How to care for your contact lenses

Here are some tips for caring for your contact lenses:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. This will help to reduce the risk of infection by removing any dirt or bacteria from your hands.
  2. Follow the instructions for your specific brand of contact lenses, as different types of lenses may require different care routines.
  3. Store your contact lenses in a clean case with fresh disinfecting solution, and replace the case every three to six months.
  4. Replace your contact lenses as directed by your eye care provider. Daily disposable lenses should be thrown away after each use, while other types of lenses may need to be replaced every one to two weeks, one to three months, or one to two years.
  5. Avoid sleeping in your contact lenses unless they are specifically designed for overnight wear.
  6. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eyes are red, painful, or have any other unusual symptoms. Consult your eye care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms while wearing your contact lenses.
  7. Avoid exposing your contact lenses to water, as this can increase the risk of infection. Do not swim, shower, or use a hot tub while wearing your contact lenses.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your contact lenses are clean, comfortable, and safe to wear.