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A Complete Guide to Contact Maintenance for Contact Wearers

Last updated 6 years ago

While prescription eyeglasses can help individuals with various refractive errors improve their visual acuity, many people prefer a less noticeable, more convenient approach to vision correction. Check out this guide for some helpful tips on caring for your prescription contacts.

Cleaning and Storing Your Contacts

One of the most important steps to take when wearing contact lenses is to disinfect your lenses on a daily basis with an optometrist-approved cleansing solution. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water before handling your contact lenses to avoid the risk of irritation or infection. You may also want to consider cleaning out your case once a day with lukewarm water and allowing it to air-dry rather than using a towel, as this may leave behind lint fibers that can stick to your contacts and irritate your eyes. Just be sure you are using the case provided to you by your optometrist as other devices are not approved for safe or effective storage.

Using Eye Drops

Eye drops can be used to rewet your eyes in the event your contacts become dry. However, it is important to only use rewetting drops approved for prescription contacts rather than saline solution, as other products may damage the integrity of the lens.

Things to Avoid

All contact wearers should avoid wearing their lenses while swimming, using a hot tub, or while in the presence of noxious fumes such as campfire \ or cigarette smoke. It is important to avoid wearing your contact lenses for longer than the recommended period and take out your lenses if they cause your eyes to become swollen, red, or itchy.

A large part of contact maintenance is visiting your optometrist on a regular basis. Make sure your contacts are functioning properly by contacting the Wize Eyes Eyewear and Eyeglass Stores at (516) 358-0040. We also offer eyeglass frames, fashion eyeglasses, and Transitions lenses.


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