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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Properly?


It can be pretty confusing navigating the eye care section of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as it is, it's essential to learn proper lens care. Failure to tend to your contact lenses can result in 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 abrasions, which occasionally results in vision loss. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... contact lens care is easier than ever. With all-in-one care systems and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and involves less hassle than in the past. Still, there are several important instructions to keep in mind.

Firstly it is advised to consult with your eye doctor to get personalized advice. In addition, make sure you don't change your care routine without asking your optician first. Some solutions can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your lenses.

All contact lens experts 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 healthier, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your eye as it can contaminate the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes transports a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, remember to dispose of your lenses when their time is up to limit the likelihood of infection.

Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are caring for your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!