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A Refresher On Caring For Your Contact Lenses
Posted on 08/03/2016

A Refresher On Caring For Your Contact Lenses

As your Birmingham, AL eye clinic, we take the care of your eyes very seriously. Our services are all meant to provide you with the best vision possible, and our doctors are eager to educate our patients about how best to keep eye care up even after you exit our office. If you are a contact lens wearer, chances are you’ve heard some tips for keeping your lenses clean – many patients, however, struggle with eye infections due to improper contact lens care, so we’d like to provide you with a few refreshers on contact lens care. 

Six Things To Remember

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has comprised a long list of tips for caring for contact lenses, and we have summed these up into six main points - 

  1. Always wash your hands with soap and water before handling contact lenses. You should also dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
  2. Do not allow contact lenses to come in contact with water. Avoid rinsing your lenses in water, storing them in water, and be sure to remove lenses before going in any sort of body of water.
  3. Remember to replace contact lenses according to your doctor’s recommendation.
  4. When cleaning contact lenses, follow a “rub and rinse” method – rub your lenses with your fingers, rinse the lenses with saline solution, and then soak them in the solution.
  5. Keep your lens case clean, replacing it on a regular basis. We recommend replacing it at least once every three months.
  6. Do not transfer your saline solution to another bottle, as this can desterilize it, giving the solution potential to cause an eye infection.

Contact Your Birmingham, AL Eye Clinic! 

If you have any questions regarding the proper care of your contact lenses, please do not hesitate to call us at (205) 933-6888. Our doctors and staff are all very familiar with the proper upkeep of contact lenses and contact lens cases, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, if you are seeking a contact lens exam in Birmingham, AL, contact the experts at Callahan Eye Clinic.