Three important rules for wearing contact lenses

29733506 - young woman putting eye contact lense onHave you grown tired of wearing eye glasses? Do you lead an active lifestyle that regularly puts your frames and lenses at risk?

Why not make the switch to contacts? They are affordable and easy to use.

We regularly see patients for contact lens exams and fittings, and we always tell them that their level of care can make or break the contact lens wearing experience. Here are three important rules to keep in mind if you’re new to wearing contact lenses:

Wash your hands before touching your contacts. Your hands open doors, touch counters and railings and interact with co-workers and family members. The last thing you want is to put a bunch of germs and microorganisms near or in your eye. Whenever you’re preparing to take your contacts out or put them in, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds before putting in or taking out contact lenses.

Don’t sleep in your contacts. Follow all the recommendations for your specific type of contact lens. Wearing them too long or while you sleep, when you’re not supposed to, can lead to eye infections or irritation.

Change your contacts when you’re supposed to. If you wear disposable contacts, you’ll want to switch them out at recommended intervals as recommended by the lens manufacturer. Even if you don’t think there is something wrong with your contacts, it’s important to follow this schedule. Contact lenses can wear down over time and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you would like to learn more about contact lens care, we invite you to give us a call: (801) 476-0494

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