How to Properly Care for Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great way for individuals to see properly without having to sport a pair of glasses. And with so many options of contact lenses available, it can make your life even easier. If you have monthly disposable contact lenses or something other than daylies, then it’s important to understand how to properly care for them. Caring for your lenses will not only ensure that they last longer and provide you with clear vision but that you don’t get any sort of eye infection as well. Read on to learn more.

contact lensWash Your Hands

Before you even get near your contacts or your eyes, the most important thing you can do is wash your hands with soap and warm water. Simple bacteria or dirt can be resting invisibly on your fingers and can cause you a whole lot of grief down the road— that’s why it’s important to thoroughly wash your hands.

Soak Over Night

Everyone knows that you should never sleep in your contact lenses. Not only will sleeping in your lenses cause your eyes to dry out but they can cause your contacts to dry out as well. No matter how tired you are, take your contacts out and soak them in a solution over night. Just make sure that the solution is clean and that it properly covers your contact lenses.

Wash Off

Once your contact lenses have soaked overnight and you are ready to put them back in, take a little bit more contact solution to wash your lenses off. This will help to get rid of any dirt or hair that may have fallen off of your contact lenses while they were soaking overnight.

Be Gentle

Contact lenses can rip fairly easily— leaving you with a broken contact that cannot be worn. When picking up your contact lenses be as gentle as possible. Rather than pulling on them in any way, gently use your forefinger and thumb to get them out of your eye and contact lense case.

By understanding how you can best take care of your contact lenses, you can help to ensure that your eyes and your vision stay as strong and healthy as possible. To learn more about proper eye care, contact Wilkinson Eye Center today!



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