f you are one of the millions of Americans who wear contacts, the best thing you can learn about how to take better care of them is to understand the basics of contact lens care. While the following tips may seem simple and already normal procedure for most people, there are still many who do not follow all of the proper procedures.
Here are four tips to take better care of your contacts daily:
Wash and dry your hands:
Before you either put in or take out your contacts, wash your hands thoroughly. This helps to prevent any dirt or dust from getting into your contact lenses. Make sure the soap you use is a mild hypoallergenic one that contains no lotions, perfumes or cosmetics as they can leave behind an oily film that can transfer to your contacts.
Use the proper solution:
Sure, there are many low-cost, affordable options for contact solutions available for purchase on the market. The solution you use, however, should be recommended by your eye doctor. These professionals know your eyes and using the correct solution will help to prevent many problems in the future.
Follow the recommended wear schedule:
A majority of Americans, nowadays, wear disposable contacts and the recommended wear schedule for these lenses is two weeks. No matter which kind of contacts you wear, however, you should consult your eye doctor on how long you should wear them before tossing them out.
Do not sleep with your contacts in, ever:
There are many people who either forget to take their contacts out before going to bed or simply feel like there is no need to take them out prior to sleeping. Leaving your contacts in while sleeping, however, can do serious damage to your eyes over time as proteins and deposits tend to build upon the lenses if you don’t take them out.
Are you doing these four things each day with your contacts? If not, today is a good day to start.
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