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The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Care

 

Contact lenses require careful handling to be considered a safe and feasible option for individuals requiring corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to seek an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... proper lens care is easier than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable contacts, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than before. Still, there are some essential instructions to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to speak to your optometrist to get personalized advice. In addition, make sure you don't change your care routine without asking your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the right treatment for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to wash your hands prior to inserting or removing your contacts. Your eyes can be among the quickest routes for dirt and germs to reach your body. Further, don't make the error of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your contacts. Saline is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be careful to disinfect your case with disinfecting solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between uses. Eye Doctors advise that you switch your case at least every few months.

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

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