When it comes to wearing contacts, healthy habits mean healthy eyes. Follow these tips to help prevent eye infections.
- Wash and dry your hands before touching
- Don’t sleep in your contacts (unless your eye
doctor tells you it’s OK).
- Avoid wearing contacts while showering,
swimming, or using a hot tub.
- Rub and rinse your contacts with solution each
time you clean them. Never use water or spit!
- Never store your contacts in water.
- Replace your contacts as often as your
eye doctor says.
- Rub and rinse your case every day with solution, dry with
a clean tissue, and store upside down with the caps off.
- Get a new case at least every three months.
- Only use fresh disinfecting solution in your case—don’t
mix new with old.
- Use only the solution your eye doctor tells you to use.
Your Eye Doctor
- Visit your eye doctor once a year—
or more often if needed.
- Ask questions about how to care for your
lenses and case.
- Take out your contacts and call your
eye doctor if you have eye pain, red eyes,
or blurred vision.
Always Be Prepared!
- Carry a pair of glasses in case you need to take out your contacts.