Contact lens wearers need to be careful to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.
Not to worry, though... proper lens care is easier than you may think. With all-in-one treatments and disposable contacts, tending to your contacts is less expensive, requires less time and requires less effort than in the past. Still, there are some necessary instructions to keep in mind.
First of all it is recommended to speak to your optician to receive individualized advice. In addition, make sure you don't switch care regimens without asking your optician first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper care for your lenses.
All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Always rinse your hands with soap and water prior to handling your lenses. This is one of the quickest routes for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, don't make the mistake of using saline solution to clean your contacts. Saline solution should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. Additionally, be sure to disinfect your case with multi-purpose solution frequently and to let it air out between cleanings. Eye Doctors advise that you replace your case at least four times a year.
It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!