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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses


Contact lenses need careful treatment and care to be considered a safe and feasible choice for individuals selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally results in blindness. People of all ages that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses may want to seek an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your contacts is simpler than ever. With all-in-one treatments and one-use lenses, tending to your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and involves less trouble than before. However, there are some essential guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it's always best to speak to your eye doctor to get personalized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without checking with your optometrist first. Certain solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the correct care for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. It's important to do this as soon as you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your lenses will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your hands as it can dirty the solution. Do your best to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes transports a bacteria 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 array of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!