Caring For Your Contacts

Contact lens

We all know that contact lenses are the best alternative to eyeglasses. They are easy to use, although they must be taken care of. There are various ways that you can take care of your contact lenses, which will guarantee that they remain healthy and continue being comfortable when you wear them.

Here are some easy steps on how to take care of your contact lenses properly:

  • Always wash your hands completely with soap and water for at least twenty seconds or more before handling your contact lenses. Dry them up with unused paper towels or a clean towel. This will stop the germs from breeding on your contact lenses and from getting into your eyes, which cause infections.
  • Use reliable name brand all purpose saline solutions that eliminates protein daily. Generic brands do not clean as well and can irritate your eyes.
  • Moisturize your eyes with eye drops which are created for contact lenses. Dry eyes will cause your eyes to be irritated and can cause the contact lenses to get stuck on the Sclera of your eye, especially while trying to take them out. Put some eye drops inside your eyes to allow them to be removed. If not, your Sclera can get scratched. This a crucial step on how to take care of your contact lenses and eyes properly.
  • Change your disposable contact lenses as advised by your eye doctor to prevent your cornea or other parts of the eye from getting damaged. The lenses become old and do not allow enough oxygen to flow to your eyes or become worn out. Replace any contact lenses that are damaged or soiled instantly. Check the expiration date on the bottle or box of your contacts. Expired contacts can result in serious damage to your cornea. Examine your contacts on regular basis for any tears or accumulated debris, so they can be replaced.
  • Carefully clean your contact lenses with your fingers and rinse out thoroughly with saline solution. You must also clean your contact storage case with soap and water completely on weekly basis. Keep the case open to allow it to air dry. You may keep your contact lenses up to 30 days or less in saline solution inside your storage case. This will depend on the climate in your area and the contact lenses.
  • Go see your eye doctor every year for an eye examination. If your contacts don’t feel right, have the optometrist recheck the fit. If you have an infection, injury or any other problems with your eyes, don’t hesitate to go to your optometrist. This will keep your eyes healthy.
  • Let your eyes get plenty of oxygen and rest from your contact lenses. You must take out your contact lenses off for at least an hour every night before going to bed. Only sleep in them occasionally. Allow your eyes to breathe for a full day and at night.Many people have damage their eyes and developed the inability to wear contact lenses, because they were wearing them in long period of time or not cleaning them properly. This happens when your Sclera become blood shot red and irritated for prolonged periods. The cornea may reshape and cause vascular issues or altered vision.
  • Drink plenty of water. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Limit your processed food intake and sugar. Detox your body and mind on regular basis. This will surely keep your immune system healthy and to protect you from infections or diseases.
  • Keep your place clean and sanitize it with all natural cleaning products. Allow fresh air to flow through your place and use air purifiers. This will reduce debris from getting on your contact lens. Store them into a safe place.

Contact lens

Taking care of your contact isn’t hard to do. As long as you take care of them, they will take care of you. You should always change them out with a fresh pair as recommended, to prevent any type of damage to your eyes. Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses — although they need to be cared for in the proper ways.

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