20.04.2012

Ten key tips "ensure contact lens success"

Ten key tips "ensure contact lens success"

By Alexa Kaczka

People who wear contact lenses need to follow ten key pieces of advice if they are to ensure that their time using the vision correction products is safe and successful, it has been noted.

BoldSky.com said that firstly, people should always wash their hands before handling a contact lens and dry them with a clean towel, then ensure they closely read the instructions on the packaging to ensure they are following the correct guidelines.

People who wear reusable contact lenses should clean the lens with solution before and after every use, as this kills bacteria and germs that water cannot wash away, while rewetting drops to disinfect the contact lenses is also an option.

The contact lens case the items are stored in overnight should be changed every three months or so, while the case should be cleaned after every use and kept open to dry naturally.

People who do not wear their contact lenses often should make sure the solution has not expired, as cleaning the lenses with an old solution can damage them and affect the eyes, while it is also important to choose the right type of contact lens solution, considering how many are available on the market.

Before getting into the shower or bath, people should always make sure they have removed their lenses first, while women should always put contacts in before applying makeup, to prevent contamination.

When makeup is removed, people need to wash their hands with an anti-bacterial soap and dry them before taking out the lens, while people heading out into the sun should ensure they are wearing sunglasses over their contacts or a wide-brimmed hat.

The website noted that people following these ten key tips should never have a problem with their contact lenses and can benefit from all the perks they provide.

by Martin Burns


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