Tips on safe use of contact lenses
Contact lenses are a convenient and popular alternative to eyeglasses, but they require proper care and handling to avoid potential health risks. Here are some tips for the safe use of contact lenses:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. This helps to prevent the transmission of germs and bacteria to your eyes.
Always follow the prescribed wearing schedule for your contact lenses, as your eye care professional prescribes. Overwearing or wearing your contact lenses for too long can lead to irritation and potential health risks.
Replace your contact lenses as directed by your eye care professional. Using worn-out or expired contact lenses can increase your risk of eye infections and other complications.
Be sure to clean and disinfect your contact lenses properly. Use the appropriate contact lens solution and follow the recommended cleaning and disinfection instructions. Never rinse your contact lenses with tap water, as it can contain bacteria and other contaminants that can cause serious eye infections.
Store your contact lenses in the proper case and solution. Keep the contact lens case clean and replace it every three to six months. Never store your contact lenses in water or any other non-sterile solution.
Avoid wearing your contact lenses in water. This includes swimming, showering, and even washing your face. Water can contain bacteria and other contaminants that can cause serious eye infections.
Remove your contact lenses before going to bed. Sleeping in your contact lenses can increase your risk of eye infections and other complications.
If you experience any irritation or discomfort while wearing your contact lenses, remove them immediately and seek the advice of your eye care professional.
Visit your eye care professional regularly for check-ups and follow their advice on the proper care and handling of your contact lenses.
By following these tips, you can enjoy the convenience of contact lenses while minimizing your risk of potential health risks. Always remember to handle and care for your contact lenses properly to keep your eyes healthy and happy
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