Many people prefer contact lenses to glasses nowadays. Contact lenses are the best solution for anyone who needs vision correction but doesn’t want to wear eyeglasses. However, many people do not know how to use them properly. Follow the below tips for advice on using contact lens.
- Put on contact lenses before makeup
Putting on contact lenses after makeup can cause discomfort and irritation because eyeshadows or mascara fall into the contact lenses. Besides, this can smutch your metallic or glittery eye liners and lose makeup. Not only with eye makeup, you should wear contact lenses even before applying foundation.
- Never reuse contact lens solution
Eyes are extremely sensitive, thus contact lenses must also be absolutely clean. Some people often have the habit of reuse contact lens solution. However, this is a mistake, because once the lens is removed from the solution, the solution will be contaminated by hand or plunger. So, reuse solution can cause eye infections. Only use specialized solution to soak the contact.
- Properly clean the contact lenses
Do not use water to clean the contact lenses because microorganisms can irritate the eye. Only use specialized water to clean contact lenses.
- Do not reuse daily disposable contact lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses is the best option for anyone who wants to try using contact lenses and likes to wear lenses for all day comfort without the hassle of cleaning and storing. However, because of being single-use lenses, the disposable contact lenses cannot resist dust. You should remove and dispose of them after one wear.
- Go to the doctor before using the contact lenses
Not everyone can wear contact lenses. They can irritate eyes of those who have eye diseases. You should go to the nearest eye hospitals for an examination and doctor’s counsel. People with sensitive eyes should wear UV-blocking contacts. Glasses rest from eyes, while contacts sit directly on the eye. That’s why the diopters of contact lenses is different from glasses. You should visit your eye doctor before deciding to use contacts.
- Do not wear contact lenses too long
Wearing contact lenses too long leads to blurred vision. Contacts lenses will prevent eye from the air. So wearing contact lenses too long can lead to blurred vision, corneal hypoxia or corneal scars. Time of wearing contact lenses depends on health condition, eye condition and environment. The person who regularly work in polluted environment should wear contacts only from 3 to 4 hours. Finally, remember to remove contacts during sleep.
- Do not wear contact lenses if there is eye pain
Stop wearing contact lenses immediately if your eyes have symptom of dry eye, pink eye or other eye disease. When the lens is torn or scratched, you should discard it and replace it with fresh one because torn contacts can damage your cornea, causing permanent blindness.
- Do not wear expired contact lenses
Contact lenses and the solution that contains them have the expiration date. Beyond those expiration dates, the chemicals that kill bacteria do not function properly, allowing impurities to build up on the lenses and bacterial and fungal contamination into the solution. Thus, you should regularly check the date carefully before using and replace your contact lenses every 3-6 months.
- Do not share contact lenses
Do not share your contact lenses with others because of the transmission of some eye disease. In addition, contact lenses have different shape and size, so they don’t fit for all. Unless you wear contact fittingly, you will feel uncomfortable. More dangerous, your cornea may be torn or scratched, leading to permanent vision loss.