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Bad Contact Lens Habits To Leave Behind

Bad Contact Lens Habits To Leave Behind

Your eyes are incredibly sensitive, and because of this, you must take care of your contact lens usage. Many people who wear contact lenses do this but still develop bad habits. Serving areas like Moreno Valley, Beaumont, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Sundance, CA, Calimesa, CA, and the Redlands in CA, our optometrists at Focus Vision Optometry wants to share a few bad contact lens habits that should be avoided.

Failing to Change the Content Lens Solution

Contact lens solution is designed to disinfect your contact lenses and keep them fresh and lubricated. Yet, the lens solution sitting for some time may need to be changed to clean the contacts correctly. To prevent dirty contacts or infection, change your contact lens solution regularly. The manufacturer should provide guidelines regarding frequency, printed on the solution label.

Wearing Contact Lenses for Extended Periods

Although you need your contacts to see clearly, your eyes also need to take in some fresh air regularly. Wearing your contact lenses for extended periods can prevent the eyes from gaining access to oxygen, resulting in serious issues. In addition, it can cause the eyes to dry out, become itchy, and get puffy, increasing the risk of infection. We recommend limiting your contact lens wear to 10-14 hours per day.

Sleeping in Your Contact Lenses

Unless your  doctor had discussed and prescribed extended wear, you should never wear your contacts while sleeping. When you wear contacts to sleep and they are not designed for such wear, it can cause damage to your eyes and create more vision-related issues. Take your contacts out before lying down to reduce the risk of an eye infection.

Wearing Contacts While in the Water

Many people don’t think twice about wearing their contacts in the shower, hot tub, or swimming pool, but if you are near any water source, you should remove them. There are bacteria in pool water that can cause harm to the lenses, and the lack of salt in tap water can also damage them, possibly causing them to change shape.

Failing to Wash Your Hands When Handling the Contacts

Hand washing your hands is a must whenever you handle your contact lenses. Your hands touch all kinds of things throughout the day, resulting in a build-up of bacteria. To reduce the risk of contamination and a severe eye infection, clean your hands well before handling your contact lenses.

Take Care of Your Eyes and Contact Lenses

Avoiding these bad habits can help you take proper care of your contact lenses and eyes, reducing the risk of infection. If you’d like more information on protecting your eyes and contacts, schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Focus Vision Optometry, an eye clinic that serves Moreno Valley, CA, Beaumont, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Sundance, CA, Calimesa, CA, the Redlands, CA, and surrounding areas in CA. Call our office at (888) 505-4555 to schedule an appointment.

Bad Contact Lens Habits To Leave Behind

Your eyes are incredibly sensitive, and because of this, you must take care of your contact lens usage. Many people who wear contact lenses do this but still develop bad habits. Serving areas like Moreno Valley, Beaumont, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Sundance, CA, Calimesa, CA, and the Redlands in CA, our optometrists at Focus Vision Optometry wants to share a few bad contact lens habits that should be avoided.

Failing to Change the Content Lens Solution

Contact lens solution is designed to disinfect your contact lenses and keep them fresh and lubricated. Yet, the lens solution sitting for some time may need to be changed to clean the contacts correctly. To prevent dirty contacts or infection, change your contact lens solution regularly. The manufacturer should provide guidelines regarding frequency, printed on the solution label.

Wearing Contact Lenses for Extended Periods

Although you need your contacts to see clearly, your eyes also need to take in some fresh air regularly. Wearing your contact lenses for extended periods can prevent the eyes from gaining access to oxygen, resulting in serious issues. In addition, it can cause the eyes to dry out, become itchy, and get puffy, increasing the risk of infection. We recommend limiting your contact lens wear to 10-14 hours per day.

Sleeping in Your Contact Lenses

Unless your  doctor had discussed and prescribed extended wear, you should never wear your contacts while sleeping. When you wear contacts to sleep and they are not designed for such wear, it can cause damage to your eyes and create more vision-related issues. Take your contacts out before lying down to reduce the risk of an eye infection.

Wearing Contacts While in the Water

Many people don’t think twice about wearing their contacts in the shower, hot tub, or swimming pool, but if you are near any water source, you should remove them. There are bacteria in pool water that can cause harm to the lenses, and the lack of salt in tap water can also damage them, possibly causing them to change shape.

Failing to Wash Your Hands When Handling the Contacts

Hand washing your hands is a must whenever you handle your contact lenses. Your hands touch all kinds of things throughout the day, resulting in a build-up of bacteria. To reduce the risk of contamination and a severe eye infection, clean your hands well before handling your contact lenses.

Take Care of Your Eyes and Contact Lenses

Avoiding these bad habits can help you take proper care of your contact lenses and eyes, reducing the risk of infection. If you’d like more information on protecting your eyes and contacts, schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Focus Vision Optometry, an eye clinic that serves Moreno Valley, CA, Beaumont, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Sundance, CA, Calimesa, CA, the Redlands, CA, and surrounding areas in CA. Call our office at (888) 505-4555 to schedule an appointment.

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