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Are You Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

 

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to care for their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, 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 alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… proper lens care is easier than ever. With all-in-one treatments and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less trouble than before. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to consult with your optician to receive individualized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without checking with your optometrist first. Some products can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the correct care for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Always wash your hands prior to touching your lenses. This is one of the quickest routes for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, avoid the common mistake of using saline to clean your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. You should also be sure to disinfect your lens case with disinfecting solution frequently and to let it air out between cleanings. Professionals suggest that you switch your case at least every three months.

It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!