How to Take Care of Contact LensesDespite having many advantages in terms of care, contact lenses need more attention than glasses. Contact lens conditions must always be hygienic so as not to cause health problems such as eye infections and other visual complications. Although it cannot be completely avoided, you can prevent eye infections in the following ways.
- Always wash thoroughly and dry your hands before installing or removing your contact lenses.
- Remove contact lenses before bathing or swimming. Try not to contact your contact lenses with water.
- Try to always remove contact lenses before going to sleep. It is not recommended to wear contact lenses continuously. When we close our eyes with contact lenses that remain in the eye, the amount of oxygen to the eye becomes thinner. This causes the surface of the eye to become susceptible to infection. In addition, germs on the lens will stick to the cornea during sleep.
- Use special cleaning fluid recommended by your doctor or pharmacy to clean and soak your contact lenses. Do not use water or other liquids, because sea water, pool water, even even distilled water, can contain acanthamoeba organisms that can cause eye infections.
- Rub gently when you clean contact lenses using cleaning fluid. Be careful not to tear the contact lens.
- Clean contact lenses after use and contact lens storage boxes once every three months to keep them clean.
- If you wear disposable contact lenses, you don't need to clean them because they are not designed to be used again. Never use disposable contact lenses for more than a day.