Contact lenses are one of the best and safest ways to correct your vision without having to go for expensive Lasik surgery. However, it’s surprising to know that a majority of users are still unclear about how to properly use their contact lenses. While they understand the basics, some safety measures still remain ignored or left unknown to many patients.
Let our professionals and specialists at AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care explain some bad practices you should always avoid when using your contact lenses.
Just like with eyeglasses, it’s never a good idea to use the same lens for longer than it’s supposed to be used. Your eyesight changes and measurements must be taken at regular intervals to help your eyes make the right corrective adjustments. The same is true for contact lenses. However, it’s also important to note that these lenses often have a shorter life cycle than eyeglasses. Disposable lenses should also be replaced at the end of their recommended length of use to avoid any complications.
Wash Your Hands
It is absolutely important to keep your contacts in a germ-free environment at all times. Moreover, even if you follow this advice religiously, all your efforts will be for not if you handle the lenses with dirty hands. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before application and removal to lessen the chances of getting bacteria on both the contact lens and your eyes.
Despite the convenience of simply leaving your contact lenses on while you turn in for the night, you should never do this. The lens can cause small aberrations on your eye which could lead to visual impairment or, worse, a complete loss of vision.
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