Contacts are lifesavers for many people with visual problems who prefer not to use glasses. They’re basically clear “bubble-like” internal lenses that allow you to see better. However, as cool as they are, they come with an instruction manual. Failing to follow it could lead to discomfort, pain, and even irreparable damage to the eye.
To prevent infections and harmful eye conditions, here’s a How-To Guide that will help you understand the Do’s and Dont’s of contact lenses.
1. How to PROPERLY use and care for your lenses
2. When to wear (or not wear) contact lenses
One of the perks of wearing clear contact lenses is that they’re not really visible to others. With the right pair, sometimes you even forget that you’re wearing them. However, even if they’re totally comfortable, there are a few things doctors recommend not to do to prevent infections, irritation and damage.
In addition to these tips, the most important thing is to check for your recommended wear time, which depends on the type of lenses that you’re prescribed. Most people use soft contact lenses, which fall into one of the following categories:
3. When should you call your doctor?
Whether you wear contact lenses or glasses, you should always schedule a yearly check-up with your eye doctor to make sure your eyes are healthy. However, you should remove your contact lenses and call your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms:
4. Other tips