Contact Lens Care 101
Let’s face it, eating a dozen carrots a day is just not a sustainable approach to eye health, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to slum it with the three blind mice. We know that your vision and eye health is determined by several factors, but our expertise in eye contact lenses will ensure you can put your peepers to good use without causing eye strain and unbearable headaches.
Our process, from the initial consultation and eye examination to prescribing the best lens strength for your needs, is completely tailored to you. We take into consideration how you feel when doing various tasks, such as reading a book or watching television, as well as the type of work you do on a daily basis, to find the best solution for you. However, what comes next is possibly even more important, which is knowing how to properly care for your eyes and contact lenses.
In today’s blog, we’ll take you through a contact lens care crash course, giving you all the information you need to ensure your transition to wearing contact lenses is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Let’s get started!
- Wash Your Hands
We know, washing your hands may seem like an obvious thing to do, but you’d be surprised at how many people walk straight past the soap and warm water without giving it a second thought. So, to ensure you are not transferring any germs to your contact lenses when you are putting them in or taking them out, it is essential to wash your hands thoroughly, including under your nails. Any dirt or germs that get trapped between your eye and the contact lens could lead to irritation or infection.
- Clean And Rinse Your Lenses
Proper lens care goes a long way in keeping your eyes happy! To keep your contact lenses clean, you should use a lens solution that is recommended by your doctor. Give your lenses enough time to soak in the solution and rub them gently to remove any buildup they may have accumulated whilst you were wearing them. Once this step is done, you can confidently slide them back onto your eye and enjoy the clear vision they provide.
- Overnight Care
Your lenses deserve a break from all the hard work they do to help you see better, and what is a better way than giving them an overnight soak? Since you won’t be using your contact lenses while you are sleeping, you can put them in a lens case filled with solution, and let them soak overnight. Doing so ensures your lenses are ready to be used when you wake up, and it protects them while they are away from your eyes.
- Don’t Share Your Lenses
It might seem ridiculous to consider allowing another person to use their contact lenses, but strange things happen all the time! Lens sharing, even with siblings, is one of the worst things you could do. Your contact lenses are specifically tailored to you, and sharing them introduces a range of risk factors, such as damage and causing serious infections. For this reason, you should never share your lenses with anyone else, unless getting pink-eye is on your bucket list!
- Follow Your Schedule
Your doctor will provide a schedule that outlines how long you should wear your lenses for every day. Follow this schedule to a tee! Wearing your lenses for too long could lead to eye irritation and other complications, so if your doctor says it’s time to take them out, you need to follow their instruction.
By following this crash course on how to care for your eye contact lenses, you can enjoy your newfound vision without complications. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling your lenses, and wash your lenses to rid them of build-up. Don’t share your lenses, and stick to your schedule to avoid eye irritation, potential eye infections, and any other complications. Schedule an appointment with Twenty 20 Vision today!