Understanding contact lens care is essential in extending the life of the corrective vision device that your optometrist prescribed you. Lack of it can lead to infections and conditions that may cause discomfort or interfere with your eyesight. This article shares some tips to keep in mind when taking care of your contacts and your eyes.
Following Your Eye Doctor’s Instructions
Always take note whenever your eye care specialist talks to you about using your contact lenses. For instance, you must follow the schedule that your doctor gave you for wearing and replacing your lenses. Also, at the first sign of discomfort, irritation, or occurrences of blurred vision while wearing contacts, remove them and go to him or her as soon as possible for possible remedies.
Visit your doctor for an eye exam once your prescription has expired. This is to check your eyes’ overall health and to see if wearing contacts will affect your eyesight. By then, you will be given an updated prescription.
Basic Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips
Cleaning your contacts starts with washing and drying your hands. Next, remove one lens and clean it using your cleaning solution. This will remove debris or any buildup on your lens that may cause irritation to your eyes. When cleaning, place the lens in the palm of your hand, apply the solution and rub the lens using your pointing finger in an up-and-down motion.
Then, rinse off the loosened particles on the lens. Place it on the clean part of your lens holder, filling it with a new solution to disinfect the lens further. The process is repeated for the remaining lenses on your set. Important to remember is to follow the package directions on your cleaning solution.
Turn to Eyes on Norbeck for your eye care needs. We offer contact lens and eyeglasses prescriptions, as well as comprehensive eye exams. Give us a call at (301) 241-0553 for more information or to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Potomac, MD.