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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contacts Safely?

 

Contact lenses need careful handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those selecting corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' care systems and disposable contacts, taking care of your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than in the past. However, there are some necessary instructions to keep in mind.

Firstly it's always best to speak to your optometrist to receive individualized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't switch care regimens without consulting with your optometrist first. Some solutions 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 right care for your contacts.

Proper lens care requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't press solution bottle tips to any area including your body because it can dirty the solution. Do your best to prevent getting tap water on your lenses, including rinsing your lens case, as it often carries a bacteria that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, remember to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are treating your lenses properly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!

Our Office is CLOSED in response to the Coronavirus

We are cancelling all scheduled appointments this coming week (until at least April 5th) but we will be available for urgent matters and emergency care.

Many contact lens orders can still be filled and will be shipped directly to your home. Contact us for more information.

We will be checking phone messages from Monday to Friday 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for urgent matters and for contact lens orders.

The situation is fluid and there is a possibility that the period may be extended. We are complying with the Ministry of Health recommendations and will keep you updated as to any changes. Please come here to see updates or give us a call.