Healthy Contact Lens Wearing Habits

If you wear contacts, you are going to want to read our top health habits that all contact lens users need to practice. This year’s campaign theme is Healthy habits means Healthy eyes. Focusing on encouraging contact lens wearers to engage in safe contact lens habits every day. The theme is Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eyes with an emphasis on getting children started early in the health habits for their eyes. Healthy habits for the care of their contacts. Proper use, care, and storage of contacts. Regular visits to an eye care professional.

Of nine recommendations for wearing and caring for contacts safely, most often, eye care providers during routine exams recommended following a recommended replacement lens schedule (85% of routine visits), not sleeping with lenses (79.0% of routine visits), and not topping off solutions (64.4%). Schedule an eye exam, and the eye care professional will go over the basics for wearing and caring for contact lenses. Proceed safely so that your eyes can keep feeling as they should. Replace contacts and lens solutions when they should and call an eye doctor at the.

Unless recommended by an eye doctor, always take lenses out before going to bed, taking a shower, or going swimming. Even if you do not expect to go to bed, remove contacts once you are past the period of normal wearing. Unless you are fitted for orthokeratology lenses or have been instructed by a physician to do so, always take out contacts before going to bed. Always, store them appropriately in the appropriate container. Always carry a backup pair of glasses, just in case your eyes need a break from contact lenses.

Even if you wear contacts all the time, have your eye doctor order a cheap pair of backup glasses. There are going to be times when wearing contacts is simply not feasible.

We strongly suggest purchasing a pack of lenses for rainy days. In case you forget to order them or lose them so that you never have to wonder whether or not your coloured contacts are safe to wear. Even when properly disinfecting your lenses and your lens cases every day. The longer you wear contacts longer than it is proven to work, the greater the chance there is for the buildup of debris. If you are struggling to remember to disinfect your lenses and lens case, consider using everyday lenses.

You should never use tap water for any part of lens care, including cleaning lens cases. Be sure to never place hydrogen peroxide-based solutions directly into the eyes. Nor do you rinse the lenses without a suitable cleaning case. Clear Care Peroxide-based solutions disinfect lenses efficiently and are ideal for those who have dry eyes or chemical sensitivities.

The rinse lowers your risk of bacterial infection of the eyes and keeps contacts cleaner. Always wash your hands with soap and water, and rinse before handling your contacts or touching your eyes. Always wash your hands with soap. Dry you hands with a lint-free towel before touching and wearing contacts. By not following contact care instructions correctly, you are placing yourself at risk of infections, allergies, and dry eyes.

By implementing these healthy habits, and following the tips listed below. You can lower the chances that you will get an eye infection while wearing contacts. Whether you are considering whether you should allow your child to wear contacts, or need to review your habits yourself. Use these tips to maintain your eye’s health. In this blog, we want to highlight the most important healthy habits that you should adopt. If you have ever slept with contact lenses, worn your single-use lenses beyond their recommended change over time, or gone to a public swimming pool without removing your contacts first, it is time to revisit your habits.

Disposable, soft lenses that are changed every day help to lower your risk for complications. But, it is still important to practice good habits. In general, contact lenses should be worn only for up to 14-16 hours at a time, which helps to maintain comfortable, healthy eyes. Wearing contacts longer than recommended times can lead to damaged contacts, irritation of your eyes, and infections. Wearing contacts increases the chances that you will have an eye infection. Particularly if you are not taking good care of the lenses.

By pairing the proper care for your contacts with help from a qualified ophthalmologist. You have the best possible chance to keep your eyes healthy and catch any infections before they cause serious damage to the eyes and vision loss. Water may contain the germs or contaminants that cause the infections listed above. So take care to avoid getting any into your eyes, particularly when wearing contacts. Recent evidence definitively shows that cleaning and wiping lenses after use provides the most protective eyewear of any contact lens.

The following steps are offered as a general guideline on how to take care of most soft contact lenses. After they are removed, with the use of multipurpose solutions (rub and rinse times can vary depending on solution manufacturers). If you are not sure about how to care for your lenses, please refer to manufacturer instructions provided with the care system, or consult an eyecare practitioner. Coloured Contact lenses should be prescribed and fitted by an eye care provider.


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