If you want to make sure that you are taking the best possible care of your contact lenses then you need to make use of the following tips. By taking the proper precautions, your contact lenses will last longer.

Minimize The Amount Of Water Your Contacts Come Into Contact With

You never want to wash your contacts in water. You also want to limit the amount of time you spend in a pool or hot tub when you have your contact lenses in as that water may come into direct contact with your eyes. If possible, you will want to remove your contacts while you are hanging out in the water.

Properly Prepare Your Hands Before Touching Them

Before you go to put your contacts in or take them out, you will want to make sure that you are getting your hands ready. Thoroughly wash your hands with warm soapy water. Then you will want to make sure that your hands are dried off with a lint-free towel. This way, you will not have to worry about any lint ending up on your contacts and then in your eyes.

Rub And Soak Your Contact Lenses

When cleaning your contact lenses, you will want to rinse them with contact cleaning solution. Then, with the contact between your thumb an finger, you will want to rub more of the cleaning solution onto the contact in order to properly clean it off. Then, give it another rinse with the cleaning solution and then allow the lenses to soak in contact soaking solution for whatever amount of time that particular brand calls for.

Never Add New Contact Solution To Old Solution

After a few days, you might notice that the solution in the case for our contact lenses is getting a little low. Do not make the mistake of simply adding new solution to the old existing solution that is in the case. This is because the old solution may be dirty. Therefore, you want to remove your contacts, pour out the old solution, and then add the new solution.

With those few tips in mind, you should have no problem making sure that you are able to properly care for your contacts. As long as you are careful to care for them properly, you should not have to worry about damaging our eyes or needing to replace your contacts much sooner than you should have to. To learn more, contact a doctor like Jeffrey C. Fogt, OD