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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

 

Contact lens wearers must be sure to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in vision loss. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to seek an alternative option for vision correction.

Not to worry, though… proper lens care is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one solutions and one-use lenses, tending to your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and involves less hassle than in the past. Still, there are some essential instructions to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your optician to receive individualized recommendations. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without asking your eye doctor first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your contacts.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be safer, your contact lenses will feel better. Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your body because it can dirty the solution. Try to prevent getting sink water on your lenses, including washing your lens case, as it often transports a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, don't forget to throw out your lenses when they have reached their expiration to limit the risk of infection.

It's true that there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!