Four ways to protect your eyes while wearing contacts

Beautiful Happy Hispanic Woman SmilingWear contacts? Proper contact lens care is vital for your eye health. Here are four simple ways to take better care of your eyes if you wear contact lenses:

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 onto your contact lenses and into your eyes. Make sure the soap you use is a mild hypoallergenic variety that contains no lotions, perfumes or cosmetics as they can leave behind an oily film that can transfer to your contacts. Use a towel with little or no lint.

Use the proper solution: Purchase and use a quality contact lens solution and/or eye drops. We can provide some recommendations.

Follow the recommended wear schedule: Some people don’t closely follow the recommended wear schedule for their contacts. No matter which kind of contacts you wear, follow all usage guidelines and recommendations. It’s vital for keeping your eyes healthy.

Do not sleep with your contacts. If you’re not supposed to sleep in your contacts, don’t. There are many people who either forget to take their contacts out when they sleep or don’t think sleeping in contacts can damage their eyes. Leaving your contacts in while sleeping, however, can do serious damage to your eyes. Follow all rules for your lenses.

Have questions about contact lenses? We’re here to help! Haven’t worn contacts before, or for many years? Today’s contact lenses are designed to be easy to use.

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