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Are You Caring for Your Contacts Properly?

 

Contact lenses necessitate proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and sensible option for those needing a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to seek an alternative option for vision correction.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your lenses is simpler than you may think. With all-in-one solutions and one-use lenses, caring for your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and involves less hassle than before. However, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it is advised to speak to your optician to receive personalized advice. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without consulting with your optician first. Certain products can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the correct treatment for your contacts.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to wash your hands prior to inserting or removing your contact lenses. This can be among the most direct routes for dirt and germs to reach your body. Further, don't make the error of using saline to clean your lenses. This is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be sure to disinfect your lens case with multi-purpose solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between cleanings. Professionals suggest that you switch your case at least four times a year.

Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but armed with a little knowledge you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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