One of the problems that many contact wearers run into is the fact that they have to spend a lot of money on getting new ones every few weeks because they just don’t last very long. However, conventional contact lenses, if cared for properly, can last an average of up to a whole year— meaning that there is less waste created and more money in your wallet. But how can you help to ensure that your glasses do in fact last a long time? Read on to learn more.
- Soak Lenses In Clean Solution
Are you in the habit of taking out your lenses every night and adding them into a container of used solution? If so, you are not alone. In fact, this is a nasty habit that most contact wearers use. However, if you want to ensure that you contact lenses last as long as possible and that you don’t get any sort of eye infections, make sure that you are soaking your lenses in clean solution every night.
- Wash Your Hands Before Touching Your Lenses
This is another good habit that you need to get into if you want your lenses to last longer. By making sure that your hands are clean before you touch your lenses, you can help to ensure that no dirt or bacteria get on them and rip them. Additionally, clean hands will help to protect your eyes from any eye infections further down the line.
- Don’t Add Water to Your Lenses
If you are an avid swimmer or if you like to enjoy the occasional dip in the swimming pool, make sure that you take your lenses out before doing so. Although it may seem like a good idea to wear lenses in the water, the chlorine and water themselves can dry out your contacts and cause them to tear more easily.
- Handle Lenses With Care
Another great way to help make your contact lenses last longer is to handle them with care. By treating your contacts like they are a fragile piece of glass or paper, you can help them to stay intact for a longer period of time. When picking up your lenses from their container or when taking them out of your eye, make sure to be as gentle as possible with them.
By following the tips listed above, you can help to take the best possible care of your contact lenses so that they last longer. To learn more about proper eye care or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today!