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Home » What's New » A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Contact lenses require proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible choice for those selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion can lead to blindness. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your lenses is easier than ever. With all-in-one solutions and disposable contacts, tending to your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than in the past. However, there are some essential guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it is advised to consult with your optician to receive individualized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without checking with your eye doctor first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right treatment for your contact lenses.

Proper lens care requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to rinse your hands with soap and water prior to touching your contact lenses. Your eyes can be one of the quickest places for harmful bacteria to reach your body. Further, don't make the common mistake of using saline solution for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. This is only suitable for rinsing and storing soft contacts. You should also be careful to disinfect your lens case with all-in-one solution after each use and to let it air out between uses. Professionals recommend that you replace your case at least four times a year.

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