New To Wearing Contact Lenses? Learn How To Care For Them

Whether you just received your new contacts or you are about to go get them, you will need to make sure that you have a full understanding of how to care for them. Doing so will ensure that your contacts will remain in good shape and you will not accidentally cause damage to your eyes. Here is what you need to remember:

Conduct Proper Hand Washing

Never touch your contacts without first thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water. However, you need to take it a step further than simply washing your hands. You will need to make sure that you are using a cotton towel, that is lint free, to completely dry your hands. You do not want to handle your contacts if there is still water on your hands, as it can damage the lenses.

Clean The Contacts With The Right Solution

When you remove your contacts, you will want to properly clean them before storing them away in their case. To do this, you will want to pour a little bit of contact cleaning solution into the palm of your clean hand. Drop a single contact into the solution and rub it around with a finger from your other hand. Once you have done that for a little bit, you will want to rinse off the contact by squirting more contact cleaning solution on it. You can then store it in the contact lenses container. Do make sure that you are placing the contact in the correct side of the case according to the attached labels. This is especially important if each one of you eyes has a different prescription.

Keep The Lenses Case Clean And Replace It As Needed 

Focusing on the care of the case that you will store your contact lenses in is just as important as caring for the lenses themselves. This is because the lenses that you place on your eyes come into direct contact with the case. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that you are cleaning the case once a week and allowing it to air dry before you add more solution to it. Also, you will want to throw it out and replace it with a new one every few months to ensure that there is little risk of contamination of your contact lenses.

By following the previously mentioned advice, you should find that it is going to be easy enough to care for your new contact lenses. To learn more, contact a company like Vision Eyeland Super Optical LLC