Myopia Institute, the area’s trusted optometrist, shares some tips on caring for your contact lenses and eyes in today’s post.
Proper Care for Contact Lenses
Wash and rinse your hands with a mild soap before handling your contact lenses. Your hands should be free of perfumes, oils or lotions to avoid irritation of the eyes. Drying your hands with a clean towel and cutting your fingernails short is also a must to avoid damaging the lenses.
Your eye doctor may also recommend using disinfecting solution, eye drops and enzymatic cleaners. Remember to use only the contact lens care products your eye specialist suggests. That’s because some eye drops aren’t safe for people who wear contact lenses.
To clean your contact lenses, follow the rub-and-rinse method. This is considered a good cleaning technique, even if you are using a no-rub solution. You may also have to rinse the contact lens case with fresh solution and keep them open to air-dry. Note that contact lens containers should be replaced at least every three months.
Taking Care of Your Eyes
Contact lenses are safe if you use them properly. In fact, you can wear them every day as your myopia control specialist or eye doctor recommends. Remembering when to replace your contact lenses is also important. Create a chart to track your schedule. To keep your eyes moist, use a rewetting or plain saline solution.
Moreover, sleeping with your contact lenses is not a good idea unless they are meant for extended wear. You should also avoid swimming when wearing prescription lenses to avoid infection.
To learn more ways to protect your eyes from contact lens-related problems, contact an eye care specialist in your area today.