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Are You Caring for Your Contacts Properly?


Contact lenses need proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and feasible choice for those selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to opt for an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... contact lens care is easier than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable lenses, caring for your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and requires less effort than in the past. However, there are several necessary instructions to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optician to receive personalized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change care regimens without consulting with your optometrist first. Some solutions can react with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your contact lenses.

Proper lens care requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Always rinse your hands with soap and water before touching your lenses. This is among the quickest routes for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, avoid the common error of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your contacts. Saline solution should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be careful to disinfect your case with multi-purpose solution after each use and to let it air out between cleanings. Experts suggest that you replace your case at least four times a year.

Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little planning you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!