12.05.2015

Hygiene "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Hygiene "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Contact lens wearers have been reminded of the importance of demonstrating good hygiene when handling and storing the products in order to minimise the risk of infection.

A post on the Times of India website pointed out that it is essential to follow manufacturer instructions when handling contact lenses, including washing hands thoroughly before use so no bacteria is allowed to transfer onto the lens.

It also advised people not to wear daily disposable contact lenses permanently, as they are not intended for this purpose, while there are also eye exercises people can try to make wearing contacts more comfortable.

"Try this eye exercise - rest your eyes by staring at an object carefully for about 20 seconds. You can do this ten to 15 times a day," the source noted.

It went on to say that people should "always use a contact lens solution that is recommended by [an] eye doctor".

According to a post on NewsMax.com, scare stories about eye infections have put some people off contact lenses, but this does not have to be the case, as they will probably suffer no consequences whatsoever as long as the manufacturer"s instructions are adhered to.

by Alexa Kaczka


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