How to Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

Aug 23rd 2015 at 9:22 PM

With your eye doctor’s consultation, having the right type of contact lenses for you can be a great solution to your vision problems. Contact lenses are usually easy to wear but they can also be anencumbrance if you don’t choose the right type of lenses for you, let alone cause further damage to your eyes. Thatis why it is important to follow a doctor’s advice when choosing the right type of lenses for you. There are basically two types of lenses to choose from. They include hard lenses and soft lenses. Both these types of lenses have their advantages and disadvantages based on how you intend to use them and based on you preferences and tolerance. For example, if your priority is comfort throughout the day, then soft lenses may be the best choice for you. However, if you want lenses that will be durable and sort out specific problems that you have, then the only reasonable choice may be to have hard lenses. Either way, with your doctor’s consultation and through testing different lenses, you should be able tofind the perfect lens for you.

Once you have found the perfect lenses for you, you need to take care of the lenses. Whether you get your contact lenses in Perth, Sydney or even London or New York for that matter, you should get the best tips possible to be able to take good care of your contact lenses. Some of the tips that you should know are as follows. First of all, the optometrist will tell you that having dry and clean hands when handling the contact lenses is important. This is so that you can avoid getting dirt and other foreign matter into your eyes. Next, it is important that you gently rub your lenses in order to clean them. To do so, simply squirt some of the cleansing and rinsing liquid that was recommended with your contact lenses. Gently rubbing with your finger is an easy way to get rid of any dirt that may have accumulated on the lens.


You should avoid ever using saliva or water to clean your contact lenses. You should also avoid swimming while wearing contact lenses or getting into a situation where you are likely to get them wet. Saliva and water are very likely to have microorganisms that could cause a nasty infection in your eyes and you don’t want to take such a risk. If you anticipate that you may get in contact with water, whether through swimming, a hot tub or rain, you should be prepared to have spectacles or sunglasses just in case. You can find good spectacle frames and sunglasses in Perth, if you need them. Finally, it is important that you ask your optometrist for the proper technique to put in and take out your contact lenses. Having the right technique can prevent damage to your eyes and to the contact lenses.

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