How To Take Proper Care Of Your Contact Lenses

If you are new to contact lenses, you will want to make sure that you are learning everything you can to ensure that you are taking proper care of them. This way, your contact lenses will last as long as possible and you will not have to worry about them hurting your eyes.

Properly Wash Your Hands

You must always wash your hands before touching your contacts. Not only do you need to wash them, but you need to avoid using soaps that contain moisturizers because those tend to harm the contacts. You will need to thoroughly rinse your hands to ensure that all of the soap suds are gone and then dry your hands using a lint-free towel.

Cleaning The Contact

After removing a contact from your eye, you will want to place it in the palm of one of one of your hands along with some contact cleaning solution. Gently rub the solution into the contact and then add some more cleaning solution to the contact so you are rinsing off any dirt that you may have remove from the contact.

Make Use Of The Contact Case

When you are not using your contacts, you will need to store them in a contact case. Be careful to place the right contact in the side of the case marked right and the left contact in the side marked left. This is especially important if you do not have the exact same prescription for both eyes. Never use water for the storing of your contacts. You will need to fill the contact case with storage solution meant for contacts. Replace the solution every day instead of just adding more solution to make the case full again. This is vital because that solution has the very important job of keeping your contacts from drying out and getting dirty.

Do Not Overuse The Contacts

Your contacts need to be replaced every so often. Never replacing them can cause your eyes to develop problems. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are reading the instructions on the box of contacts. The amount of time the contacts will last will vary according to the kind that they are and their brand.

After those considerations, you should find that taking care of your new contacts is going to be much easier than you might have thought in the past. All you have to do now is schedule your appointment for contacts if you have not done that already.