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Make the Most of Vision with Proper Contacts

Category: General Eye Health

Published: 2016-10-17

Contact lenses correct refractive errors that affect one’s vision. They can also help stabilize a person’s prescription so it stays the same for a longer period of time. Use this guide to figure out the best way to care for your contact lenses so you can continue to enjoy clearer vision:

Wash Your Hands Before You Touch Them

Whenever you touch your eye, you should first wash your hands thoroughly with non-cosmetic soap and warm water to get rid of germs, bacteria, and other microorganisms that could cause problems with your contacts. Thoroughly dry your hands with a clean towel prior to handling the lenses.

Use the Right Kind of Cleaning Solution

Disposable, soft, and hard lenses all require different kinds of cleaning solution. Ask your optometrist what kind of solution to use on your contacts to ensure that you can get them clean. When applying the cleaning solution, it is important to follow the directions specifically so you do not cause any unnecessary damage. Most contacts should be removed and cleaned on a daily basis. Hold a lens in your palm and use your index finger to clean it with the solution.

Be Careful with Beauty Products

If you wear hairspray, you should always try to spray it before you put your contacts in so you do not get film any on the lenses. Apply makeup after you put the contacts onto your eyes so you do not accidentally get any on the lenses. Be careful with long fingernails because they might scratch or tear the lenses.

Come to one of Schaeffer Eye Center’s 16 locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery to get fitted for contact lenses that can instantly improve the way you see. Our optometrists will help you figure out the best kinds of contacts for your needs. We also offer eye exams for eyeglasses or just to check on your overall ocular health. To learn more about our vision care services, visit us online or call (888) 789-0554.