Proper contact lens care can save your eyes from unnecessary discomfort, infection, and possibly even damage.
Below, we offer our top tips of contact lens care to take the guesswork out of caring for your lenses.
To ask any questions about contact lenses or other optical-related issues, Corktown Eyecare in Toronto is here for you.
Tips For Proper Contact Lens Care
1.Maintain Personal Hygiene
Personal hygiene is the frontrunner in contact lens care, and possibly eye health in general.
Before handling your contact lenses or touching your eyes, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, rinse, and dry them with a lint-free towel.
2.Avoid the infamous “Top-Up”
You may have been guilty of this in the past, but don’t be ashamed — you’re in good company.
Many contact lens wearers admit to topping-up the leftover fluid in the lens case instead of spilling it out and using fresh lens solution each time.
Lens fluid top-ups are risky though, as the old lens solution is still in the case. This can lead to eye infections.
3.Clean Them After Each Use
After removing your lenses, rub them with some lens solution in your palm to remove any bacteria and protein buildup.
You’ll also want to rinse out the lens case with some solution and allow it to air dry before storing the lenses again.
4.Don’t Overwear Your Contacts
Some optometrists use the term “overwear syndrome” to describe the group of symptoms that can arise from contact lens overuse.
Make sure to wear your lenses according to your eye doctor’s instructions, and to replace your contact lenses as often as your doctor recommends. Remove your lenses from your eyes every night, unless the lenses are specifically designed for sleeping.
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