Wearing contacts requires care in order to rid the lenses of deposits, tear residue and micro-organisms originating from the eye itself, the environment and handling.
Depending on the type and make of your lenses, your eyecare specialist will advise you on the best care products to use. In all cases, follow these simple steps in order to protect your eyes, ensuring the comfort and durability of your lenses.
Follow a regular cleaning routine in order to develop healthy habits. Always wash your hands before putting on or removing the lenses.
Only use recommended products to clean and/or rinse your lenses. Aside from irritating your eyes, water and other products contain bacteria that could cause eye infections.
Your lenses were chosen specifically for you. For hygienic and safety reasons, never share your lenses with anyone.
Your lens case also requires thorough cleaning. You can use a few drops of your cleaning solution followed by a rinse with saline solution daily. Always keep your case in a safe place, far from significant temperature variations.
Check the expiration date on your contact lenses, especially if you wear daily disposable lenses.
Follow your contact lens wear schedule closely, even if you do not wear them daily. Monthly wear contact lenses could wear out causing discomfort and infections if worn longer than recommended.
You should also change your carrying case regularly.