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Contact Lens Care Tips

 

Many find it somewhat baffling navigating the contact lens care section of some supermarkets. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it's essential to understand proper lens care. Failure to properly care for your contact lenses can lead to a variety of eye problems including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. People of all ages that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses may want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than ever. With all-in-one treatments and one-use contacts, tending to your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less hassle than before. However, there are several important guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to speak to your optician to get individualized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without asking your optician first. Certain solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the correct treatment for your contacts.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Always wash your hands prior to inserting or removing your contact lenses. This can be one of the easiest routes for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, don't make the common error of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. Additionally, be careful to clean your lens case with all-in-one solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between uses. Experts suggest that you replace your case at least four times a year.

Yes, there may be an array of products out there, but armed with a little planning you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!