Proper contact lens wear and care is important to ensure the safety of your eyes and vision. Poor habits can cause eye infections and even permanent damage to your sight.
Here are tips for a healthy contact lens wear and care from your local orthokeratology provider, Eye and Vision Care.
1. Clean Hands
Always wash and dry your hands before touching your contact lens.
2. Don’t Wear Near Water
Don’t swim or shower if you’re wearing contact lenses. Bacteria from the water can land on your lenses and cause infection.
3. Rest Your Eyes
Don’t sleep in your contacts unless told by your eye doctor. According to studies, wearing contact lenses in your sleep increases the likelihood of an eye infection by six to eight times.
4. Visit Your Eye Doctor
Go to your eye specialist once a year or as often as required.
5. Disinfect Your Contacts
Clean your contact lenses daily and don’t add solution to a new solution to keep your contacts.
6. Replace as Recommended
Never wear contact lenses longer than recommended by your specialist.
7. Clean Your Case
Use a solution and clean tissue to clean your contact lens case daily. Store it upside down with the caps off. Replace your case at least every three months.
8. Bring Spare Glasses
Always carry an extra pair of eyeglasses for unexpected instances where you have to stay up late or hit the pool.
9. Contact Your Eye Doctor
Call your eye doctor as soon as possible if your feeling any eye pain, experiencing blurred vision, or have red eyes.
At Eye and Vision Care, we will help you find the right pair of contacts for you. We will look into your medical history and conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine the right kind of contact lens for your needs. Call us at (703) 910-5952 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment. We help patients in South Riding, VA.