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The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Contacts

 

Contact lenses need careful handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those requiring a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes results in blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contacts may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… taking care of your lenses is easier than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and one-use contacts, tending to your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less hassle than before. However, there are some important guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly it is advised to consult with your optician to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Some solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the right treatment for your contact lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to wash your hands prior to handling your contacts. This can be among the easiest places for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, don't make the mistake of using saline solution for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. Saline is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be sure to clean your lens case with disinfecting solution after each use and to let it air out between cleanings. Professionals suggest that you replace your case at least every few months.

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