It can be somewhat confusing navigating the eye care section of some pharmacies. But as daunting as this can be, it's essential to understand correct lens care. Failure to care for your contact lenses can result in a variety of eye problems including some that may result in vision loss. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to seek an alternative option for vision correction.
Not to worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one solutions and one-use contacts, tending to your lenses is cheaper, requires less time and involves less hassle than in the past. Still, there are several necessary guidelines to keep in mind.
Firstly it's always best to consult with your optometrist to get personalized recommendations. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without checking with your optician first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your contacts.
Proper lens care requires cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your lenses will feel better. Never press solution bottle tips to any area including your eye as it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to avoid getting sink water on your lenses, including washing your lens container, as it often transports a bacteria that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, don't forget to dispose of your lenses when their time is up to limit 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, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!