How To Take Care Of Your Contact Lenses
There are about 75 percent of adults who wear corrective lenses, and approximately 11 percent of them wear contacts. At Lickteig Family Eyecare in Boston, Medford, Natick, and Dedham, our team is committed to educating the public about the importance of safe contact lens wear.
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Contact Lenses
Taking care of your contact lenses is important because improper contact lens wear can lead to serious infections, such as conjunctivitis and keratitis, or damage your eyes. Therefore, properly maintaining and cleaning them can protect your sight.
Proper Contact Lens Care
If you are among the millions who wear contact lenses, follow these simple recommendations to protect your eye health:
Never Store Your Contacts in Water: Exposing the contacts to water increases your risk for infections.
Use a New Solution Every Time You Remove and Store Your Contact Lens: Mixing used and fresh solutions can become a breeding ground for germs, leaving your eyes at risk for infection.
Consult with Your Eye Doctor before Sleeping with Your Contacts: Recent studies indicate that sleeping with contacts can put you at a higher risk of infection.
To learn more about how you can ensure your eyes remain healthy, contact our optometry clinic today.
Our optometry staff at Lickteig Family Eyecare urges contact lens wearers to properly clean their lenses to preserve their sight and reduce the risk of infections. From comprehensive eye exams to hard-to-fit contact lenses, we are here to help. Call one of our four convenient locations in Boston, Medford, Natick, and Dedham, or visit us online to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment.