Nothing beats the sensation of stepping out of the shower for the first time. It feels fantastic to be clean and fresh, and it keeps you healthy in more ways than one. This is particularly true when it comes to your eyes.
The first step toward ensuring your and your eyes' happiness is to properly care for your contact lenses. Always replace your contact lenses on time and care for them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Here are a few basic things you can do to help your eyes stay healthy.
- Pay attention to the directions. The instructions from your eye doctor, as well as the instructions for your contact lens solution and case, are all part of a well-thought-out system meant to help you care for your lenses and associated products in a way that protects your eyes. If you violate even one of these guidelines, the entire system could be damaged.
- Apply the replacement plan that has been recommended. You can keep your eyes happy, healthy, and bright if you adhere to the prescribed replacement schedule. Never try to make your lenses last longer. If you wear biweekly or monthly replacement lenses, don't try to wear them over your eye doctor's recommended replacement schedule.
- Have to use fresh solution and a clean lens case. If you use a multipurpose solution, it is necessary to rub and rinse your contact lenses with the solution after removing them. Protein deposits build up on contact lenses over time. Proteins are naturally present in your tears, but when they deposit on your contact lenses, they can impair your eyesight. Protein deposits can decrease lens surface quality and generate an immunological response, so if there are too many protein deposits, your eyes may get dry, watery, and irritated. Never try to clean or soak your contacts in tap water; instead, use the solution advised by your doctor. Infection-causing germs and bacteria can be found in tap water. After each use, rinse the cases with multipurpose solution and store them open and upside down in a dry, clean location.
- Make a schedule and set reminders for yourself. You are more likely to remember to refresh your contact lenses on the same day of the week if you replace them on the same day of the week. Set an alert on your phone, calendar, or planner if you still have difficulties remembering to refill your contact lenses. Another method to make things easier for yourself is to get an annual supply of contact lenses. This way, you'll always have the lenses you need on the days you have to replace them.
- Decide to switch to 1-Day lenses. Consult your doctor about 1 Day lenses if cleaning and caring for contact lenses isn't your thing. Because you throw them away every night and replace them with a new pair the next day, you would never have to clean 1 Day lenses. The fact that these lenses are disposable does not imply that they are of poor quality. In fact, new lenses and 1 Day lenses are composed of the same materials. You can even buy silicone hydrogel contact lenses, which are the most breathable and healthy contact lens material available.
We want everything we take or apply to our bodies to be as natural as possible. Contact lenses aren't any exceptional. Let’s get a consultation from our Malaya Optical Optometrist by booking your appointment regularly.