Contact Lens Care: Using Your Contacts Safely-Tips from Your Plano & Celina-based Optometrist
Contact lenses are an incredibly convenient product. However, they are a foreign object that you are putting in your eyes, so it is important to take care of them carefully and follow safety precautions. If you have any questions about how to do this or you need a prescription for contacts, Lone Star Vision in Plano and Celina can help.
Putting In and Taking Out in Your Contacts
Before putting in your contact lenses, wash your hands carefully. However, avoid the use of products that may stick to your hands and then get on the contacts. This includes scented products, oil-based soaps, and anything that contains a moisturizer. Apply your hand cream or lotion after you put your contacts in, as well. Women who wear makeup should do their eye makeup after putting in their contact lenses.
Duration of Use
Different contacts are intended for different lengths of wear. For safety’s sake, always follow the instructions for your contact lenses. It can be tempting to wear them for longer than intended because it saves money, but this is not a good idea. Daily disposables are often recommended to people as the safest option because they do not have time to build up bacteria or other materials on the lenses. However, they can be a bit more expensive.
Contact Lens Cleaning and Storage
If you do not wear daily disposables, you will need to store your contacts. Always store your contact lenses in a proper contact lens solution. Most people will use a multipurpose contact lens cleaning and storage solution, but you can use two separate products.
Follow the instructions on your contact lens solution as well as the advice of your eye doctor. Contact lens cleaning can be a little annoying, but it is definitely something that you shouldn’t skimp on.
Contact Lone Star Vision for Help with Your Contact Needs
If you want to wear contacts, or if you already do and need help with them, call us at Lone Star Vision in Plano and Celina. Call 972-378-4104 to reach our Plano office, or 972-382-2020 to reach the Celina location.