Top Tips on Wearing Contact Lenses

If you are new to wearing contact lenses then the whole process can seem somewhat mysterious. In this article we take a look at some great tips to make wearing lenses that bit easier.

As more and more people have taken the plunge and moved from spectacles (glasses) to contact lenses, so a greater proportion of the population have seen the advantages that come from being a contact lens wearer.

Wearing contacts for the first time can be a little daunting and there are plenty of horror stories about new contact lens users trying to get to grips with their new purchases.

Don’t worry though – things really needn’t be too tricky at all. Let’s take a look at what you can do to ease the process of wearing lenses.

The first thing to remember is that you should never wear you lenses for longer than prescribed. If you do, it’s very likely that you’ll find that wearing them is a much more uncomfortable situation that should be the case. When it comes to your eyes, it’s never worth taking the risk of causing irritation.

Use a contact lens solution that has been recommended to you by your doctor or optician. Not all solutions are suitable for each different type of lens.

Under no circumstances attempt to clean your lenses with saliva, tap water or a non-sterile home-made solution.

Before handling your lenses it’s always wise to wash your hands – hygiene is very important.

Ensure that your contact lens solution bottle does not become contaminated – avoid touching it with any other surface – or even with your lenses.

It’s always best avoid applying make-up before inserting your contact lenses. Similarly, it’s recommended that you remove your lenses before taking your make-up off.

By following these simple tips, you should be able to wear contact lenses safely and comfortably.

Keith Barrett has written on many subjects, from color contact lens options to wider health issues. This article may be used by any website publisher, though this resource box must always be included in full.