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Care of your eyes for contact lens user!

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6 Sep 2016 - General
 

I have been getting eye infection patients lately and i hope by sharing this we can diseminate the information out to our fellow patients!

Regardless of which care regimen or brands you use, remember:

  • Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface, including your body: this can cause contamination of the solution.
  • Avoid getting tap water on your contact lenses and accessories, as it can carry a microorganism called Acanthamoeba that causes serious eye infections.
  • Remember to clean your contact lens accessories (lens case, cleaning/disinfecting devices, enzymatic cleaner vials and so on) as directed.
  • Lens cases should be rinsed with hot tap water and dried when not in use. (Because Acanthamoeba cysts may be present in tap water and can survive for years after drying, some eye doctors recommend using only contact lens disinfecting or multipurpose solution for this step.)
  • Recent studies suggest that wiping your case with a clean tissue and/or placing it upside-down on another clean tissue may be additional good steps in keeping bacteria biofilms off the case. Ask your eye doctor what he or she thinks.
  • Throw out your contact lens case once a month, or as directed, to reduce your risk of infection.

Most importantly, clean and disinfect your contact lenses once a day. If you wear extended wear contacts, clean and disinfect the lenses as soon as you remove them, unless they are designed to be discarded immediately after use. Not only will your eyes be safer and healthier, but your contact lenses will be more comfortable to wear, too.

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