Rohan Basu, a 36-year-old from Kolkata, is a regular contact lens wearer. He was experiencing problems such as itching, burning or stinging sensation and watery eyes for quite some time. Finally, he decided to visit an eye hospital. Upon seeing an eye doctor he realised the mistakes that he had been making while using contact lenses. From wearing contact lenses to bed to wearing them to swimming pools, he had been using the contact lenses in the wrong way.
If you too are a contact lens wearer, it is important to know the dos and don’ts so that you do not put yourself at risk of developing eye infections. As a leading eye hospital in West Bengal, we share with you a few Do’s and Don’ts you must follow if you wear contact lenses.
- Do keep your hands clean. Your hands may be covered with germs, so always wash and rinse them thoroughly before touching the contact lenses.
- Do clean the lenses. Also, clean the lenses after removal as instructed by the eye care professional using the recommended solution. Also, keep the lens case clean.
- Discard all the lens solutions after the expiry date, even if there is any solution remaining.
- Do carry your lens storage case and solution at all times if possible.
- Keep your spectacles up to date. You can immediately use them if you lose your contact lenses. Or in case your doctor advises you to not wear contact lenses.
- Wear swimming goggles while swimming with contact lenses. Also, wear protective glasses if you are dealing with dust, sand grit, or other foreign material.
- Always remove lenses before removing your eye make-up. Remove make-up with a good oil-free hypo-allergenic remover.
- Clean your lenses immediately if you get any make-up on your contact lenses.
- Don’t use tap or running water to rinse or soak your lenses.
- Don’t rub your eyes vigorously while wearing contact lenses.
- Don’t mix up your lenses. Always keep the right eye contact lens away from the left lens. This is especially important if the prescription numbers of both eyes are different.
- Don’t expose your contact lenses to sunlight.
- Don’t apply any eye cosmetic products if you have swollen or red eyes or eye infections.
- Don’t allow make-up to come in contact with your contact lenses.
- Do not share your contact lenses, even if they are zero power.
See an eye doctor if you experience an eye problem
Contact lenses are convenient. However, improper use of contact lenses can raise the risk of an eye infection. If you experience any itchiness, redness, swelling or any other symptom in the eye, visit an eye hospital to get your eyes checked. Being one of the leading eye hospitals, we at Disha Eye Hospitals, have some of the best and highly experienced doctors, who will attend to your problem.