Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birmingham Contact Lenses: Dos and Dont’s

Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct vision for people who are not interested in or are not candidates for LASIK. The following are a few tips I share with patients to help keep them seeing well in their contacts and avoid problems.

Always wash your hands before handling your contacts to help prevent transfer of bacteria from your hands to your contacts. Never sleep in your contacts even if they are approved for overnight wear. Sleeping in your contacts significantly increase your risk of developing an eye infection. When cleaning your contacts, it is still best to rub them gently in the palm of your hand with some solution rather than placing them directly into a storage case. Discard your lens case monthly or clean it thoroughly with soap and water. Although they are more expensive, a daily disposable contact lens is safest for your eye.