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Are You Caring for Your Contacts Safely?


Many people find it somewhat baffling navigating the eye care aisle of some pharmacies. But as overwhelming as it is, it's crucial to learn proper lens care. Failure to care for your contacts can result in a variety of eye infections including some that may result in vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though... taking care of your lenses is easier than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' treatments and one-use contacts, tending to your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less trouble than before. However, there are some important guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to consult with your eye doctor to get individualized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without asking your optometrist first. Some solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the right treatment for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle openings to any area including your body since it can dirty the solution. Do your best to avoid getting sink water on your lenses, including rinsing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the risk of infection.

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