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Caring For Contacts

There are basic simple rules for the care of your contacts.

If you should have any questions about the care of your contacts or the products used in the cleaning of your contacts please give us a call or stop in and see us. Any one of our opticians will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Cleaning your contacts consist of the following steps:

Wash your hands. Your hands contain contaminants and germs. If you do not wash your hands, these can be transferred to you contact lenses.

Remove a lens and clean it. This cleaning will remove deposits and buildups that could irritate your eye.

Rinse the lens to remove the cleaner and debris. Follow the instructions on the rinsing product you are using.

Put the lens in it's proper case and apply the solution for disinfecting the lens.

Repeat the steps for the other lens.

There are various products on the market that are used to clean, rinse and disinfect you contacts. When you get your new contacts the dispensing optician will go over what you should use and how to use it.
Below is a brief description of some of these items.

Cleaner - this is used to clean your contacts. You place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand and rub the lens as directed.

Hydrogen peroxide solution - used to disinfect your lens after cleaning and rinsing.

Saline solution - is used for rinsing and storing of your contacts.

Multipurpose solution - is used for the cleaning, disinfecting, rinsing and storing of contacts lenses.

Enzymatic cleaner - is used for removing protein form you contacts on a weekly basis. The tablets are used with a saline solution or disinfecting solution.

Daily protein remover - this is a liquid that is used daily to remove protein from your contact lenses.

Contact lens eye drops - these are used to keep your eyes and contacts wet.

Once again, if you have any questions, be sure to talk to our opticians and get the correct answers to those questions. If you are not sure and go ahead anyway, you could damage your contact lens or even your eyes.

Be safe, not sorry.