Do you currently wear contact lenses? If so, do you have concerns about how to keep your lenses disinfected? Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses if you experience refractive vision issues such as myopia (nearsightedness), hypreopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism. However, it is important to know how to properly care for your contact lenses so your eyes stay healthy.
There are some important hygiene tips to remember when using contacts. These include:
- Wash your hands before putting in contact lenses
- Make sure there is no lint on your hands before applying lenses
- Keep your nails short so you do not hurt your eye or tear your contact lenses
- Be careful not to get any beauty products into your eye
- Clean contact lenses with contact solution and your index finger, do not use spit or water
- Remove contact lenses every day and place them in contact solution
- Don't sleep in your contact lenses
- Clean your contact case after every single use
- Only wear contact lenses for as long as they are supposed to be worn and dispose of them after that time period
- Never wear someone else's contacts
By caring for your contact lenses properly, you can significantly reduce your risk of eye infections.
If you are considering getting contact lenses, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute today at (570) 342-3145 for a consultation. We serve patients in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.