Taking care of your health is one of the most smart and frugal things you can do. Preventing a problem is cheaper and involves less hassle than trying to solve one. As for your eyes, you only get one pair. Contact lenses are safe when used as directed. But, protein deposits from your tears can and do build up on the lenses. This film can affect visual clarity, interfere with lens hydration, and decrease oxygen transmission through the contact lens.
How do you prevent protein deposits? Cleaning your lenses well every night and replacing your lenses as directed is a start. Using Blink-N-Clean lens drops can also help. I recently received a sample of Blink-N-Clean and decided to try it. You use it just like regular rewetting drops. But, it prevents and removes protein build up as well. The product didn’t feel as “moisturizing” as regular rewetting drops when I used it. But, I can deal with that because the main reason I am using it is to prevent protein buildup. My lenses remained comfy and my vision remained sharp for the entire month-long life of my contacts. Usually, by that last week, my lenses have started to feel more old and cloudy. Check out Blink-N-Clean’s website at http://www.abbottmedicaloptics.com/products/corneal/contact-lens-lubricating-and-rewetting-eye-drops/complete-blink-n-clean-lens-drops and consider trying this product. It can be found at Walgreens, Target, Amazon and other online and brick-and-mortar retailers.