17.04.2012

"Use common sense" when removing contact lenses

"Use common sense" when removing contact lenses

By Alexa Kaczka

Contact lens wearers have been urged to use commons sense when removing contact lenses in order to reduce the chance of infection or something else going wrong.

The health section of the advice site Newsolio noted that many people who wear reusable contact lenses often take shortcuts when they are removing their lenses and, as a result, may damage the product.

The key is to take your time and ensure that the environment is clean and hygienic, then adopt the same technique every time.

It recommended that people prepare the area completely before removing any lenses, as attempting to hold a lens while opening bottles of solution or storage containers may prove problematic.

Instead, people should uncap the bottle of solution and fill storage containers with fresh product, then leave one of the storage chambers open and remove the contact lenses so it can be placed straight inside and covered with solution.

"Do not reinstall any contact lens you aren't 100 per cent certain is sanitary. If it doesn't feel comfortable, remove it immediately and see an eyecare professional," the source advised.

by Alexa Kaczka


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