Proper Contact Lens Care
Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct your vision BUT you need to be sure you are taking care of them correctly. Poor contact lens care can lead to severe infections and scarring that could permanently impair your vision.
There are many different types of contact lenses so be sure you know how long you should wear your particular type. It varies from one day to until they are uncomfortable. With rare exceptions, you should not sleep in your contacts lenses. This is because your eyes become deprived of oxygen during the night when a contact is in. The result may be an inability to fight off an infection.
Besides not sleeping in your contacts, you also should not wear them from the minute you wake up until bedtime that night. This also is to let the cornea, the front part of the eye, breath and stay healthy. You should wear your glasses at least 1-2 hours per day.
Care products vary depending on the type of contact lens. Be sure you clean your contacts daily and replace the solution in the case each day. The contact lens case should be air dried after a thorough rinsing each day.
If your eyes are uncomfortable, take the contacts out. Let your eyes rest but if the discomfort does not improve, you need to be seen. Everyone who wears contacts needs a pair of glasses also for situations like this.
With a few simple steps,you can maintain the health of your eyes and great vision with contacts. Don't take a chance when your vision is at stake.
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