6 things to take caution when wearing lenses
If you’ve always wondered where to start and what to do especially if you are first-time contacts wearer then you’ve come to the right place! PinkyParadise is covered with the complete guide and things to take caution when you wearing lenses.
Keep your hands clean!
Right before handling your contact lenses, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry your hand on a clean paper or towel before you insert or remove your colored contacts. This is an important step if want to ensure you don’t accidentally carry any dust, germs, or makeup to your contact lens as that could irritate your eyes.
Clean your lens case at least once a week
Keep up the proper care of your lenses by cleaning the lens case once a week. It's one of the essential parts of good eye health. Most colored contact users forget that their lenses require proper care in order to keep lenses safe and comfortable. Never use tap water to soak or rinse your lenses!
Don't wear your contact lenses while sleeping or swimming!
Sleeping and doing sports activities like swimming with contacts is a common behavior, among teenage and adult contact lens wearers alike especially colored contact newbies. However, sleeping and swimming with your contacts in makes the risk of an eye infection six to eight times higher. It can be particularly dangerous due to prolonged exposure. The lenses can absorb the water, trapping potential bacteria, and viruses, against your eye. Sleeping with contacts increases your risk for a corneal infection, which is an infection of the clear layer protecting the colored part of your eye.
Always put the lenses in the same eye, either right or left!
How to put in your contacts is a popular question for every first-time wearer!
Always start inserting the same lenses every time starting with your right eye if you’re right-handed, or your left eye if you’re left-handed. Just use your free hand to hold up your eyelid and insert the lens. Use your fingertips, rather than your nails, or you can use a lens inserter to handle the lens. Accidentally switching your lenses will risk blurry vision and discomfort.
Rinse the lens with contact lenses solutions
Being hygienic is one of the most crucial factors when it comes to taking care of our eyes. You must clean and disinfect any contact lens you remove from your eye before you put the lens back in.
The FDA recommends that you rub the lens in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution. The recommended solution will do the complete cleaning, rinse, disinfect, and store, but also act as your eye's inborn germ-fighters to protect the eyes of lens wearers. One thing for sure if you drop your lenses please rinse them again!
Use rewetting drops in your eyes to prevent dry eyes!
Eye drops will maintain moisture on the outer surface of your eyes like our Rohto Lycee Contact Eyedrops it's Ideal for those having dry eyes while wearing contact lenses. The ultimate solution to dry or sore eyes when using contacts! A wonderfully delicate formula, that refreshes and rehydrates sore and tired eyes. The best part? You can use them while you have your contacts in your eyes!