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Contact Lens Care Tips


Contact lenses require careful treatment and care in order to be a safe and effective option for individuals needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to opt for an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your lenses is easier than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' care systems and disposable lenses, tending to your lenses is less expensive, requires less time and involves less hassle than before. Still, there are several essential guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optometrist to receive individualized advice. Additionally, make sure you don't switch care regimens without consulting with your optician first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper care for your contact lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to wash your hands before inserting or removing your lenses. This can be one of the quickest routes for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, don't make the common error of using saline solution for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. This should only be used for rinsing and storing soft lenses. Additionally, be sure to clean your lens case with all-in-one solution after every use and to keep it open and dry between cleanings. Experts advise that you switch your case at least four times a year.

It's true that there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!