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:
- Prior to touching your eyes and contact lenses, make sure to wash your hands first.
- Follow the instructions provided by your eye doctor on the proper tending of your contact lens.
- Clear the entire solution in the lens case, rinse it with fresh solution, and allow it to air dry.
- 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.
- The case should be replaced at least every 3 months.
- Take off your contacts when swimming.
- Make sure to regularly visit your eye doctor and have a scheduled eye exam.
- Prior to applying make-up, insert first your contact lenses and remove them before you take off the gunk of cosmetics in your face.
- Before you wear your contact lenses, check first for cleanliness and signs of damage.
- 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.
- Avoid reusing old solutions or transfer it from one container to another so as not to break its sterility.
- Do not use other contact lens care products without consulting your eye doctor first.
- Do not share or let others use your contact lenses.
For more information about the proper care of your contact lenses, contact VisualEyes Optometrists.