5 Must-Follow Tips for Safe Contact Lens Wear.
Greetings! At Bay Eye Center, we’re all about helping you enjoy crisp and comfortable vision, especially if you’re a contact lens enthusiast. But remember, safe contact lens use is paramount to protect your eyes and vision. In this blog, we’ll delve into the top 5 contact lens tips to ensure your contact lens journey is both comfortable and safe. Plus, we’ll uncover a few things you should NEVER do when wearing contacts.
Tip #1: Proper Hand Hygiene is Key! 🔑
Clean hands = clean lenses. Good hand hygiene for contact lens wearers is crucial to eye health and contact lens comfort. It’s crucial to be consistent and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. Studies show that 95% of people admit to not washing their hands adequately before touching their lenses. At Bay Eye Center, that statistic makes us cringe! 🥴 Please don’t be a part of that statistic!
Tip #2: Adhere to you Contact Lens Wearing Schedule! 🎯
Follow the proper contact lens wearing schedule recommended by your Bay Eye Center optometrists. Over 50% of contact lens wearers admit to occasionally sleeping in their lenses, increasing their risk of eye infections. Don’t fall into this habit!
Tip #3: Ensure Proper Contact Lens Care! 😎
Sometimes, the simplest practices yield the greatest results. Effectively caring for and disinfecting your contact lenses, as instructed on your contact lens cleaning solution, is paramount. Surprisingly, surveys indicate that 60% of contact lens wearers disregard their care guidelines, potentially inviting eye infections and discomfort.
Tip #4: Say NO to Water! 🚫💦
Water and contact lenses do not mix! Never expose your contact lenses to water—whether it’s tap water, swimming pools, or showers. Approximately 45% of contact lens wearers admit to swimming or showering with their lenses on, and while it may not seem like a big deal, water can actually introduce harmful microorganisms to your lenses, which can put your eyes at risk for serious infections.
Tip #5: Attend Regular Eye Exams in Massachusetts! 🗓🤩
Don’t skip those regular eye exams for contact lens wearers! Shockingly, 40% of contact lens wearers haven’t seen their optometrist in the last year. Regular eye exams in Massachusetts are essential for monitoring overall eye health and ensuring your contact lens prescription is up-to-date. And Bay Eye Center makes it easy to keep up with your yearly eye exams in Massachusetts – we have 4️⃣ convenient locations in Mansfield, Plymouth, Bridgewater, and Easton!
If you follow the above 5 tips for safe contact lens use, you’ll be setting yourself up for contact lens wearing success! In addition to these tips, there’s a few things you’ll want to avoid while wearing contact lenses to ensure your eyes stay healthy and comfortable for the long run.
What NOT to Do:
❌ Never sleep in your contact lenses.
❌ Don’t wear contact lenses longer than recommended.
❌ Avoid swapping contact lenses or sharing them with others.
❌ Never use saliva or water to clean your contact lenses.
❌ Don’t ignore discomfort or redness.
By following these top 5 safe contact lens tips and steering clear of these risky behaviors, you can enjoy clear vision without compromising your eye health. Your eyes are precious, and they deserve the utmost care. The experienced team at Bay Eye Center is here to ensure you are fitted with the perfect contact lenses for your comfort and vision needs. Schedule your contact lens exam with Bay Eye Center today and make eye health a priority. Your vision is our commitment!