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How to Care for Contact Lenses

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Follow these guidelines for good contact lens care to extend the life of your contact lenses, and protect the safety and health of your eyes.

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Acquire contacts by going to an eye doctor, having your eyes checked, and ordering contacts of the correct prescription. Try out a few different samples of contact solution to find out if you are allergic to any and which work the best. Buy any other materials.

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Make sure that your hands are clean before handling the lenses. After you have washed your hands with soap and warm water, dry them using a clean towel. Remember – any residue from soaps, lotions, or chemicals may stick to your contact lenses and give rise to irritation, pain, or blurred vision.

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Learn how to properly put in contact lenses, preferably from your doctor.

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Learn how to properly take out contacts when removing and storing.

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Wear your contact lenses for the proper amount of time, as prescribed by your doctor (i.e. 2 weeks, 1 month, etc.).

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See your doctor annually to check your contact lens prescription.

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Use a re-wetting solution or plain saline solution to keep your eyes lubricated.

 

 

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