It can be fairly baffling navigating the contact lens care section of most drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it’s essential to understand proper lens care. Those who are not properly caring for their contact lenses, risk contracting a number of eye problems including some that may result in vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may want to seek an alternative option for corrective eye wear.
Don’t worry, though… taking care of your lenses is easier than it may seem. With one-bottle treatments and one-use contacts, taking care of your lenses is cheaper, requires less time and requires less hassle than in the past. However, there are several essential instructions to be aware of.
Firstly it is advised to consult with your optometrist to receive individualized advice. In addition, make sure you don’t change your care routine without asking your eye doctor first. Certain solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right care for your contacts.
Proper lens care requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. It’s important to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your lenses will feel better. Don’t press solution bottle openings to any surface including your eye because it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including washing your lens container, as it often transports a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, don’t forget to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the likelihood of infection.
Yes, there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!