Many people choose contact lenses as a safe and convenient way to correct their vision. But according to the CDC, almost all people who wear contacts misuse them in some way..
Below, we’ll review the basics of safe contact lens wear and care to keep your eyes feeling their best.
For all of your contact lens needs or any other eye health matter, call James Tracey Eye Care in Midtown and Wyckoff.
Healthy Contact Lens Habits
- Always wash your hands with soap and water, then rinse them before handling your contact lenses or touching your eyes. Dry your hands using a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
- Remove your lenses before you go to sleep, take a shower, or go swimming.
- When you remove your contacts, be sure to rinse and gently rub them with the lens solution that your eye doctor recommends. Never use tap water or saliva to clean or wet your lenses!
- Keep your contact lens case sanitary by washing it with warm water and soap every week. Replace it every 3 months.
- Only wear your contact lenses for the recommended time as instructed by your eye doctor.
- If you wear makeup, try to avoid applying any makeup to the inner portion of your eye, where it can cause irritation.
- Always carry a back-up pair of glasses, in case your eyes need a break from your contacts.
- Never wear your contacts if your eyes feel irritated or appear red. Wait until full eye comfort is restored before inserting them.
- Never share your contact lenses with anyone, even family members. Whether your contact lenses are purely cosmetic or to correct vision — don’t let them touch anyone else’s eyeballs.
- If your eyes or contact lenses are giving you any trouble, contact your eye doctor without delay. At James Tracey Eye Care in Midtown and Wyckoff, we offer a wide range of eye care services and are here to help. Call today to schedule your contact lens examination!
At James Tracey Eye Care, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 646-916-4588 or book an appointment online to see one of our Midtown eye doctors.
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