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Home » What's New » A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care

A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts probably want to consider an alternate form of vision correction. Don't worry, though…taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With one-bottle treatments and disposable contacts, taking care of your lenses is less expensive, requires less time and involves less effort than in the past. However, there are several necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly, it is suggested that you consult with your eye doctor to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't change care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Some products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our clinic staff can help you decide the correct treatment for your contact lenses.

Proper lens maintenance necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your lenses will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle openings to any area including your eye since it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting tap water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens container, as it often carries a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, remember to dispose of your lenses when their time is up to reduce the likelihood of infection.

It's true that there may be an array of products out there, but with a little planning you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!