Clear vision is important, and especially for people who indulge in high intensity or sports activities. Most people use eyeglasses as vision corrector, but in high-intensity activities, it’s impossible to wear spectacles. Also, glasses have many other cons, like extreme stress on the Nose Bridge, obstruction of vision and more. For this reason, contacts have become a favourite of many.
Contacts provide many benefits like a clearer vision. Also during high-intensity activities, it’s a great tool to remove unwanted distractions experienced in spectacles. But it’s not as easy to maintain a pair of contact lenses as it is to keep a pair of glasses. So today we share the easiest ways of how to look after your contact lenses.
How To Handle Your Contact Lenses
Before touching any contact lenses ensure that your hands are washed thoroughly with soap and water and are dried with a lint free towel. This will make sure that you don’t transfer grit to your lenses.
The Perfect Way To Wear A Contact Lens
Putting on a soft contact lens seems complicated but is easy once you get used to handling a contact. To put on a soft contact lens, place the glass on your lens case onto your palm. Use your lens cleaning solution to clean the glass before putting them on. It must be done daily to avoid infections and remove dust and dirt from the eyes.
Place the clear lens on top of your index or middle finger and use your hands to stretch your upper eyelid upwards and lower eyelid downwards. And slowly put your glass on your eyes while looking either upwards or forward. Some people also place the lens on the white area and then blink their eyes. Soft lenses usually move to the right place over your cornea on it’s own. For the first few times you might feel discomfort and redness, but often, after a few moments, you will feel that your eyes have adjusted to it.
The Perfect Way To Take Off Your Contact Lens
Taking off contacts is usually easy. Just like the way one wears the contact lens, stretch the eyelids so that you can reach the lens. Then use your ring finger or small finger to gently take the lens away from the eye lens on the white area and then pinch it off using your index and thumb. It’s best to have short clean nails until removal and wearing become comfortable.
How To Clean And Store Your Lenses
When not in use storing the lens in the right way can prolong the life and usability. If you wear contacts daily, you will need to clean them every night (unless you use daily disposable lenses). Once taken off place the lens on your palm and use a lens cleaning solution to clean the glass. Do not rub since it will damage the lens. Use a fresh cleaning solution to clean the glass. Also use new lens solution in your lens case to store the lenses.