During the rainy season, conjunctivitis is a common eye infection. It is important to take care of your eyes, especially if you wear contact lenses. Here are some tips on how to care for your eyes during the rainy season:
Tips for using contact lenses properly
- Wash your hands thoroughly and dry them completely before putting in your contact lenses and when switching to the other eye.
- If you use hand sanitizer or alcohol gel, wait for your hands to dry completely before touching your contact lenses or eyes.
- Clean your contact lenses with only contact lens solution. Do not use tap water or saline that has not been sterilized.
- Rinse your contact lens case with contact lens solution and dry it on a paper towel.
- Change your contact lens solution every day and your contact lens case every month or every two weeks.
- Avoid painting your nails or growing long nails, as these can harbor germs.
- Do not wear your contact lenses beyond their expiration date or overnight, as this can increase irritation and the risk of infection.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses if you are sick with a cold, fever, or cough.
In addition, people with nearsightedness should check their eyes every time before putting in their contact lenses for the health of their eyes and to prevent further infection. Simply follow these three simple steps:
- Look in the mirror before putting in your contact lenses to see if your eyes are red or watery.
- Test your vision by closing one eye at a time. Check if your vision is still the same on both sides.
- After putting in your contact lenses, don't forget to test if they are comfortable. If you feel irritation, pain, or discharge, remove them immediately.
Contact lenses come into direct contact with your eyes, so cleanliness is important. This includes cleaning your hands, contact lenses, and contact lens case. To maintain good eye health for people with nearsightedness during the rainy season, be sure to keep these checklists in mind.