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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Contact lenses need proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and effective choice for those selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may want to consider an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... proper lens care is easier than ever. With one-bottle treatments and one-use contacts, taking care of your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than before. Still, there are some necessary instructions to be aware of.

Firstly it is recommended to speak to your optician to get individualized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't change care regimens without consulting with your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the correct treatment for your lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be safer, your contacts will feel better. Don't press solution bottle openings to any area including your hands because it can dirty the solution. Do your best to avoid getting tap 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 after their intended use time to limit the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an assortment 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!