Every contact lens user knows the drill. From washing hands to putting it on carefully and cleaning with some solution while taking them off. But most of
you do not actually follow the vigilant hygiene measures told by the doctor.Once you get over the rather horrifying prospect of putting a piece of plastic
onto the surface of your eyeball, one takes it easy. Some of the hygiene measures when ignored cause serious eye problems. Here are 5 things you should
never do to your contact lenses.
- Never handle your contact lenses without washing your hands. If you touch your contacts without washing your hands, you transfer bacteria to the lens.
Always wash your hands before putting your contacts on and again before removing them.
- Never leave makeup on your contact lenses. While putting on eye-liner or that Kajal pencil, a bit of it might smudge onto the contacts. Don't overlook
it, take out your contact lens, then clean and put them on again.
- Do not wear lenses if your eyes are red, irritated, teary, painful, light sensitive, or if you have sudden blurred vision or discharge. If these symptoms
don’t clear up in a few days, see your ophthalmologist.
- Never go into water with your lenses on. Swimming pools and showers might be contaminated with bacteria and amoebae that can devastate your eyes if you
don't disinfect your contact lenses properly. If you have to shower with your contacts on, try to keep your eyes closed as much as possible and clean them
- When you first started using contact lenses, you had the best intentions and were vigilant about keeping your lenses clean and properly cared for. But
eventually, you started to slack off the hygienic measures. This could have grave and serious consequences on your eye-catching health. Always clean out
your case with fresh contact lens solution, wipe it out and let it dry completely. Never top off the old solution in your lens case with new solution.
Every single time you use your contact lens case, rinse it out and soak it in fresh solution.