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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.

Alan Rosmadi thank you :) haha. I only have issues with wearing glasses when I watch a movie that requires the use of 3d glasses. I would bring two hair ties to the cinema to tie around the temples (had to google the anatomy of eyeglasses haha) of my glasses and the 3d glasses to keep them in place. I recently purchased a pair of eyeglasses wherein the temple is rubberized and can be pulled out to extend to the b...
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Alan Rosmadi thank you :) haha. I only have issues with wearing glasses when I watch a movie that requires the use of 3d glasses. I would bring two hair ties to the cinema to tie around the temples (had to google the anatomy of eyeglasses haha) of my glasses and the 3d glasses to keep them in place. I recently purchased a pair of eyeglasses wherein the temple is rubberized and can be pulled out to extend to the b...
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Maria Cristina Inserto Sorry to hear about your friend and Jennifer Winter yes you look awesome in glasses. haha.. Anyway, i am a contact lens wearer and for my job it is hard to wear glasses as i require to wear safety glasses once i step out from the medical center. And to have a safety slasses prescribed to you is like getting m...
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I fear using contact lenses because of the increased risk of getting an infection. I know I am highly meticulous and there are contacts which you could dispose after one month's use but I am still quite skeptical about it. I may just try it out some time as making such decisions take quite a lot of time for me. I mean when I want to buy something I would read reviews upon reviews on the item before I even come close to committing to paying for it. ...
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I've stopped using contact lenses for years, but all throughout college, I was a contact lens wearer. I have astigmatism and was prescribed glasses as early as 4th Grade, but I never wore one full time. By the end of Dentistry School I could no longer see the blackboard, unless I sit in front of the professor, so I had no choice. I wore contact lenses because I didn't like how I looked with prescription eyewear. Anyway, I was a very irresponsible contact lens wearer. There were times whe...
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