If you’ve made the decision to wear contact lenses to correct your vision, you absolutely must care for them properly if you want to avoid issues. In order to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable and injury-free, remember the following helpful tips when caring for your contact lenses.
There are a number of things you can do in terms of personal hygiene and activity that will help keep your contact lenses clean and sanitary, as well as keep your eyes protected from infection or irritation.
- DO – Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and rinse completely before touching the contact lenses
- DON’T – Use any lotions, oils, or cosmetics right before handling the lenses
- DO – Keep your fingernails short and smooth and try to avoid contact between your nails and the lenses
- DON’T – sleep in your contact lenses
- DON’T – share your contact with anyone else
Contact Lens Care
Proper care of contact lenses requires following the specific routine prescribed by your eye care professional. The following tips will ensure the best experience possible:
- DO – Use fresh, unexpired lens solution and carefully follow the specific instructions on the solution bottle
- DON’T – Alternate or mix solutions, as not all solutions are safe for all lenses
- DON’T – Put lenses in your mouth or use saliva to lubricate your lenses
- DON’T – Rinse your lenses in tap water, as the lens could wash down the drain, or the impurities in the water may damage the lenses
- DO – store your contact lenses in an appropriate lens case, and clean the case regularly to avoid bacteria growth
If you ever notice symptoms of redness, itching, burning, eye pain, discomfort or any abnormal changes in your vision it is important to remove the contact lenses and contact your optometrist immediately.
Regular Eye Exams are an Important Part of Wearing Contacts
The professional eye care providers at Family Vision Development Center in Aurora are here to help make your contact lens experience as easy as possible. We offer the latest in contact lens technologies along with a variety of designs, such as daily wear, extended wear and specialty lenses. Call us at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment or visit www.fvdcpc.com to learn more about our practice.
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