5 Healthy Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

Contact Lenses are medical devices and require a prescription. Our practice will help you determine if contacts are best for your lifestyle.  Here are 5 healthy habits for current wearers to help keep your eyes healthy and comfortable.

1. Always wash, rinse, and dry hands before handling contact lenses.





2. Always use fresh, unexpired lens care solutions.  To store lenses, disinfect with solution and leave them in the closed case. Rinse the lens case with solution (not water) and allow the lens case to air dry.





3. Never rinse your lenses in water from the tap. Tap water contains many impurities that can contaminate or damage your lenses and may lead to eye infection or injury. Do not use saliva for lubricating your lenses. Never put lenses in your mouth.





4. Do not swim with contacts. Swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation, and potential sight-threatening conditions. The FDA has recommended that contacts not be exposed to ANY type of water, including tap water, swimming pools, oceans, lakes, hot tubs and showers





5. Expired and used lenses should be recycled.  Never flush contacts, rinse down the sink or dispose in the garbage.  Contacts, blister packs, and outer packaging can be recycled at our practice.

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