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Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to seek an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... contact lens care is easier than you may think. With one-bottle solutions and disposable contacts, taking care of your lenses is cheaper, requires less time and requires less trouble than in the past. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to speak to your optician to receive personalized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't change your care routine without checking with your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be safer, your contact lenses will feel better. Never touch solution bottle tips to any area including your eye as it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens container, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses when they have reached their expiration to reduce the likelihood of infection.

It's true that there may be an assortment of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are treating your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!

Pierce Family Vision is now open for routine examinations, frame selections and adjustments by appointment. We have taken great care to keep our patients and staff safe in these extraordinary times. Please give us a call at 519-886-4170 for more information. For those wanting advice but not ready to visit the office yet, we are offering online tele-optometry consultations. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!