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Useful Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

March 8, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Useful Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

In many respects contact lenses have revolutionized the eyesight correction industry. However, there are a few useful and important safety tips worth considering when it comes to wearing contact lenses. This is essential information simply due to the fact that many serious eye-related injuries have occurred over the years due to the misuse of contact lenses. Take the time to explore these safety tips in order to stay safe when wearing contacts.

Dehydrated Or Damaged

For example, those wearing contact lenses should always avoid spraying aerosols that could interfere with the normal operation of contacts. Equally important is to refrain from wearing contact lenses for an extended period of time or longer than the manufacturer recommends. This can cause eye irritation and other eye problems as well as eye injuries. It is also important to immediately discard contacts that have become dehydrated or damaged in some way. It is typically much better to simply make use of a new pair of contacts.

Eye Irritation Or Injury

When putting in contacts it is always recommended to use the right type of lubricating solution. It is highly frowned upon by eye care professionals to use saliva as a way to moisturize a contact lens. Putting a contact lens in one’s mouth is a sure way to transfer bacteria to the eye that can cause an infection. As an added note, showering, bathing or swimming or even using a hot tub when wearing contact lenses and specifically soft contact lenses can easily cause eye irritation or injury. Disinfecting and cleaning contact lenses should be done so in the most detailed and careful manner.

Cleaning Solution In A Lens Case

The eyes are delicate organs that must be treated with great care. That is why it is so important to take the cleaning of contact lenses seriously. For example, discard any contact lens cleaning solution in a lens case prior to cleaning lenses the next time. These simple yet important safety tips can go a long way in making contact lenses more useful and more reliable. Most importantly, these tips will help to ensure that eye injury and eye irritation does not occur. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for a Phoenix personal injury law firm with years of experience in the industry. Those who have been injured through no fault of their own can contact the firm for a free consultation.