Healthy Contact Lens Wear & Care Hygiene Practices
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. They can boost your confidence and interfere less with sports or other physical activities when compared to glasses. Poor contact lens hygiene practices can lead to eye infections or even blindness. Take care of your eyes by paying attention to these contact lens wear and care best practices.
Tips for Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
- Always wash and dry your hands before handling or inserting your contact lenses. Hand cleanliness is essential to keeping infection at bay. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, then dry them before you handle your contacts.
- Never use water to rinse your contact lenses. Only use the products recommended by your doctor. Different types of lenses respond best to specific types of solutions, and the wrong contact lens solution can even damage your lenses. Always use quality products, such as those provided by your Tayani Institute vision professional.
- Don’t forget to wash and replace your contact lens storage case. You should rinse your contact lens case out with a fresh spray of solution and allow it to dry upside-down with the caps off. Replace your case monthly.
- Do not sleep in your contact lenses unless advised to do so by your doctor. Your eyes need time to rest and breathe to maintain good health. Do not wear your contacts for longer than recommended each day.
- Never wear your contacts if you are experiencing eye redness or pain. Leave them out and wear your glasses until the irritation and redness have stopped. You should contact your doctor if you are worried about eye discoloration or discomfort.
- Your optometrist is your best resource for healthy eyes and safe contact lens wear. Never worry about contacting your eye doctor if you have questions or concerns about your vision health. Don’t put off your yearly check-ups!
See Your Eye Doctor at Tayani Institute for Better Vision Health
Whether you’re considering contact lenses or wondering if glasses are right for you, the ophthalmologists and optometrists at Tayani Institute are here to help! Schedule an appointment today to take the next step toward better vision.