Caring For Your Contacts

It’s no secret that contact lenses are the best alternative to glasses.  They are easy to use , although they must be taken care of.  There are several ways that you can take care of your contact lenses , which will ensure that they stay healthy and remain comfortable when you wear them.Before you put your contacts in , the first thing to do is wash your hands with soap and warm water.  You should also make sure that you dry your hands thoroughly with a clean towel , as soap residue or chemicals may get on the contacts , causing them to be very uncomfortable and possibly even burning your eyes when you put them in.If you can’t seem to get your contacts to go in your eyes , you shouldn’t force them.  Instead , you should put some solution in the palm of your hand , and gently rub the contact in the solution.  Then , before you put it back in your eyes , you should put some solution on it and it should go in your eye without any complications.Anytime you are not wearing your contact lenses , you should always soak them in fresh solution.  This is especially important overnight , as the solution gets the protein out of your contacts.  If you don’t soak them in solution , they can end up causing damage to your eyes.If you experience any type of burning with your contacts after soaking them in solution , you should try another solution.  Depending on your eyes , some types of solutions may leave you with a burning sensation.  This is very common , although switching to a different contact lens solution will more than likely stop the burning or irritation.Throughout the day , you may need to use rewetting drops or saline solution to keep moisture in your eyes.  Sometimes , contacts can dry your eyes out , and make them feel very uncomfortable.  When you put some drops or saline in them though , the dryness will normally subside.  You should always keep some rewetting drops or saline with you at times , just in case your eyes start to dry out.If you are new to contact lenses , you should ask your optician or staff any questions that come to mind.  Normally , after you have been fitted for contact lenses , the optician and his staff will show you how to put your contacts in , how to care for them , and anything else you need to know about them.Taking care of your contact isn’t hard to do.  As long as you take care of them , they will take care of you.  You should always change them out with a fresh pair as recommended , to prevent any type of damage to your eyes.  Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses – although they need to be cared for in the proper ways.