Eye Care Tips For Contact Lens Users

11 Jul

Switching from eye glasses to contact lenses can be a liberating experience that can make you fContact Lenses Killeeneel a lot more confident and free. However, you also have to pay more attention to your eye care. The following tips guide you on how to effectively take care of your contact lenses and prevent eye infections and other complications:

  • Make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly before wearing or removing contact lenses. Use an unscented and oil-free soap, and wipe your hands with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.
  • Avoid using hair spray or deodorants after wearing your contact lenses, as these might cause irritation to the eyes. Also make sure that your nails are smooth and short while handling contact lenses, to avoid scratching your eye or damaging your lens. Eye makeup should be applied after wearing the contact lenses, and removed after removing the lenses.
  • Consult your eye doctor before using any eye drops or eye medication, as some of these might not be safe for contact lens wearers.
  • Never use tap water or even distilled water directly on your contact lenses, as these might have certain microorganisms that can lead to severe eye infections. Avoid splashing water into your eyes when you have your contact lenses on.
  • Lightly rub your contact lenses with your solution by placing them in the palm of your hand each time you remove them. This helps to get rid of surface build-up on the lenses.
  • Do not reuse the contact lens solution after one application. Be sure to wash your contact lens case with warm water and discard the solution present in it. Use fresh solution each time you wear your contact lenses.
  • Be sure not to keep using disposable contact lenses after the period they are prescribed for, as the lenses lose permeability over time, leading to oxygen deprivation to the cornea, which might result in eye complications.
  • It is advisable to visit an eye doctor at least once every year if you wear contact lenses. You should immediately consult your eye doctor and discontinue contact lens use if you notice any complications like redness, itching, watering, discharge, etc.

Killeen-based eye experts advice against sleeping with your contact lenses on, as this might lead to the lenses becoming rigid as a result of not blinking. These rigid contact lenses can then result in eye damage.

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