Here are 8 tips on taking care of your lenses while keeping your eyes healthy:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses, then dry your hands with lint-free towel to avoid having any particles from being stuck to the lens.
Always ensure the lenses are always the correct side out before insertion.
Clean the lenses properly after removal using multipurpose contact lens solution; rub the lenes gently with your fingers and rinse them thoroughly with the solution before storing them in a clean case.
Replace your contact lenses as recommended by your optometrist i.e. daily disposable lenses should never be worn again once removed from the eyes.
Avoid wearing your contacts while swimming or showering as the water may contain harmful bacteria that can lead to eye infections.
Avoid sleeping with your contact lenses as they it may increase the risk of infection and eye complications.
Remove your lenses immediately and contact your optometrist if your eyes become red, irritated, or uncomfortable.
Attend regular eye checks yearly to make sure that the lenses are fitted properly and your eyes are healthy.
Proper care and handling of your contact lenses are crucial for maintaining good eye health. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit us at YAK locations at Chinatown, Alocassia@Stevens MRT & Siglap Centre.