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Lens Care

 –  Taking proper care of your eyeglass and contact lenses is absolutely critical for your eye health. While it's easy enough to skimp on lens care details, the consequences can be downright dangerous and harmful, particularly in the case of those contacts that you're actually inserting into your eyes.
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You'll find here a host of lens-care products that can help keep your vision crystal clear and - no less importantly - your eyes healthy and happy. Be sure to visit your eye doctor regularly and ask which products are best for you.

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Failing to abide by regular and adequate contact lens care can increase your risk of eye infections, which can compromise the health of your eyes.

A few statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drive this point home. One out of every 500 contact-lens wearers in the U.S. contends with potentially serious eye infections every year, and some of these illnesses can be traced to improper handling and maintenance of contact lenses. That connection notwithstanding, the CDC notes that anywhere from 40 to 90 percent of contact lens users don't adhere to lens care instructions.

Failing to change out contact lenses on the prescribed schedule (which obviously varies from make to make), failing to regularly clean and disinfect lenses, and failing to store them properly are among the common problems that may stem from such lax contact lens use.

Healthy Habits



As the CDC notes, you can often ward off such eye issues by rigidly observing proper contact lens care procedures. To state the obvious, having the right lens care equipment is fundamental to this aim. Here at drugstore.com, you'll find all the contact lens accessories you need within these pages.

For example, you'll be able to choose from a wide variety of cleaners and disinfectants for ensuring your contact lenses are free of microbial contaminants and other impurities. There are also multi-purpose solutions for cleansing and storing contacts nightly for the utmost convenience.

As popular as soft contacts are these days, many people still wear gas permeable varieties, which, as the Mayo Clinic observes, may be more breathable than their soft counterparts. We've got you covered on that count, too, stocking hard contact solutions for taking care of those rigid lenses.

You'll also find other fundamentals of eye care, including cleaning wipes for the lenses of eyeglasses and rewetting drops to tackle uncomfortably dry and irritated peepers. Also on these virtual shelves are contact-lens cases - which, the CDC suggests, should be replaced every three months - and eyeglass repair kits.

In short, drugstore.com has all the tools you need to safely and efficiently maintain whatever sort of lens you use to improve your sight, thereby making sure your eyes are protected from infection and injury. Spend a while glancing through the product profiles and with the help of your eye doctor, we're sure you'll track down the gear that's suited just right to your situation.

Remember: Quality vision and healthy eyes go hand in hand!

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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