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

 

Many people find it somewhat confusing navigating the contact lens care aisle of some pharmacies. But as daunting as it is, it's essential to understand proper contact lens care. Failure to properly tend to your contact lenses can lead to a variety of eye infections including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. Any individuals that are not responsible enough to take care of their contacts may want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… proper lens care is simpler than ever. With all-in-one solutions and disposable contacts, tending to your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and requires less effort than before. However, there are several necessary guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optician to get personalized advice. Additionally, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your contact lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be safer, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't press solution bottle tips to any area including your hands since it can contaminate the solution. Try to prevent getting sink water on your lenses, including washing your lens case, as it often transports a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, don't forget to throw out your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the risk of infection.

It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but armed with a little planning you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!