Wear Contacts? 5 Tips You Need to Know to Keep Your Eyes Healthy! by Donna John

Family Health
4 years ago
Wear Contacts? 5 Tips You Need to Know to Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Almost all contact lens wearers may be doing at least one behavior known to increase risk of eye infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To keep eyes safe, the CDC recommends: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water and drying them before touching contacts.
  • Taking contacts out before sleeping, showering or swimming.
  • Rubbing and rinsing contacts in disinfecting solution each time they’re removed.
  • Rinsing the case with contact lens solution, drying it and storing it upside down with the caps off after each use.
  • Replacing cases every three months.

If you have any concerns, talk to your eye doctor. 

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Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef
Whoa! Once I fell asleep with them
In and I thought I was gonna need to visit the ER! That was scary! I couldn't get them
Out! Donna John
Donna John
I feel ya, Chef Gigi Gaggero! I had LASIK less than 2 years ago and now have some dry eye. Not too bad, but sometimes I feel like my eyelids are stuck to my eyeballs in the mornings. But wouldn't change a thing because I can actually SEE now!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I have a love/hate relationship with my contacts! I love taking them out each night, LOL! I wish I could get LASIK. Will check into it. Thanks for the great tip, Donna John! Chef Gigi Gaggero
I couldn't live without my contacts. However, have learned there is a wrong and right way to maintain good eye care. Definitely need to follow your fourth bullet point. Thanks for making me take a second look at my routine.
Donna John
You're welcome, @Janie. Our eye health is so important. Take care!

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