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

 

Contact lens wearers must be careful to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your lenses is simpler than ever. With one-bottle care systems and one-use contacts, tending to your contacts is less expensive, requires less time and requires less hassle than before. However, there are several important instructions to be aware of.

Firstly it is recommended to speak to your optometrist to get personalized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change care regimens without consulting with your optometrist 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 determine the proper treatment for your lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle openings to any area including your body since it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your lenses, including rinsing your lens case, as it often carries a bacteria that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, 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 products out there, but armed with a little knowledge you can be sure you are treating your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!