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How to Care for Contact Lenses

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan
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It is an exciting time to start using contact lenses instead of prescription glasses. Many patients love the activities they can enjoy without worrying about glasses. Even though there are many benefits of wearing contact lenses, you might be facing a risk of eye infection if you fail to care for the contacts. If you choose to wear contact lenses, then it is important to follow these tips:

Select Lenses to Match Your Lifestyle

Do you worry about your diligence to clean and care for your contact lenses? If you aren’t consistent with hygiene habits, then you might consider disposable lenses instead of weekly or monthly contacts. With disposable lenses, you don’t need to worry about regular cleaning because the lenses are discarded after they are used.

Clean the Lenses Daily

Be careful about cleanliness when you are handling the lenses. Always start by washing your hands with soap and warm water before touching the contacts. Next, pour a several drops of cleaning solution in your palm and rub the lens gently in the solution. Use more contact lens solution to rinse the lens and remove any debris. Always store the lenses in fresh contact lens solution.

Replace Your Contact Lens Case

Make sure to keep the contact lens case clean. It is a good idea to replace the case every three months. If you need a new contact lens case, then you are welcome to stop by our office to get a replacement.

Follow the Directions for Use

Talk to our staff to learn the proper replacement timeline for your contact lenses. Don’t make the mistake of wearing the lenses longer than recommended because you will increase the risk of an eye infection.

Regular Eye Exams

Keep in mind that your prescription will change with time. So, it is a good idea to visit your eye doctor annually to get a new prescription. This appointment is a great time for the doctor to examine your eyes and identify any early signs of eye disease.

Is it time for you to visit an eye doctor? Schedule an appointment with our team. You can visit our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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