You’ve finally decided on shifting to contact lenses. Welcome to the club! Keep in mind though that contact lenses require a bit more TLC than your good old’ spectacles. Unlike eyeglasses that could do away with the occasional wiping, your lenses can bring more harm than good if you fail to clean and disinfect them on a regular (read: every day) basis. Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure that your pair gets the job done for a long time:
Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure that your pair gets the job done for a long time.
|Contact Lens Do’s||Contact Lens Don’ts|
|Clean your contact lenses with a sterile cleaning solution (purchase yours here) before putting them on||Do not use water, saliva, saline solution, alcohol or old cleaning solution to disinfect your contact lenses|
|Wash your hands with soap and water before handling your contact lenses||Do not use tweezers to put on your lenses|
|Remove your contact lenses before swimming or taking a bath||Do not go to sleep without removing your contact lenses|
|Store your contact lenses in a sterile contact lens case after every use||Do not wear contact lenses that have been stored for 30 days or longer without disinfecting them first|
|Check your contact lenses’ expiration date||Do not mix and match your contact lenses|
|See a doctor if your eyes are experiencing adverse reactions when wearing lenses (e.g. red, swollen, itchy, etc.)||Do not wear your lenses if you’re heading somewhere dusty|
Transitioning to contact lenses require a long-term commitment. If you think caring for your contact lenses is too much work, it’s probably best to stick with eyeglasses. But if you’re in it for the long haul, just remember these tips and make sure to visit your eye doctor regularly!