25.12.2011

College of Optometrists issues contact lens care tips

College of Optometrists issues contact lens care tips

By Martin Burns

An optical industry body has issued some tips to ensure that contact lens wearers are benefitting from maximum safety when using the products.

The College of Optometrists has offered the advice to contact lens wearers to help keep their lenses in good condition, and also protect their eye health, with the top tip being for people to only ever wear contact lenses for the maximum time recommended by their contact lens practitioner.

It also advised that wearers should use the contact lens solution that is recommended by their contact lens practitioner and never use tap water, the wrong solution, or be tempted to lick them, which many wearers have admitted to doing.
People should also avoid wearing a contact lens that is chipped or damaged, or put the wrong lens in the wrong eye

In addition, they should also never wear anybody else's contact lenses, and avoid sleeping in them if they want to maintain optimum optical hygiene and safety, the organisation recommended.

by Emily Tait


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