Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a game changer for a lot of people. No more smudged glasses or glare on the lenses, no more adjusting for comfort: contact lenses allow you to see the world without limitation. Learning about the various types, care and tips for success with contact lenses will make sure they are working their best.

Adjusting your eyes to contact lenses may take some time initially. The complete guide to contact lens care can be summed up with proper disinfection, handling, insertion and removal of the lenses. The foundation of healthy contact lens use begins with regular eye exams. Schedule comprehensive eye examinations with your ophthalmologist at Pennachio Eye to ensure your prescription is up-to-date and to detect any potential issues early on. Never use contact lenses without a valid prescription. A precise prescription is essential for optimal vision correction and eye health which is why yearly exams are so important. Adhere to the recommended wearing schedule provided by your eye care professional. Extended or overnight wear can increase the risk of complications, including eye infections and discomfort.

The most important tips for wearing contact lenses lie in the proper care, cleaning, storage and replacement of your contact lenses. Cleanliness is crucial when handling contact lenses. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before inserting or removing lenses. Avoid using oily or scented soaps, as residue can transfer to the lenses and irritate your eyes. Clean your lenses as recommended by your eye care professional. Use the appropriate cleaning solution and follow the recommended schedule for lens replacement. Never use saliva or water to clean your lenses, as it can introduce harmful bacteria. Typically, solutions should be replaced daily, and the lens storage case should be replaced every 3 months to prevent the buildup of bacteria. If you experience discomfort, redness or dryness, give your eyes a break from contact lenses. Switch to glasses temporarily and consult your eye care professional if symptoms persist. Wear sunglasses that offer UV protection to shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. UV exposure can contribute to eye issues and discomfort, even when wearing contact lenses. Adequate hydration is essential for maintaining comfortable and moist eyes. Drink plenty of water to ensure your body and eyes stay hydrated.

Contact lenses can be a convenient and effective way to correct vision, but responsible and hygienic usage is paramount. By following these tips for wearing contact lenses, you can enjoy clear vision, comfortable eyes and a positive overall experience with your contact lenses. Remember, if you ever have concerns or experience discomfort, consult your eye care professional promptly for personalized advice.
For your eye care appointment and contact lens fitting, contact Pennachio Eye at 325-227-1999 or WEBSITE.

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