Tips to Use Contact Lenses in the Right Way

Contact lenses are medical devices of the highest technology and your vision is one of your most important senses. Therefore, making good choices is essential for you to be comfortable, happy and secure. Look at these five quick tips to put you on the road with a pair of new contact lenses to a successful life.

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  • Many worry that while placing their lenses in their eyes, they might injure themselves or even worse that a contact lens might slip behind their eyeball. Relax. Inserting and removing the lenses can make you nervous at first, but it’s actually pretty simple. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your eyes. Furthermore, the inside of your eyelids don’t allow objects to just slip into the abyss.

  • Do not take lens cleaning shortcuts. Your eye doctor in OKC will give you specific instructions for the lens care system chosen for you. Each time you remove your lenses, you must rinse and then freshly place them. When you put your lenses on in the morning, empty your case, rinse with a fresh solution and let it dry on a paper towel. Every three months, the case of your lenses should be replaced. Ask your doctor about disposable lenses if daily cleaning is not your thing. Every night, these lenses can be discarded and replaced each morning with a new fresh pair eliminating cleaning and storage problems.

  • It's essential to stay hydrated, whether you wear contact lenses or not. Also, you may want to add refreshing drops, depending on your lifestyle and environment. For instance, people who are exposed to dry weather, heat, AC or spend a long time on the computer often benefit from an eye drop, even if they don't wear contacts. If you wear contacts, the important rule of thumb is to make sure the drop you use is compatible with your lenses. Discuss which drops are best for you by talking to your doctor.

  • Only use the products eye care professionals suggest. Even for a store brand, do not replace the lens care products without checking it with your doctor. The solution that you have chosen may be good for many types of lenses, but is it right for your type of lenses? Your appointments are also important to keep. Regardless of your doctor's follow-up schedule, stick to it.

  • Don't try writing your own rules. Only wear your lenses for as long as your OKC eye doctor says that they are safe and replace them on schedule. Don't try extending your lens life for an additional week. Furthermore, you should not sleep in your contacts unless you are prescribed to do so.

Adopting anything new always takes time. For contact lenses, it may take about a week before you adapt and feel truly confident with it.

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Contact Korber Eyecare and Surgery Center, where you can get affordable eye care in OKC and exactly the right advice if you’d like to try contact lenses.

** Disclaimer: The above post should not substitute medical advice nor does it create a patient-doctor relationship.