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The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

 

Contact lenses necessitate careful handling in order to be a safe and feasible option for individuals needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses probably want to consider an alternative option for vision correction.

Don't worry, though... proper lens care is simpler than ever. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable contacts, tending to your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less effort than in the past. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly it is recommended to speak to your eye doctor to receive personalized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without consulting with your optician first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right care for your contact lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Always rinse your hands with soap and water prior to handling your contact lenses. Your eyes can be one of the quickest places for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, avoid the common mistake of using saline solution to clean your lenses. Saline solution should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. You should also be sure to clean your lens case with all-in-one solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between cleanings. Experts recommend that you switch your case at least four times a year.

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

COVID-19 Update: Our office will be reopening for routine eye care on Monday, June 1, 2020. Appointments will be limited at first so call or schedule using our online scheduler.

For a list of updated COVID-19 protocols and procedures that we are implementing in our office for your safety as well as the safety of our staff, click here.