How to Take Care of Contact Lenses
Taking good care of contact lenses needs to be the practice one need to observe. Proper care of contact lenses could take place anytime, it may be on the time that it's worn, taken off and kept.
Contact lenses can be torn particularly the soft contact lenses. It could be torn when it's put on and removed. Always remember to touch contact lenses with the flesh of finger. The removal process is said to be more difficult than the application. Indeed, some wearers use contact lens remover while others prefer to manually remove it with bare hands. Always sanitize hands prior to the removal process. Non-fragrant soap would be more preferable to avoid chemical contamination. After medical asepsis, dry hands thoroughly so that the contact lens can be removed quickly. . There are many strategies one may use to remove contact lenses. The conventional one is to remove it using the forefinger and thumb. When forefinger and thumb are joined together, look straight, open the eyes wider and pinch the sides of lens. For people who have long nails, the latter won't work. Thus, the use of two index finger can help. Start with right eyes, position the two index fingers at the sides of the eyes. Point them upward with fleshy part facing together then touch the ends of lens with the flesh of index finger and pull it out. There are more other approaches and one can search videos of them online.
Once the contact lenses are removed, put it in the palm to clean it with contact lens solution. It is recommended not to use a home-made contact lens solution for eye's health. Clean it for a maximum of thirty seconds. After cleaning, ensure that the lenses are placed appropriately to the corresponding section of the casing to prevent cross contamination. As the lenses are placed on its case, drop more contact lens solution to the case and soak contact lenses for at least 4 hours. In doing so, the solution wipes out protein buildup from the surface of the contacts.
Same as contact lens removal, contact lens can be also ripped when put on. Hence, right application should be practised. Again, before touching the contact lenses, make sure that the hands are washed and dried. Start with the right lens. From the contact lens container, pick-up the contact lens using the fleshy part of index finger and grasp it with the help of the thumb. Put the contact lens to the left palm and drop a solution to wet it. Place it in the tip of fleshy part of index finger. Use the index and middle finger of the opposite hand to push the eyelid and eyelash to expand the eyes and insert the contact lens.
Contact Lenses can be susceptible to heat because it is just made of plastic. When wearing contact lens under the sun, ensure to protect it with sun glasses. Moreover, remove contact lenses when soaking in a hot tub.
Contact Lenses are getting popular these days. Because of its popularity, it is generating more avenues for discounted contact lenses that can be purchased anywhere. Nevertheless, one can truthfully save if contact lenses are appropriately handled and cared. Proper handling and care might be difficult at first but it will be become less difficult gradually.