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Avoiding Bad Contact Lens Habits

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If you do not like wearing glasses,
contact lenses can help you improve your vision without all the metal! Your Las Vegas
eye doctor can help you learn about the benefits. Make the most of your
new contact lenses by avoiding these bad habits:


Forgetting to Wash Your Hands


Putting your contact lenses in when you wake up and taking them out at
night is part of the normal routine for contact lens wearers. But neglecting
to wash your hands before either of these routine habits can leave you
with more in your eye than just contact lenses. Eye doctors encourage
patients to wash their hands before handling contact lenses to avoid the
risk of developing corneal infiltrative events. Forget to wash your hands
and you might be spending more time with the eye doctor than you originally planned.


Using the Wrong Products


Walk down the eye care aisle at the store and you will come across a wide
variety of contact lens cleaning solutions. The different options range
by price, but they also range by compatibility with certain types of contact
lenses. It is important to know which cleaning solutions work best for
you as well as which ones are safe to use with your contact lenses.


Neglecting Contact Lens Cases


You keep your contact lenses clean, but how often do you clean your contact
lens case? It does not matter how clean your contact lenses are if your
case is dirty or old. Unfortunately, many eye center patients are unaware
of how dirty these cases can get over time. Clean your storage case periodically
to remove bacteria and buildup. If possible, invest in a new storage case
every three months to keep your contact lenses safe, sterile, and healthy to use.


Sleeping With Your Contact Lenses In


Sometimes you are just too tired to complete your nighttime routine before
heading off to bed. For some eye center patients, this means falling asleep
without taking your contact lenses out. This can be dangerous for your
eyes, increasing your risk of developing corneal infiltrative events or
other infections. Taking your contact lenses out at night can help you
avoid these dangers.

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