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Keeping Your Corrective Lenses In Good Condition

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Whether you wear prescription glasses or you wear contact lenses you want to make sure you do your very best to keep them in the best shape possible. This way, you know that they are going to last you as long as possible. The tips here will help you to take care of your corrective lenses, like Dr. Michael B. Wardell:

Taking proper care of glasses

All in all, it's pretty easy to take care of glasses, but there are a few tips for helping you to avoid problems such as scratches and broken frames. If your lenses are very dirty then you can wash them under the sink with lukewarm water and liquid soap. Use your fingers to gently clean them and dry them with a very soft towel. If they are only a little dirty then you can use eyeglass cleaner and a microfiber rag intended for this purpose.

You want to get yourself a little eyeglass tools kit in case you ever need it. If you notice that the screws on your frames are starting to come a little loose you want to use the small eyeglass screwdriver to tighten them immediately. Otherwise, the screw will come out and the chances are that you won't be able to find it because they are so small. If the screw keeps coming loose then you should take the glasses in to the optometrist office so they can give you a new screw.

Taking proper care of your contact lenses

It's important for you to make sure you keep your contact lenses clean. Since they go directly in your eyes, not cleaning them properly can lead to bacteria getting in your eyes that can cause infections. Also, small pieces of debris can even scratch your cornea. It's best to rinse them with the solution right after removing them, soak them in the solution and then rinse them again right before putting them in.

No matter how good you are about cleaning the contacts, it doesn't do anything if you stick them in your eyes with dirty hands. So, you want to wash your hands well before touching them and then rinse all traces of soap off of them.

Make sure you protect your contacts from getting small particles on them by wearing protective goggles anytime you do something that has small particles floating in the air. This means wearing the goggles when sanding, sawing, spray painting, weed whacking or doing anything else that can lead to dust or other small particles getting in your eyes.