Using Contact Lens Safely

Million of people use contacts to correct eye problems and defects, and contact lens are one of the safest medical devices when worn responsibly.

But using them comes with some safety measures, and all contact wearers must take these rules seriously or risk making their eyes worse instead of better, because when used without taking its' safety measures, your eyes are very likely to become infected and get damaged by them.

First, let's find out who can't use contacts so you can be sure whether they're for you or not. You can't use contacts if:

  • You'll be too busy with your work and daily activities to be compliant with contact lens safety measures and thorough hygiene habits.
  • You work where there is a lot of debris in the air, such as sawdust, or the fumes of chemicals like paint.
  • If you have dry eye problems. When you put a lens in the eye, it rests on tear film. If you don’t make enough tears, you could be at increased risk for infection.

▶️ First, get a contact lens prescription from an eye doctor. Have your lenses fitted by a qualified eye care professional.

▶️ Take out your contacts if they are bothering you. It seems like common sense, but it can be easy to ignore irritation when you’re busy or distracted. Never put up with irritation, as it could be sign of an infection or other problems.

▶️ Also be sure to get instruction on proper lens care. Never use saliva as a wetting agent. Your mouth is one of the dirtiest places in your body.

▶️ Don’t wear contact lenses overnight. When you close your eyes to sleep with contacts on, oxygen supply is reduced, and makes them more vulnerable to infection.

▶️ If your lens drops onto a non-sterile surface, pick it up, then wash it and disinfect it with a proper contact lens solution and disinfectant. Don’t re-use contact lens solution. You may think you’re saving money by doing so, but the disinfecting capability of the solution is gone.

▶️ Use fresh solution every time you store your lenses in their case. Don't use salt and water solution either. They're useless.

▶️ Don’t wear your contact lenses in the shower or while swimming. The germs in the water bodies-even swimming pools-could lead to serious eye infections, so you're advised to avoid using them in any water related activity.

▶️ Replace their case every two to three months. Lens cases get dirty, just like a toothbrush, and all the previous rules will be null and void if germs can still get into them through your case.

Rules are many eh? But they need to be followed to avoid problems. If you know you won't be able to comply with these rules, then opt for eye-glasses instead. They're safer and require less stringent safety measures.

Now after seeing all these rules, is it advisable to wear them for beauty purposes, even when you do not have eye defects?

The answer; Its best not to wear them if you don't need to. Why go through all that stress just to change your eye color?
Using Contact Lens Safely Using Contact Lens Safely Reviewed by subomi balogun on August 02, 2017 Rating: 5

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