What is good contact lens hygiene?
Are you considering switching from glasses to contact lenses but you are unsure of how you can keep them clean over time? There are many things that you can do to ensure that your contact lenses are staying in the best quality for as long as possible. Contact lenses are an easy and convenient way to correct your vision. Contact lenses are medical devices and should be treated with care. Looking after your lenses properly will ensure your eyes aren’t at risk of developing infections. At Mountain Eye Care, our patients can order their contact lenses online from our store! In this article, we share some information about what is good contact lens hygiene. Read on to learn more.
Make sure your hands are clean
Before inserting or removing your contact lenses, you should wash your hands with mild soap and clean water each and every time you handle them, then dry your hands with a lint-free towel/tissue paper. If the seal of your contact lens blister is already broken before you open it, do not use the lens as it will not be sterile.
Don’t overwear your contacts
The wearing cycle for each lens will be fully stated on the packaging. Most daily contact lenses can be worn between 10-12 hours a day. If you fall asleep in your lenses, avoid trying to remove them immediately. Give your eyes a few moments to create tears and drink some water to rehydrate yourself. Those who wear weekly contact lenses or monthly contact lenses should wear them for their respective wearing cycles, remembering to clean, disinfect and store them every evening during that time with fresh solution.
Use proper cleaning solutions for your contacts
If you wear a two-weekly or monthly lens, you’ll need to clean and store your lenses every day, so it is important that you use the correct solutions to clean your lens. The most convenient and hassle-free form of contact lens solution is a multi-purpose solution. These all-in-one formulas will clean, rinse, disinfect and store your lenses overnight, without you having to purchase multiple products.
To learn more about proper contact lens hygiene, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Mountain Eye Care today! Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or speak with a representative.