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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

 

It can be pretty baffling navigating the contact lens care section of most drug stores. Nevertheless as overwhelming as it is, it's essential to understand proper contact lens care. Those who aren't properly caring for their contacts, risk developing a number of eye problems including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to consider an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is easier than ever. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable contacts, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and requires less hassle than before. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it is recommended to speak to your optician to get individualized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change your care routine without asking your optician first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the right treatment for your contacts.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Always rinse your hands with soap and water prior to handling your contacts. Your eyes are among the easiest routes for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, don't make the mistake of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for rinsing and storing soft lenses. In addition, be sure to clean your lens case with all-in-one solution frequently and to let it air out between cleanings. Experts suggest that you replace your case at least every three months.

Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little professional guidance you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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