More than 45 million people in America wear contact lenses. Healthy contact lens wear is important to prevent eye infections.
Learn the proper way to wear and care for your contact lenses from your local eye care provider, Park Slope Eye.
Never Wear Contact Lenses in Your Sleep
Most contact lenses are not meant to be worn during sleep. Studies show contact lens wear while sleeping increases the risk of an eye infection by up to six to eight times.
Don’t Mix Old and New Contact Solutions
Always use afresh contact lens solution. Mixing a new solution with an old solution compromises the ability to kill germs.
Regularly Visit Your Eye Doctor
Pay your eye specialist a visit at least once a year and ask questions about how to take care of your lenses. You should remove your contacts and immediately consult with your eye doctor if you’re experiencing pain, red eyes or blurred vision.
Don’t Wear Contacts While Showering or Swimming
Bacteria from the pool or shower water can settle in your contacts and cause an infection.
Always Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands and make sure they are dry before touching your contacts.
Clean Your Contacts
Rub and rinse your contacts with the appropriate solution and never use water when cleaning them. Only use the solution that your eye doctor recommends. Clean your case daily with solution, wipe with a clean tissue and store your contacts upside down without the caps.
Replace Your Contacts as Advised
Replace your contacts as recommended by your eye doctor and get a new case every three months.
Keep track of your vision and eye health by visiting Park Slope Eye, your local eye care clinic. We offer a wide selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses for different vision needs. Schedule an appointment online to learn more about our services. We assist patients in Brooklyn, NY, and nearby areas.