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The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

 

Contact lens wearers need to be sure to treat their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion results in blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to seek an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… taking care of your contacts is simpler than ever. With one-bottle care systems and disposable lenses, tending to your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than in the past. However, there are several necessary guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is recommended to speak to your optician to get personalized advice. Additionally, make sure you don't switch care regimens without consulting with your optometrist first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the proper treatment for your lenses.

Proper lens maintenance requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to rinse your hands with soap and water prior to handling your contact lenses. This can be among the most direct routes for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, avoid the error of using saline to clean your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. You should also be careful to clean your case with multi-purpose solution frequently and to let it air out between uses. Eye Doctors recommend that you replace your case at least four times a year.

Yes, there may be an array of products out there, but armed with a little knowledge you can be sure you are caring for your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!