Top safety tips for contact lens wearers

Top safety tips for contact lens wearers

Millions of people wear contact lenses as a convenient way to correct their vision. But all contact lens wearers must be vigilant about one thing: contact lens safety. In this blog, we share some information about a few safety tips for contact lens wearers.

Don’t wear your contacts overnight

When you close your eyes with your lenses in place, you’re reducing oxygen. This makes the surface of the eye more vulnerable to infection. Also, you have a lens being closed against the eye and any germs on the lens are being slammed against the cornea. Take your contact lenses out before you go to sleep.

Don’t wear your contact lenses while you’re swimming

Lakes, rivers, seawater, swimming pools, and even tap water can all harbor an organism called acanthamoeba, which can cause an eye infection. Wearing contact lenses while swimming, showering, or doing other water-related activities can lead to serious acanthamoeba infections of the eye.

Don’t reuse your contact lens solution

You may think you’re saving money by doing so, but the disinfecting capability of the solution is gone. Use fresh solution every time you store your lenses in their case.

Don’t use saline solution for contact lens disinfection

Saline solution is simply sterile saltwater. It will not clean or disinfect. Be sure to choose a solution that includes disinfectant.

Take out your contacts if they are bothering you

It seems like common sense, but it can be easy to ignore irritation when you’re busy or distracted. Never put up with irritation, as it could be a sign of an infection or other problem.
Get your contact lenses from a professional and reputable source

Always use the contact lens brand your Optometrist has recommended. Not all contact lens suppliers provide the same quality products. Precisely Contacts is a reputable source for all your contact lens needs. We give you brand name products at the best price!

The above mentioned are just a few tips on how to manage your contact lenses safely. If you’re thinking about switching from glasses to contact lenses, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your Optometrist to discuss the best options for you and your vision needs.