While contact lens maintenance can seem like an involved process to those who are new to the contact lens lifestyle, once you get used to the routine, you can easily keep your lenses in excellent condition. Here are the basic rules for correct contact lens care. OptiExpress offers affordable, comprehensive eye exam and contact lens packages from our Cape Coral and Fort Myers eye care centers.
While glasses are a reliable and centuries-old vision correction solution, contact lenses deliver more natural-feeling vision correction, so even people who are squeamish about putting objects directly in their eyes very often elect to make the switch. However, poor contact lens maintenance can degrade them quickly, and even cause medical complications. If you have decided to transition from eyeglasses to contact lenses, here are a few things you should remember about proper contact lens maintenance.
- Adjust your daily routine. Contact lens maintenance requires adherence to an inflexible routine if you plan on wearing them daily. Always wash your hands carefully with soap and water, and allow them to dry thoroughly before handling your lenses. Keep your fingernails short enough to ensure they are clean and free of particles that may be deposited on your lenses. Sterilize your lenses with the proper solution every time you remove them. Do not sleep in any contact lenses unless they are specifically designed for overnight use and permitted by your eye doctor. Never allow water to touch your contact lenses – make sure you remove them before bathing, swimming, or submerging in any body of water.
- Keep an easily accessible spare kit in case of emergency. There may come a time when you have to remove your contact lenses away from home. If you keep a spare kit and solution in your car or your bag, you can easily care for your lenses properly.
- Keep a pair of eyeglasses handy. Getting contact lenses doesn’t necessarily mean saying goodbye forever to eyeglasses – you never know when you’ll need to remove your contacts.
- Keep the line of communication between you and your doctor open. Make sure you continue your recommended eye exams even if everything seems fine. Continual eye exams will help preserve your eye health and ensure your corrective lenses are always performing optimally.
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