Reducing the Risk of Problems When Wearing Contact Lenses

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How can I minimize the risk of problems with my contact lenses?

Reducing the Risk of Problems When Wearing Contact Lenses

There are a variety of problems that can result from wearing contact lenses. Dry eyes, discomfort and infection are just a few examples of these problems. There are a number of steps which can be taken to avoid the potential for problems resulting from wearing contact lenses. These steps are:

• Visit an eye care practitioner for a thorough exam
• Have a fitting from a qualified practitioner
• Attend all required follow up visits
• Follow the recommended regimen for cleaning and storage prescribed by the eye care professional
• Replace disposable lenses as prescribed
• Wash and dry hands thoroughly before handling lenses

   

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