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A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care

 

Many consumers find it fairly confusing navigating the contact lens care aisle of most drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this experience can be, it's crucial to understand proper lens care. Those who aren't appropriately caring for their contacts, risk contracting a number of eye problems including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to consider an alternative option for vision correction.

Not to worry, though... contact lens care is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and requires less hassle than before. However, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it is advised to speak to your optometrist to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't switch care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Some products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right treatment for your lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. It's important to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Never press solution bottle tips to any surface including your body because it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to avoid getting tap water on your lenses, including rinsing your lens container, as it often transports a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, don't forget to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the likelihood of infection.

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

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