31. May 2010 12:09
Maintaining good vision is more than just buying the right prescription contact lenses. You have to take care of them to avoid long term damage to your eyes. Like other synthetic materials, contact lenses are prone to deposit of dust particles and microorganisms. These have to be regularly removed and should be cleaned to ensure comfort in visibility.
In order to kill the microorganisms that lead to eye infections, you must disinfect the contact lenses. Eye specialists recommend medically approved solutions to store contact lenses. Re-wetting drops can also be used to remove dryness from lenses. Apart from cleaning of the contact lenses, you need to disinfect and replace the case to prevent infections.
During application, it is essential to wash your hands and avoid soaps that contain oily ingredients. These may stick to the surface of contact lenses and lead to irritation in the eyes. Sometimes, the lenses get stuck in the case. Soak it in solution and gently shake it loose. Remember that the lenses have to be rinsed thoroughly with appropriate solution before and after application.
For women, it is important to take precautions while using contact lenses. Put them in before you start applying make-up and try using non-allergic, natural products only. This makes sure that your contact lenses remain comfortable. You can go for cream eye shadow instead of powder products or water-based creams rather than oil-based ones. Similarly, removal of makeup needs to be done before taking off the lenses.
Using tap water to clean contact lenses can be very harmful. It contains minerals, chlorine and metal particles that can be disastrous to your eyes. Even distilled water or home-made saline could cause irreversible damage to your lenses. The use of prescribed solution is the best way to ensure proper disinfection of contact lenses and clarity of vision.
Contact Killeen Eyecare Center for eye sight check up and for procuring correct vision lenses for your eyes.
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14. March 2010 10:34
Proper care should be taken while using and storing contact lenses. Below are few important guidelines for taking care of your contact lenses.
- Always wash your hands with warm water and soap while handling your contact lenses. After washing your hands, you should dry them with a clean towel. It should be made sure that no soap particles or chemical remains sticking to your hands which can cause pain and vision issues in your eyes.
- You should follow doctor’s prescription for contact lenses. If specific timings to wear them have been mentioned then you should wear them accordingly.
- Always use eyecare products recommended by your doctor as different types of contact lenses require different/ special care.
- Always clear your contact lenses after every use with sterile solution.
- Never use plain water directly on contact lenses.
- Clean your contact lenses by gently rubbing them with index finger. With “no rub” solutions you can rinse contact lenses without rubbing.
- If there occur irritation or any kind of infection like burning feeling, redness or tearing; discontinue the usage of lenses and talk to your eye doctor immediately about the issue. Wearing infected/ contaminated lenses can damage your eyes.
- Never wear contact lenses used by other persons.
- Do not sleep with contact lenses; unless you have been prescribed “Extended Wear” eye lenses. If you fall asleep while wearing contact lenses, do not remove them immediately, put eye drops and wait a few minutes before removing them.
- Always put the contact lenses before applying makeup else it may get contaminated with makeup chemicals or lotions and may damage your eyes. If you are wearing eye lenses after applying makeup, thoroughly wash your hands before handling the lenses.
- Protect tip of solution bottle from getting contaminated by touching other surfaces like finger tips, contact lenses etc.
Following these tips can make sure your contact lenses stay infection free and good to use. Contaminated or damaged contact lenses can be harmful for eyes.
You may contact Killeen Eyecare Center for complete diagnosis, and treatment for different eye problems. You can also procure contact lenses.
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