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How To Keep Your Contact Lenses Sterile

2020-06-10 00:00:00Z

How To Keep Your Contact Lenses Sterile - Fairfax, VA

If you think it is safe to soak and store your contact lens in clean water, think again. Contact lenses are designed along with a special sterile solution. Since they are directly applied into your eyes, it should be completely free from microbes. The following are some tips on taking care of contact lenses:

  1. Prior to touching your eyes and contact lenses, make sure to wash your hands first.

  2. Follow the instructions provided by your eye doctor on the proper tending of your contact lens.

  3. Clear the entire solution in the lens case, rinse it with fresh solution, and allow it to air dry.

  4. Put the contact lens with solution in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle rub with your index finger. Rinse properly before you store it in a sterile contact lens case filled with fresh disinfecting solution overnight.

  5. The case should be replaced at least every 3 months.

  6. Take off your contacts when swimming.

  7. Make sure to regularly visit your eye doctor and have a scheduled eye exam.

  8. Prior to applying make-up, insert first your contact lenses and remove them before you take off the gunk of cosmetics in your face.

  9. Before you wear your contact lenses, check first for cleanliness and signs of damage.

  10. Never soak the contact lens in water or any saline solution. Or place it anywhere for storage other than its case filled with fresh solution.

  11. Avoid reusing old solutions or transfer it from one container to another so as not to break its sterility.

  12. Do not use other contact lens care products without consulting your eye doctor first.

  13. Do not share or let others use your contact lenses.

For more information about the proper care of your contact lenses, contact VisualEyes Optometrists.

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