It’s no secret that not everyone has perfect 20/20 vision, but it may surprise some to find out that as many as one in every ten people wear corrective or contact lenses. This may seem like no big deal to most, but the fact is that it puts those select few at risk for a number of concerns including infections. There are a few tricks that can help you protect your sight for infection and help you see clearly always, here are six you can try at home today:
1. Keep It New
Replacing your contacts every three months as recommended can help you from putting old ones in, and exposing your sensitive eyes to potentially harmful bacteria. To get the most out of your contacts and keep yourself seeing clearly, be sure to replace them every three months.
2. Keep It Clean
Don’t take your contacts out and put them in the same old solution that’s been sitting in your case for who knows how long. This contaminates the entire set-up making even new contacts risky for use. Each time you take your contacts out of the case, empty and clean the container and fill it with fresh solution for the next time you need to store your lenses.
3. Keep It Fresh
If you haven’t used your contacts in a while, make sure you clean them off with a little solution before just putting them back in your eyes. Never use tap water, as tap water is full of bacteria, minerals, and other contaminants.
4. No Water
It’s best to not swim or try any other aquatic activities while wearing contact lenses. Showers, pools, oceans, lakes, ponds, water parks, and more are all breeding grounds for infection causing bacteria.
5. No Sleeping
No not ever, just while wearing your contact lenses. Your eyes can dry out or you could rub your face and eyes too much, and so many other situations that lead to seriously undesirable results. Don’t even think about fused lenses. Just take them out before you doze off, you’ll thank us.
6. Take a Break
Don’t wear your contacts all the time. You need to give you eyes a break every once in a while, and wearing contacts all the time can be bad for any of the aforementioned reasons above anyway. Always follow the recommended advice on the box, or a professional’s instruction.
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