Contact lenses need to be replaced as advised by your optometrist in order to avoid discomfort and eye infection.
The better you care for your contact lenses, the better you care for your eyes. Here are some tips to maintain good eye health so you can get the most out of your lenses.
Follow the instructions and don’t extend the usage beyond the recommended guidelines.
Remove your contact lenses when you get home
Lens solution conditions your lenses. Leave them in the solution for 24 hours, once a week. It will also give your eyes a break.
Don’t use your lenses if your eyes are red and itchy, even if caused by allergies or colds.
Make use of the recommended eye drops if you suffer from dry eyes. This will keep your lenses moist and your eyes comfortable.
Organisms and bacteria that grow on your lenses can affect not only the contact lens to make it blurry, but can also cause direct infection of the eye and could potentially lead to blindness. Be fanatical about hygiene by washing your hands before touching your lenses, keeping the contact lens solution bottle closed, and rinsing your contact lens containers regularly.
Use new lens solution every time you rinse and store your contact lenses. Throw away used contact lens solution immediately, to prevent organisms from contaminating your lenses.
Avoid alternative methods of lubrication such as tap water and saliva, that are not sterile. These fluids often carry bacteria which lead to contaminated lenses and infected eyes.