Did you know that contact lens use is at risk of infection and inflammation of the cornea up to 80%? Therefore, one of the most important things besides high-quality contact lenses with beautiful colors is to use them correctly and keep them clean at all stages of use. The Tower of Glasses has compiled 8 things to know for contact lens users for everyone. We have already gathered that people do this behavior the most.
8 things to know about contact lens that should not be overlooked
Do you know that 70% of contact lens wearers today have found symptoms of corneal inflammation and infection? So, one of the things that is just as important as choosing beautiful contact lenses is to use them properly and keep them clean because our eyes have only one pair.
Wash your hands thoroughly every time you put on or take off contact lenses.
Because our hands are a good source of germs, it is important to wash your hands regularly when using contact lenses. In addition to reducing the risk of infection, it also helps to reduce the risk of contracting other infectious diseases.
Do not wear contact lenses while sleeping.
No matter how tired you are, you must get up and take off your contact lenses and soak them in cleaning solution before going to bed. Because sleeping with contact lenses can cause our eyes to lack oxygen, dry eyes, and irritation. It can also be difficult to remove when removed, which may cause eye injury.
Change contact lens cases every month and clean them regularly.
Do you know that contact lens cases are a good source of germs? You should change them every 2-4 weeks and clean them regularly by washing them with soap and water and drying them.
Keep your nails short at all times.
To prevent harm to the eyes and scratches on the contact lenses, don't forget to cut your nails short. At least just the nails of the fingers you need to remove and put on contact lenses. Because if you are not careful, your long nails may scratch the tissue of your eye while removing contact lenses, making it prone to inflammation. Moreover, while washing contact lenses, it may cause the contact lenses to break.
Do not reuse contact lens solution.
During the day, our eyes have to face polluted environments, dust, and various germs that make our contact lenses dirty and stained. Therefore, when we soak contact lenses, both dust, protein stains, and bacteria will float in the solution we use to soak. Just imagine how dirty it will be if you reuse it.
Saline solution can be used to wash contact lenses, but not to soak.
Because the chlorine in tap water can cause the contact lens to deteriorate and tear easily, causing serious damage to our cornea. For saline solution, it can be used to wash contact lenses, but it cannot be soaked because it cannot dissolve protein stains and kill bacteria. Therefore, you should wash and soak contact lenses in contact lens cleaning solution only.
Should not wear contact lenses for more than 8 hours a day.
In one day, you should not wear contact lenses for more than 8-9 hours. If you wear them for too long, it may cause dry eyes, lack of oxygen, irritation, inflammation, and blurred vision. If you have to wear them and cannot avoid it, don't forget to bring artificial tears to add moisture to your eyes during the day.
Soak new contact lenses before use for at least 1 night.
This is to adjust the condition of the contact lenses before wearing them. It also helps to prevent eye irritation from contact lens solution.