Advice given for contact lens hygiene

Advice given for contact lens hygiene

People who wear contact lenses have been urged not to use tap water to clean them.

This is one piece of advice given by Robert Herriman on examiner.com.

He also told people who wear contact lenses not to keep them in while swimming.If you do keep them in whilst swimming it is advised that you wear swimming goggles.

This is important to maintain hygiene.

He listed a number of recommendations from the US Food and Drug Administration for people who wear contact lenses.

As well as washing one"s hands before handling contact lenses, only recommended contact lens products should be used and then only before their expiry dates.

Sterile saline solution is for rinsing contact lenses but it is not enough to disinfect or clean them.

Joan Westlake recently wrote in the Chicago Tribune that children can wear contact lenses as long as they are mature and responsible enough to handle them properly.

She suggested that if a child is reliable in doing chores and completing homework, he or she may be suited to wearing contact lenses.

by Alexa Kaczka

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