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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses


Contact lenses need careful handling in order to be a safe and feasible option for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally results in blindness. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts probably want to opt for an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... proper lens care is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one treatments and disposable contacts, tending to your contacts is less expensive, requires less time and involves less hassle than before. Still, there are several important guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optometrist to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't switch care regimens without consulting with your eye doctor first. Some solutions can react with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the right care for your lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your contacts will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle openings to any area including your hands since it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens container, as it often carries 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 risk of infection.

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