Contact lenses need meticulous care and handling with extra precautionary measures during the seasonal allergies. Though an average user of contact lenses stay vigilant about proper disinfection & zero exposure to foreign elements; they lack the underlying concept of personal hygiene. This forgetfulness can lead to several ailments; largely affecting the eyes. To stay prevented from parasitic or viral infections, you must not do the following with your contact lenses.
- Never touch your contact lenses without disinfecting your hands first.
- Never soak contact lenses in tap water, saliva, or eye drops.
- Never wear contact lenses when sleeping. Dozing off? Take your contact lenses out even when you decided to take a 20 minutes nap.
- Never mix your right & left lenses. Develop a habit of wearing the same lens every time to avoid mixing them up. Store your contact lenses in their respective chambers of the cases.
- Never forget to inspect contact lenses every time you insert them in eyes. An inverted contact lens looks like a saucer with edges falling out. Contrary to this, a contact lens should shape like a cup when you put it in with edges forming a decent brim.
- Never over wear contact lenses. Always read the label and strictly discard them off as they reach the expiry date. Never wear lenses for extended duration. Take them out after 6 hours every day.
- Never ignore the discomfort. If something is bothering you; get cautious. Take your contacts out and disinfect them once again with fresh solution. Re-wear & blink to see if the problem persists. Seek professional medical help if irritation or painful discharge continues.