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Are You Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

 

Many people find it fairly confusing shopping in the eye care section of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as this experience can be, it's essential to understand proper lens care. Failure to properly tend to your contacts can cause a number of eye infections including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to consider an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than ever. With all-in-one care systems and one-use lenses, caring for your lenses is cheaper, requires less time and requires less hassle than before. Still, there are several essential instructions to keep in mind.

Firstly it is advised to speak to your optometrist to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Certain products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the right care for your lenses.

Proper lens care necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your contact lenses will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle openings to any surface including your body as it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting tap water on your lenses, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of 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 professional guidance you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!