Do you know how to handle contact lenses? Or, do you have any idea how to take care of them? Lenses are very fragile and need a very smooth hand to handle it. If you see a lens from close, you will be able to see the fiber and the substance that it is made of is very a protective layer that needs proper execution to fit your eyes.
So, how do you take care of your lenses? Are you taking enough measures to handle it the way it is needed? While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include : Use of extended-wear lenses, reduced tear exchange under the lens, Environmental factors and even Poor hygiene.
In order to avoid any kind of infection and protect your eye lenses from damage, here we have some of the general guidelines which will help you take care of your lenses.
- Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water, then wash and dry them with a lint-free towel.
- Decrease contact with water, including removing lenses before going swimming or in a hot tub.
- Contact lenses should not be cleaned with or stored in water (tap or sterile water).
- Do not put your lenses in your mouth to wet them. Saliva is not a sterile solution.
- Do not use saline solution and rewetting drops to disinfect lenses. Neither is an effective or approved disinfectant.
- Do not transfer contact lens solution into smaller travel-size containers. This can affect the sterility of the solution, which can lead to an eye infection.
The above few guidelines will help a lot to avoid any mishappening to happen and will help to keep your eyes and lenses compatible.