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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

 

It can be pretty confusing navigating the eye care aisle of most drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it's crucial to learn proper lens care. Those who aren't appropriately caring for their contact lenses, risk developing a number of eye problems including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than ever. With one-bottle care systems and disposable contacts, caring for your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less hassle than in the past. However, there are several essential instructions to keep in mind.

Firstly it's always best to speak to your eye doctor to get personalized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't switch care regimens without asking your optometrist first. Certain products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper care for your contact lenses.

Proper lens maintenance necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your contacts will feel better. Don't press solution bottle tips to any surface including your body as it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens container, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, remember to throw out your lenses after their intended use time to limit the likelihood of infection.

It's true that there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are treating your lenses properly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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