Wear Contact Lenses with Care
A study conducted by Synovate Inc. asked contact lens wearers about how they wear and care for their contacts. Startlingly, 70% of wearers said that they had worn their contact lenses while swimming. Additionally, 40% of wearers surveyed said that they did not wash their hands before putting in their contacts. Forty percent also said that they had put their contact lenses in their mouths to clean them. Lastly, 20% of wearers surveyed said that they did not always use fresh solution when cleaning their contacts. This all adds up to one thing: bacteria. And bacteria can result in vision-threatening infections.
So how should you care for your contacts? First of all, always wash your hands before inserting them. Carefully clean them after you remove them from your eyes as instructed by your eye doctor. Keep you contact lens case clean and use fresh solution every time. Be sure to replace the case every 3 months to prevent the spread of bacteria. And don’t wear them when swimming.
For more information about your contact lenses, contact our Optical Department.