Eye Care: EASY tips to take proper care of contact lens

Taking proper care of contact lens is vital for your eye health. The best way to avoid infection is to follow your eye doctor's care instructions and strictly abiding by care taking methods.

Updated on Nov 06, 2019 12:33 PM IST  |  224.3K

Contact lenses are now as commonly used as spectacles. They come in especially handy while exercising, traveling and if you are prone to losing your breaking your spectacles! High power spectacle frames can be heavy, so patients are advised to use contact lenses for ease of movement. Some of us prefer switching to contact lenses if we want to dress up and ditch spectacles that shadow our eye makeup! In fact, you can wear contact lenses of different colours to amp your look.

When it comes to caring for contact lenses, one has to be very proper and careful. The basics of cleaning the contact lenses is using the solution recommended by our eye care professional. In addition to your eye care professional’s directions, pay attention to package insert instructions for a successful, comfortable contact lens experience. Contact lenses should be replaced according to the schedule provided by your eye doctor. Moreover, make sure you use fresh solution when caring for your contact lenses.

Don’t use lenses beyond recommended time period

Do not ever wear your contact lenses beyond its intended use. Disposable lenses should not be worn longer than one day. Basically never wear your lenses beyond what your eye care professional recommends!

Only use contact lens solution while cleaning

Never ese saliva, tap water, or anything other than fresh contact lens solutions for lubricating, rewetting, and cleaning your lenses. Any other liquid will either infect or tear the lens.

Contact lenses are not for sharing

Just like spectacles, contact lenses are personalised according to every individual. Under no circumstances should you share your contact lenses with anyone. It will put you and your friend’s eye health at risk.

Never sleep with contact lenses

Always remove your contact lenses before going to bed. Not removing your lens will dry your pupil and cause redness of eye. Keeping your lenses overnight might also infect your eyes.

Keep your contact lenses far away from water

Remove your lenses before taking a shower or going for a swim. Exposing lenses to water can cause infection and may even lead to permanent loss of vision.


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