Friday, June 17, 2011

Care and Safety Tips for Contact Lenses

Care and safety use of contact lenses will spare you from eye infection. Here are some of safety tips  you can do to protect them:
  • When storing lenses, do not just add solution to the case. Dispose the old solution and replace with new one.
  • Avoid using tap water for cleaning, storing, and rinsing contact lenses. Water can include microorganisms that can cause infections.
  • For travelers, make sure that an appropriate contact lenses kit is with you when on vacation.
  • Do not wear contact lens in swimming pool, contamination from the pool is high. Use good quality goggles to protect eyes.
  • Store contact lenses in a safe and clean environment such as in your room instead in bathroom. This will avoid airborne contamination that may acquire inside the bathroom.
  • If you experience irritation and pain, immediately remove the contact lenses and check if there is a foreign body.  Consult a doctor if irritation persists.