3 Tips For Caring For Your Contact Lenses

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3 Tips For Caring For Your Contact Lenses

11 January 2016
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If you are a just starting out with contact lenses, then you may feel excited about having them, but somewhat unsure about the best way to care for them. While different brands of contacts are going to have some different care instructions, there are certain things that you can do to ensure that your contacts stay in good condition for as long as possible. This article will discuss 3 great, yet simple, tips for caring for your contact lenses. 

Wash Your Hands Before Touching Them

Whenever you are going to be touching your contact lenses, you first need to wash your hands. This includes when you are taking them out of their package and putting them in the container with contact solution, when you are putting them in your eyes, and when you are taking them out of your eyes. The reason for this being that you have so many different germs on your hands that can transfer onto these lenses. This can cause you to get infections in your eye and will make it so that you have to get rid of that set of contact lenses. You also may have food particles, dust, etc. on your hands before washing them, which can also transfer onto your lenses and irritate your eyes. 

Rub Your Contacts To Clean Them

 A great way to get your contacts clean after having them in your eyes all day is to rub them. This removes any build up that may have gathered onto your contacts and keeps them clean and clear. You will want to place contact solution in the palm of your hand and then gently rub both sides of the contact to clean it. You will then want to use the contact solution to rinse the contact one more time before putting it back in its container. Repeat this process with your second contact as well. 

Take Them Out At Night 

While it may be tempting to go to bed at night with your contacts in your eyes, don't do it. This not only keeps your contacts in for several more hours than necessary, which means you will have to replace them sooner than you'd like, but it can also cause infections in your eyes. Keeping your contacts in while you sleep can block necessary oxygen to your eyes. This can lead to large blood vessels developing in your eyes, which can ultimately lead to more vision problems. You may also get abrasions in your eyes from the contacts or your eyes may become very red and swollen. Talk to your eye doctor, like Brooks Eyecare, for more information.