Tips for Contact Care

Focus on contact lens on finger of young woman. Once you get used to your new contacts, you probably won’t even think much about them or even notice you are wearing them. But there are some things you should know about your contacts and taking care of them, so that they can last a long time and continue to give you the sharp, clear vision that you need!

Take care of your contact lenses

If you are new to wearing contacts you may need some information on how to take care of them, but even those who have worn them for years can use a refresher now and then. Take care of your contacts by

• Checking the expiration date on your contact lens solution and throwing it out if it is expired, to ensure that it will work effectively to remove all debris from your lenses

• Removing your contacts before you go to sleep

• Washing your hands thoroughly before you handle your contacts so that germs and debris don’t get into your eyes

• Wearing your lenses only as long as they are supposed to be worn. Some lenses were meant for long-term use but others are only supposed to be used for a day or 2 weeks and then thrown away.

• Avoiding rubbing your eyes when you are wearing them, so that they don’t rip, which not only ruins your contact but can cause irritation

• Seeing your eye doctor once a year for a vision exam and to make sure that your eyes are doing well with contacts

• Only using contact lens solution to store or clean your contacts, not water or saliva

• Checking the instructions on eyedrops before you use them – some eyedrops require you to take out your contact lenses before you use them

Contact lenses are amazing little devices that let you see clearly without all of the hassle of glasses – but they do need some special care. Take care of them and they’ll take care of you! If you just aren’t seeing as well as you used to, call North Suburban Eye Associates in Massachusetts for an eye exam and to see if contacts are right for you. Call (781) 245-5200 today!

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