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Wearing contacts? Here are some simple ways to protect your eyes

Contact lens care is vital for your eye health. Here are four simple ways to take better care of your eyes if you wear contacts:close up view of young woman eye with eyelashes and eyebrow looking away in darkness

Purchase and use a sterile contact lens solution and/or eye drops. Sterile solutions can help prevent infection. We can provide recommendations if you need help deciding.

If you are putting in or taking out your contact lenses, wash your hands thoroughly beforehand. This will prevent dirt, dust, and bacteria from getting onto your contact lenses and into your eyes. Use a mild hypoallergenic soap that does not contain lotions, perfumes, or cosmetics, since they can leave behind an oily film that can affect your contacts. Use a towel with very little or no lint.

It’s important to adhere to the instructions provided for your contact lenses. Whether it be a new set or an older pair, make sure to follow all wear and care guidelines. Keep up with regular exams and switch out lenses as recommended. Doing so will maintain the health of your eyes and help avoid any further issues down the road. If you experience discomfort, redness, or changes in vision, be sure to get checked out right away.

Don’t sleep with your contacts. If you’re not supposed to sleep in them, don’t. Many people either forget to take their contacts out when they sleep or don’t realize that sleeping in contacts can cause eye damage. In spite of the fact that you may be able to sleep with your contacts in, it may not be the best choice for your eyes. If you have any questions about your lenses, please feel free to contact us.

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If you think it would be nice to finally not worry about contacts anymore and see 20/20 clear vision, you might want to consider LASIK. For LASIK procedures, our trusted team of experienced professionals will take excellent care of your eyes. Find out if you’re a good candidate and how much it costs by calling us today! (801) 476-0494