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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contacts Properly?

 

Contact lenses necessitate careful handling in order to be a safe and feasible option for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes results in blindness. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses may want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... taking care of your contacts is simpler than you may think. With all-in-one care systems and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and involves less effort than in the past. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly it's always best to speak to your optometrist to receive individualized advice. Additionally, make sure you don't switch care regimens without asking your optometrist first. Some products can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your lenses.

Proper lens maintenance necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to rinse your hands with soap and water before inserting or removing your contacts. Your eyes can be one of the most direct routes for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, avoid the common mistake of using saline to clean your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be sure to clean your lens case with disinfecting solution after each use and to let it air out between uses. Experts recommend that you replace your case at least every few months.

Yes, there may be an array of lens care options, but with a little planning you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!

As required under Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, our office will be closed through April 13, 2020.  If you have ordered contact lenses or eyeglasses, we will make arrangements with you to have your order sent directly to your residence.  If you have less than a two-month supply of contact lenses, please contact us and we will be happy to place an order for you. 

If you have any questions about an order, or are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call our office or text message us at 734-414-1892 or email us at reception@progressivefamilyeyecare.com.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a date after April 14, 2020, please contact us and leave a message and we will reply to schedule the appointment.  Together we will weather this storm.  Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html