Contact lenses are a versatile vision aid that eliminate the restrictions that come with wearing eyeglasses. They are gaining more popularity than ever because of their advanced and highly porous design, which allows people to use them for an extended period. A recent study found that over 45 million people in the country use contact lenses, whether for vision correction or cosmetic purposes.
Infections due to improper handling of contact lenses, however, can affect your visual health. To avoid this problem, follow these instructions from Elite Vision Care on how to handle and care for your contact lenses.
1. Keep Your Hands Clean
Your eyes are sensitive to dirt, so washing your hands before handling your contact lenses is important to avoid infections. Avoid using moisturizing soaps since they aren’t good for contact lenses. Afterward, dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
2. Use Recommended Solution
Your eye care specialist will recommend a cleaning solution for your contact lenses. This contact lens cleaner will help remove eye-produced buildup, cosmetics, and other debris, which can affect lens comfort. Note that saline drops aren’t disinfectants, so it’s best to use daily a multipurpose solution to clean, rinse, and disinfect your contact lenses.
3. Learn How to Rinse Your Contact Lenses
Follow the rub-and-rinse cleaning method even if your contact lens solution claims that it’s a “no-rub” product. Use your clean fingers to rub the lenses, then rinse them with a solution before soaking them.
4. Use Clean Lens Holder
Store your contact lenses in a clean lens holder. Remember to replace the case every three months or if it gets damaged.
Turn to Elite Vision Care for your eye care needs. Apart from contact lenses, we also offer high-quality eyeglasses. Call us today at (281) 205-0002 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of League City, TX.