Care & Tips

How to Know if Contact Lenses are Right for You

Work with your Shopko Optical optometrist to evaluate your lifestyle, prescription, and comfort preferences to determine if contact lenses are the ideal choice for your eyes.

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How to Know if Your Child is Ready to Try Contacts

If your child is asking to wear contact lenses and you’re wondering if they’re ready for the responsibility, check if they complete any of these tasks on a regular basis.

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How to Know if Dailies are Right for You

With the help of your Shopko Optical optometrist, you can determine if dailies are the best contact choice for your prescription, lifestyle needs, and personal preference.

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How to Safely Wear Costume Contacts

Wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription from an optometrist can cause dangerous eye injuries or infections. Learn how you can reduce these risks, and safely wear costume contacts with the proper contact lens wear and care.

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How to Adjust to Wearing Contact Lenses

For first-time contact lens wearers, the thought of a foreign object on the surface of your eye might be intimidating. However, with a little time and patience, adjusting to the responsibility of wearing and caring for your contacts will become a natural part of your daily routine.

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How to Decide Your Contact Lens Type

The most common types of contacts are soft and rigid lenses. Within these two categories, there are different wear forms including daily disposable, bi-weekly/monthly replacements, and extended wear. Each type can also have different specialty features added to correct vision impairments such as astigmatism and presbyopia.

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How to Pick Your Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers have many different options when it comes to choosing comfortable and clear lenses such as length of wear, maintenance level, eye sensitivity, cost, and more. Considering key factors like your prescription and lifestyle needs will help you and your eye care provider determine the type of lenses that will work best for you.

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How to Clean Your Contact Lens Case

Keeping your contact lens case clean on a daily, weekly and monthly basis is essential to the health of your contact lenses and to your vision overall. It’s important to establish a regular cleaning routine to avoid the possibility of an eye infection.

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How to Clean Reusable Contact Lenses

Cleaning your reusable lenses involves a few simple steps that are essential in performance and long-lasting healthy vision. If you wear daily disposables, remember to remove and discard them at the end of every day.

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How to Remove Contact Lenses

Removing your contacts at the end of each day and storing them properly is an important responsibility. It takes just a few minutes to do and is crucial to the health of your eyes.

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How to Put In Contact Lenses

If it’s your first time wearing contact lenses, or you’re considering getting them, it’s important to know the proper instructions to follow as you practice applying them to your eyes. With time and patience, putting in your contact lenses will become an easy part of your daily routine.

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