Do you use contact lenses for your vision correction? Are you thinking about switching to contact lenses in the future? Whether you currently use them or are considering switching to them, it is imperative that you know how to clean and care for your contact lenses properly. Wearing contact lenses is an excellent, convenient way to help yourself see clearly every day, but it also increases your risk of eye infection, and so it is important that you are committed to a hygienic routine each day involving your contact lenses. Here at Spare Pair Vision Center, our opticians in Howell are here to give you a crash course in contact lens care so that you are fully prepared to keep your eyes safe and healthy. When you get contact lenses from our opticians in Howell, we always give you detailed instructions on how to put them in, take them out, and keep them clean.
Whenever you are going to touch your eyes or your contact lenses, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly first. It is best to dry your hands with a paper towel if you have some available to avoid particles from cloth towels sticking to your hands. Before you place the lenses in your eyes, check them for rips or tears, and for any small debris that may be on them. If you wear lenses that you keep for weeks at a time, you can rinse them off with contact solution before you put them in if there is a dust particle or something similar stuck to them. Also, make sure the lens is facing the correct way before putting it in. If the lens feels uncomfortable in your eye, it may be in the opposite way, or there might be a small rip or tear that you missed. Always take your lenses out if they feel uncomfortable. If your lenses are not disposable, make sure you store them in a sterile contact lens case filled with contact lens solution.
If you ever have any questions about your contact lenses and how to care from them, remember that our opticians in Howell are always here to help. Feel free to reach out to us by giving us a call at the Spare Pair Vision Center office, sending us a message online, or visiting us in person.