Contact lens wearers must be careful to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternative option for vision correction.
Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than ever. With all-in-one treatments and one-use contacts, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less hassle than in the past. Still, there are some important instructions to keep in mind.
Firstly it's always best to speak to your optician to get individualized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without asking your optician first. Certain products are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the correct treatment for your contact lenses.
All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your lenses will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle openings to any surface including your hands as it can dirty the solution. Do your best to prevent getting sink water on your lenses, including washing your lens container, as it sometimes transports a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, remember to throw out your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the risk of infection.
Yes, there may be an assortment of lens care options, but armed with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!