Top Tips for Contact Lens Wearers
Contact lenses are great inventions that have come a long way since their beginning as hard little plastic discs. They don't fog up like glasses do (something particularly apparent after we've all had to wear masks for the last couple of years), they don't crack if you cop a soccer ball to the face, and they've been shown to help improve self-confidence in children who need an eye prescription. In addition to these, contacts have several other benefits for the management of various eye diseases, including myopia.
However, contact lenses are a very different beast to glasses. They are considered to be medical devices as they come into direct contact with the eye. This means they come with some risks, such as the potential for eye infection. Although there's nothing you can do to eliminate your risk entirely (if it's unlucky day, it's just an unlucky day), there are some steps you can take to minimise the likelihood of something going wrong. Here are our top tips.
- Follow your cleaning regime as directed by your optometrist.
- Always wash and dry your hands before handling your lenses.
- Don't wear or keep your lenses beyond what they’re designed for.
- If something doesn’t feel right with your eye, take your lenses out and see us straight away.
We love contacts and think they're great, but they do come with some responsibility!
We would love to talk to you to see if you are suitable to wear contact lenses.