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The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

 

Contact lens wearers need to be sure to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in blindness. Any individuals that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your lenses is simpler than ever. With ''multipurpose'' treatments and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and requires less trouble than in the past. However, there are several necessary guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to speak to your eye doctor to get individualized advice. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper care for your contact lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Make sure to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your contact lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle openings to any area including your hands as it can contaminate the solution. Try to prevent getting sink water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses when they have reached their expiration to limit the risk of infection.

It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but with a little planning you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!