Contact lenses need careful handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those requiring a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses probably want to consider an alternative option for corrective eye wear.
Not to worry, though... contact lens care is simpler than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and disposable contacts, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less effort than in the past. Still, there are some essential guidelines to be aware of.
Firstly it is recommended to speak to your eye doctor to get personalized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't change your care routine without consulting with your eye doctor first. Certain products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the correct treatment for your contacts.
All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Always rinse your hands with soap and water prior to touching your contact lenses. This is one of the easiest places for dirt and germs to reach your body. Further, avoid the mistake of using saline to clean your lenses. This is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be sure to disinfect your case with all-in-one solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between uses. Experts advise that you switch your case at least every three months.
Yes, there may be an array of products out there, but armed with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!