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 –  For people with sight problems, glasses and contacts can prevent a tremendous amount of frustration. Technology has improved the overall quality of glasses and contacts over the past several decades, allowing individuals to see better, wear lenses longer, and protect the health of the eyes. There are a variety of contact lens options available on the market today. Some people use disposable lenses that can be thrown away after one use. Other prescriptions require the use of hard contact lenses that last for a long time. From long-term lenses to short-term solutions, there is a wide range of products to choose from. Check with your eye doctor to find out which products are suitable for you.
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Eye Care



Even people who wear contact lenses on a regular basis do not always realize that taking care of their lenses also helps to protect the eyes. If you regularly experience dryness or irritation, your eye doctor may recommend the use of an eye lubrication product to keep your eyes comfortable throughout the day. These products are designed to soothe irritated eyes and to reduce redness. Be sure to rinse and store your contact lenses properly after each use to ensure that they will not damage your eyes when you next wear them.

Glasses Care



Wearing glasses does not eliminate the need to care for your eyes. While basic eye care is important, you must also keep your glasses in good condition to get the most out of wearing them. Make sure that the screws and hinges on the arms of your glasses are adequately tightened. This will help to prevent them from sliding off your face and will keep them well-fitted for a longer period of time. You can purchase a small maintenance kit to help to keep your glasses in top condition.

One of the biggest challenges with glasses is keeping the lenses clear. When lenses are dirty or smudged, the prescription of the lenses will not work as well for your eyes. You will have a more difficult time seeing if you have not properly cleaned your lenses recently. Use professional-grade lens wipes to keep your glasses as clear and effective as possible.

Lens Care



Contact lenses allow people with active lifestyles to see without worrying about glasses. They are popular for a variety of reasons. Many people prefer contact lenses to glasses for convenience and ease. In order to get the most out of your contact lenses, it is important to take care of them properly. Ask your eye doctor for assistance when using a new type of contact lens. Follow the care instructions that come along with the lenses. Most soft contact lenses now rely on multi-purpose solutions to keep them clean and in good condition. Most multi-purpose solutions work to cleanse, disinfect, and rehydrate lenses. When you are taking a contact lens out of your eyes, rinse it with solution in the palm of your hand before storing it in a specially designed container. These containers should be filled with lens solution to keep your contacts in the best shape possible.

This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels. In addition, if you are taking medications, herbs, or other supplements you should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter medication as they may interact with other medications, herbs, and nutritional products. If you have a medical condition, including if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking these products. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

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