Contact Lens Care Tips to Prevent Eye Injury

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

If you are exhausted at the end of a long day, then it might be tempting to skip your regular routine with the care of your contact lenses. But, failing to follow the common contact lens care tips could result in an eye infection or potential injury to your eye. So, you need to be committed to regular care and hygiene if you are choosing to wear contact lenses.

Care Tips for Your Lenses

Every type of lens comes with unique recommendations for the care of the products. You can talk to our office for recommendations based on the types of lenses that you are using. These are some of the common hygienic strategies that need to be used for most of the lenses in the industry:

  • Never touch your eye or the contact lens without first washing your hands with soap and warm water. Rinse your hands well to remove any soap residue.
  • Contact lenses should always be cleaned using the right type of lens solution. Don’t substitute with water.
  • Pour a little bit of solution in the palm of your hand. Then, use your finger to gently rub the lens to clean it.
  • Replace your contact lens case every three months. Also, the case should be cleaned between uses. The best process is to clean the case and then leave the lid open so that it can dry during the day.
  • Never share your contact lenses with friends or family members.
  • Discard the lenses after you have used them for the recommended time frame.
  • Don’t sleep in lenses that aren’t designed for overnight use.

Your contact lenses should be comfortable when you are wearing them. If you notice any discomfort, then it is best to discontinue use and talk to your eye doctor. We can help you find the right products that will improve your eyesight and guarantee your comfort at the same time.

If you would like to schedule a contact lens fitting, then you need to talk to our team to schedule an appointment. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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