Taking care of your contacts is incredibly important. For many people they just assume that contacts are a simple accessory to their face, but in reality, if you don't properly care for your contacts, you can hurt your eyes. This is why you need to be sure that you are doing everything you can to keep your contacts clean and safe so your eyes don't suffer. Here are some tips.
1. Never Store Your Contacts Without Washing Them First
One of the first things you need to know about caring for your contacts is that they need to be washed before they are stored. Too many people take out their contacts and put them directly into the solution for storing. When you do this the proteins and bacteria on the contacts simply sits on the contacts and festers overnight until you put the contacts back in your eyes.
Instead, you should take the contact and hold it between two fingers. Then spray the contact with solution over the sink. Use your two fingers to gently rub the contact to dislodge any bacteria or protein that is stuck. Only after this can you store the contacts.
2. Never Wear Your Contacts Throughout The Night
Another problem that many people encounter is wearing their contacts throughout the night. Perhaps you forgot your storing bins and solution, or you just forgot to take out the contacts, but whatever the reason, don't let it happen often. It is very dangerous for your eyes. Some people think that they can sleep in their contacts and then just add eye drops or solution to their eyes in the morning and they are good to go. The only concern is not drying out your eyes, it is the bacteria and protein that is stuck between the eye and the contact. You can give yourself serious eye infections by keeping the contacts in your eyes over night. This is why you should take out those contacts unless they are specifically made to be worn overnight.
3. Give Your Eyes A Break Often
Some people wear contacts every single day. If you can, you should avoid doing this and take a day once a week or so to wear your glasses. Giving your eyes a chance to breathe will be very important. It will keep your cornea healthy and protect the health of your eyes.
By doing these things you can keep your eyes healthy while wearing contacts.