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

 

Contact lens wearers must be sure to treat their contact lenses adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... proper lens care is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one treatments and one-use contacts, tending to your lenses is cheaper, requires less time and involves less hassle than in the past. Still, there are several important instructions to keep in mind.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optometrist to receive individualized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without consulting with your optician first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your contacts.

Proper lens care necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to rinse your hands with soap and water before handling your contacts. This is one of the easiest places for harmful bacteria to reach your body. Further, don't make the mistake of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. Saline solution should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be sure to disinfect your case with all-in-one solution frequently and to let it air out between uses. Professionals advise that you replace your case at least every three months.

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