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Caring for Contact Lenses

Proper contact lens care can greatly reduce the unlikely occurrence of complications associated with their use. Cleaning lenses is the easiest and fastest way to ensure that your eyes are keeping healthy and that your vision is as good as it can be.

Indications that you are not cleaning your contact lenses properly include:

- Blurred vision
- Pain in and around the eyes
- Redness and itching
- Discomfort
- Discharge
- Irritation

These problems can be avoided by following a structured regiment in contact lenses care. Keep the following pointers in mind.

- Always wash, rinse and dry your hands prior to handling the lenses
- Always keep the eyes moist
- Don't handle contacts while applying makeup
- Always use a saline solution instead of tap water
- Ensure that the lens prescription is current and accurate
- Only use the products suggested by the manufacturer of your lenses
- Clean the lens case daily
- Replace the lens case every 3 months
- Never sleep with contacts in

If you have forgotten to carry out your lens cleaning regiment and find your eyes are burning or itchy, contact lens drops can help ease the irritability.
There are numerous excellent contact lenses solution and contact lens cleaners on the market today. Contact lens products such as aosept contact lens solution offer quick and effective lens cleaning. Review the contact lens products offered by your lens manufacturer to decide what cleaning solution is right for you. Proper care of contact lenses is easy and worth the little time and effort it takes.

The National Eye Institute (A Division of the National Institutes of Health) offers excellent resources about vision, eye care and contact lenses. This site is available in both English and Spanish. The Optometrists Network provides detailed information for parents about children and vision care.

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