Millions of people opt to wear contact lenses. However, they aren’t for everyone. The cornea and tear film must be healthy for comfortable wear and to see clearly with contact lenses.
To safely wear contact lenses, one must be committed to caring for them properly and replacing them when it’s essential. Freshlook is an ideal contact lens option.
Contact Lens Care And Maintenance Tips
Take Proper Care of Your Contacts
Proper contact lens care is crucial for optimal eye health. The best way to avoid an eye infection is to follow the ophthalmologist’s instructions. You must always clean and disinfect the contact lenses you remove from your eyes before you put the lenses back in. There are various types of cleaning systems. The choice depends on the type of lens that’s used. Freshlook Pure Hazel is a popular variant amongst users. If you’re prone to allergies or if your eyes tend to form protein deposits seek advice from a reputed ophthalmologist.
Take the utmost care when you clean and store your lenses correctly to avoid vision-threatening infections.
Here is what you should do:
- Follow and maintain the schedule your eye doctor gives you for wearing and replacing the lenses. You should not wear daily wear lenses while sleeping.
- Never put/use damaged contact lenses in your eyes.
- Use fingertips to wear contact lens. Do not use fingernails and/or sharp objects like tweezers.
- Remove contacts before swimming, taking a shower, using a hot tub, swimming, or doing anything where water can get into the eyes.
- Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with clean water and gentle, perfume free soap and dry them with a lint-free towel.
- Never put lenses in your mouth to lubricate them. Saliva/spit isn’t a sterile solution.
- Do not store or rinse contacts in the tap or sterile water. Never use a homemade saline solution.
- Do not attempt to disinfect your contact lenses with saline solution or rewetting drops. They aren’t disinfectants.
- Follow instructions from the ophthalmologist and the lens cleaning solution manufacturer to disinfect and store your lenses.
- Regardless of what type of lens cleaning solution you purchase, use the “rub and rinse” cleaning technique. Rub the contact lenses with clean fingers, then rinse the contact lenses with the solution before soaking them. Follow this technique even if you are using a “no-rub” type of solution.
- Always use a new disinfecting solution each time you rinse and disinfect your contact lenses. Never reuse or “replenish” with a used, old solution. Also, do not transfer the contact lens solution into a different container. The solution would no longer be sterile.
- Make sure to keep the tip of the solution bottle away from the contact of any surface. Keep the solution bottle tightly secured when not in use.
- Always rinse your contact lens case only with sterile contact lens solution Do not use tap water. Leave the empty case open to air dry completely.
- Keep your contact lens case sterile. Swap the case at least every 3 months, or replace it immediately if it gets cracked or damaged.
- If you store the lenses in the case for a long period of time, check the lens solution directions or the contact lens instructions to determine if you have to re-disinfect it before wearing them. Never use your contact lenses if they have been stored for a month or longer without re-disinfecting.
- Contact lenses can warp over time; the cornea’s shape can change. To ensure that your lenses fit properly and the prescription is suitable for you, schedule regular visits to your eye doctor.