Contact Lens Must Knows (Part II)

By First Posted: May 28, 2007 Mon 10:30 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 12:26 AM

You wore the blue cosmetic lenses coz your boyfriend is crazy about blue eyed girls. While your efforts towards keeping your guy by your side are commendable, your eyes also need some TLC from you. Tender loving care for your eyes will make sure that they last you a lifetime. After all who wants to go Jhilmil, Mera chashma.

Are you experiencing sudden blurring of vision, redness or irritation in your eyes? This might be a bacterial or fungal infection that you caught with those vision/beauty enhancing lenses. The lenses are not really the culprits here. If you follow the prescribed lens and eye care regimen, the lenses can be your best friends. In our previous article on Contact Lens Must Knows, we talked about the things you should never do with your eyes and lenses.

Heres what you can do to keep your eyes healthy and disease free:

Read thoroughly the instructions that came with your lenses.

Wash your hands properly with a medicated soap before you put on or take off your lenses.

Wash the lenses properly every time you remove them. Clean the surfaces thoroughly using your fingers.

Use only bottled solution sold in the markets for rinsing your lenses.

When you rinse, see to it that the lenses are totally submerged in the solution. If they remain floating on the surface, the sterilization wont be complete.

Always return your lenses to the case provided, after you remove them. Leaving the lenses lying around is a big No No.

Of course, you have to make sure that the case is kept clean and sterilized all the time. Wash it with a disinfectant and keep in the sun to dry. Scrub the case thoroughly at least once a week. A toothbrush may come in handy for the scrubbing. Dont forget the joints and the screws.

Replace the case with a new one every 3-4 months.

Cleanliness is the mantra here. As long as your lenses and the case are clean and properly disinfected, you should be OK. The tips given above not only save your eyes but also help you save the money you would otherwise spend on hospitals and treatment.

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