Wearing contact lenses can be a convenient way to correct vision problems without having to wear glasses. However, it’s important to follow some basic rules to ensure that you’re wearing and caring for your contact lenses properly. Here are some do’s and don’ts of wearing and caring for contact lenses:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses.
- Follow your eye doctor’s instructions for inserting and removing your contact lenses.
- Clean your contact lenses regularly using the recommended cleaning solution.
- Store your contact lenses in a clean, dry case when you’re not wearing them.
- Replace your contact lenses as recommended by your eye doctor.
- Have regular check-ups with your eye doctor to ensure that your contact lenses are still the best option for your eyes.
- Don’t wear your contact lenses for longer than recommended. Extended wear can cause eye irritation, infections, and other complications.
- Don’t wear your contact lenses while swimming or in a hot tub. Water can introduce bacteria to your eyes and cause infections.
- Don’t use tap water to clean your contact lenses or contact lens case. Tap water can contain harmful bacteria that can cause eye infections.
- Don’t share your contact lenses with anyone else. Contact lenses are personalized medical devices and should not be shared.
- Don’t wear your contact lenses when your eyes are irritated or red. This could be a sign of an infection or other eye condition that needs to be treated before you can wear your contact lenses again.
By following these do’s and don’ts, you can enjoy the convenience and clear vision that contact lenses offer while minimizing the risk of eye infections and other complications. Always consult your eye doctor if you have any questions or concerns about wearing and caring for your contact lenses.