We’re celebrating Contact Lens Health Week! Many seniors turn to contact lenses for vision correction. They are among the safest forms of vision correction. Deterioration of eyesight is a natural part of aging, but by following the proper steps for care and replacement, contact lenses can keep the eyes healthy. There are a few things to keep in mind when using contact lenses regularly.
If contact lenses and cleaning solutions are not used as directed, it could result in damage to the eyes. Proper hygiene must be maintained, even if the contacts are not used daily. Contact lenses and their solutions are medical devices that are regulated by the FDA. Safety recommendations from the manufacturer or an eye doctor should be adhered to strictly.
In some cases, a senior may be more anxious than excited to try contact lenses, especially if they have worn glasses all their lives, or never needed eye correction. The most important thing is to point out the advantages of contacts and then let the senior make their own decision. Seeing clearly is key for an active life.