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A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care


Many find it fairly confusing navigating the contact lens care aisle of some drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it's essential to understand proper contact lens care. Failure to properly tend to your contact lenses can lead to a variety of eye problems including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts probably want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... contact lens care is easier than you may think. With all-in-one care systems and disposable contacts, tending to your lenses is less expensive, takes less time and involves less effort than before. However, there are some necessary instructions to keep in mind.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your optometrist to get personalized recommendations. Additionally, it's important that you don't change care regimens without asking your eye doctor first. Some solutions 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 proper care for your lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. It's important to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't press solution bottle tips to any area including your body because it can contaminate the solution. Try to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including washing your lens container, as it often transports a bacteria that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, remember to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the likelihood of infection.

It's true that there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!