Contact lenses are a fantastic way to see the world around you. They help people who cannot normally wear glasses or whose eyesight has changed, and they let wearers correct vision problems, such as astigmatism and hyperopia (farsightedness). But contact lens can get dirty quickly if not taken care of correctly.
So here are some tips for you:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before putting in or taking out lenses.
- After each use, remove the contacts from your eyes and clean them immediately by either rinsing them with contact lens solution from Bausch and Lomb or washing them gently under tap water. Never reinsert a dirty contact!
- This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when wearing contacts — it can cause serious eye problems, including infections that lead to blindness if not handled correctly.
- Wash both sides of the lens and between fingers after handling any type of object such as coins, tools, etc., which you may have touched earlier on without gloves (this happens very easily).
- It’s also important to remember never to touch the inside rim of a cleaning container because germs can accumulate there, too.
- Reusable lenses should be replaced every year. The lens case should also be replaced once a month with an unopened new one to avoid the development of bacteria in it.
If you use disposable lenses daily, you must discard them after three days, whether they have been worn or not, so buy enough contacts and don’t run out early!