Many people need to wear corrective lenses, but they may not want to wear eyeglasses. Contact lenses are an excellent option for these individuals, but new patients need some basic information to help them avoid some simple mistakes that are often made with these lenses.
Double Check The Lenses Before Putting Them In Your Eye
When you are putting in your contact lenses, you will want to take a moment to ensure that you are using the right lenses for each eye, and you will also want to inspect the lenses for potential signs of damage or wear. Using the wrong lenses in each eye can lead to fairly severe eye strain as well as making it much harder for you to be able to see. Also, checking the lenses for wear can save you from the discomfort of putting in a contact lens that may be torn, frayed, or otherwise too worn to wear. To be able to quickly replace these contact lenses, you should keep a backup pair of lenses available. Otherwise, you may have to use your eyeglasses for several days while you wait for your new contact lenses to be ready.
Avoid Wearing Contact Lenses While You Are Sleeping
It can be easy to want to fall asleep in your contacts at the end of the day. This is particularly true for those that need to wear their contacts to see when they are watching television or reading. However, falling asleep while you are wearing contacts can cause the lenses to experience extreme wear, and it can increase the risk of your eyes experiencing complications. Luckily, you will learn over time to put on and take out your contacts very rapidly so that the time that this takes will be minimal.
Clean The Lenses With Sanitizing Solution
At the end of the day, it is important to make sure that you are cleaning your contacts with the sanitizing solution that your optometrist gave to you or recommended that you purchase. If you fail to keep the contact lenses clean, it can increase the risk of you developing a serious eye infection that may prevent you from being able to wear the contacts until the infection has fully healed. To avoid running out of cleaning solution, you should regularly check your supplies so that you can purchase more before you run out and are unable to effectively sanitize your contacts.