The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

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It can be somewhat baffling navigating the contact lens care aisle of some pharmacies. But as overwhelming as it is, it’s essential to learn proper contact lens care. Failure to properly care for your lenses can cause a variety of eye infections including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… proper lens care is simpler than ever. With one-bottle solutions and one-use contacts, tending to your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and requires less effort than in the past. However, there are some important instructions to keep in mind.

Firstly it’s always best to consult with your eye doctor to get personalized recommendations. In addition, it’s important that you don’t switch your care routine without consulting with your eye doctor first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your contact lenses.

Proper lens maintenance requires cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Make sure to wash your hands prior to touching your contacts. This can be among the easiest places for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, don’t make the mistake of using saline to clean your lenses. Saline is only suitable for rinsing and storing soft lenses. Additionally, be sure to clean your lens case with disinfecting solution after each use and to let it air out between cleanings. Eye Doctors recommend that you switch your case at least every few months.

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

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