28.12.2011

Clean contact lenses and cases regularly, experts advise

Clean contact lenses and cases regularly, experts advise

By Adrian Galbreth

The American Optometric Association has offered advice for contact lens wearers which aims to help people with vision problems utilise the eyewear with no complications.

It is important to regularly clean contact lenses, the organisation states, as well as to wash and dry hands before touching them - in order to prevent the spread of infections.

Contact lenses should be stored in the correct case, which must be cleaned after each use and replaced every three months minimum.

Fresh solution should be used for cleaning and storing the lenses - and tap water should be avoided when doing so.

It is also important to avoid putting the contact lenses in the mouth, a bad habit with the potential to transfer bacteria to the eyes.

Most importantly, follow the doctor's guidelines on contact lens usage - including the schedule for replacing old eyewear with a fresh pair.

by Alexa Kaczka


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