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Contact Lens Safety With Our Optometrist In El Paso

Contact lenses are easy to use and convenient, which is why so many people love them! Our El Paso optometrist at University Vision Centre is taking the opportunity to educate our patients about how to keep eyes safe while wearing contact lenses.

Keeping Your Contacts Clean

At the end of each day, it's important to wash your hands, then take out your contacts and rub and rinse them with a disinfecting solution. After your contacts are clean, store them in a clean case filled with solution to rehydrate them for use the following day. Never wear your contacts for longer than suggested by your optometrist.

Types Of Contacts: Hard Vs. Soft

There are two types of contacts: hard and soft. Hard contacts are designed to be worn many times over a long period of time, while soft contacts are disposable, and typically replaced daily or monthly. Hard contacts are more cost-effective than soft contacts, but many users find soft contacts to be a more comfortable fit. Our optometrist will help you decide which type of contact makes sense for you.

Benefits Of Contacts

If you're tired of wearing glasses, it's time to try contacts! Contacts make many activities, such as working out, playing with children, and doing work around the house, much easier. Glasses are easily broken and costly to replace, and contacts eliminate this problem completely. When used correctly, contacts are a safe alternative to glasses.

Call Optometrist in El Paso to Schedule an Appointment Today

Ready to get fitted for your first pair of contact lenses? Interested in learning more about if contacts might be a good fit for your lifestyle? Our optometrist is here to help. Call our El Paso office, University Vision Centre, at 915-533-1811 to set up an appointment today.

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