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Contact Lens Care Tips

 

Many contact lens wearers find it pretty confusing navigating the eye care section of most drug stores. Nevertheless as overwhelming as this experience can be, it's essential to understand correct lens care. Those who are not suitably caring for their lenses, risk contracting a variety of eye infections including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts probably want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your lenses is easier than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable lenses, tending to your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and requires less trouble than before. However, there are some important instructions to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your optician to receive personalized recommendations. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without asking your eye doctor first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage 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. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Don't touch solution bottle tips to any area including your eye since it can dirty the solution. Do your best to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens case, as it often transports a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, remember to throw out your lenses when their time is up to reduce the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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