How To Maintain Your Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are the easiest and the best way to deal with vision problems. Those who have a probl...
1. Change Your Lenses At The Right Time
The lenses are categorized based on their time of replacement. We have lenses which need to be replaced daily, weekly, monthly, once in few months and once a year. Based on the type of lens, you have to make sure to replace it with a fresh lenses on time without any delay. It is always suggested to wear contact lenses which are disposable once in a week or at least once a month.
2. Contact Lens Case Should Be Replaced At Least Once In Three Months
Each time we buy a lens solution, we get a lens case for free. But it is always left somewhere in the cupboard as we do not bother to change our lens case. This is something which has to be given attention to. Make sure to change your lens case once in every 2-3 months. This will save your lenses from bacteria contamination due to prolonged usage of the same lens case.
3. Use An Appropriate Lens Solution
Ask your eye doctor about the contact lens solution which suits you the best. Based on that, make your lens solution purchase during your contact lens fitting. Do not experiment with the lens or lens solution as it can cause serious harm to your eyes.
4. Clean The Lenses Regularly & Do Not Reuse The Lens Solution
There is a lot of dirt and dust everywhere in the atmosphere thus leading to lens infection. So it is essential to clean your lenses regularly to avoid such issues. You can use a soft bristled brush to clean your lenses or even clean it with the lens solution with a circular motion using your fingertips. Be gentle and work from the center leading to outwards.
Also, never reuse the lens solution. After every single use of your lens, let go of the remaining solution in the lens case and add fresh one.
5. Wash Your Hands Before You Touch Your Lenses
If your hands are dirty, they can contaminate your lenses which in turn can cause eye infections. Make sure you wash your hands and dry them with a towel. Once your eyes are washed and sterile, you can wear your contact lenses.
6. Do Not Let Your Lenses Get In Touch With Water
Tap water is not the purest form of water. Hence, it is a wrong assumption to wash your lenses in tap water. Do not let your lenses come in touch with the tap water. Even if you are swimming, try to remove your lenses or wear swimming goggles to protect them from coming in contact with water.
7. Put On Your Lenses Before Applying Makeup
If you are thinking it is correct to put on your lenses after completing your entire makeup, you are totally wrong. Before you start getting ready for the day, put on your lenses and then only start your makeup. Be it foundation, eye shadow, kajal, mascara, compact powder, lipstick or gloss, make sure you do every bit of makeup after you put on your lenses. Do your eye makeup gently and carefully while wearing your lenses.
8. Use Good Quality Eye Makeup
Eye makeup is a serious concern for contact lens users. If the eye makeup products do not suit your eyes, they can even affect your vision. So it is very important to get things right. If your eyeliner or mascara gets stuck to your lenses, it becomes difficult to remove it. Proper application as well as good quality eye makeup which suits your eyes and causes no damage is recommended.
9. Keep Your Eyes Lubricated
There are times when your eyes can get dry while wearing contact lenses. That is when lubrication comes to use. There are number of eye drops available in the market for the same purpose. Just use the eye drops while wearing the lenses to lubricate them. It will keep your lenses moist and makes your vision clearer.
10. Sleeping With Your Lenses Should Be Avoided
It is easy to fall into sleep while watching television or listening to music. But do not sleep when wearing your contacts. This will create lack of oxygen supply to the eye leading to severe eye problems. Hence, refrain from sleeping with contact lenses.
Follow these simple maintenance tips while wearing your contact lenses and improve your vision.
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