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7 Quick Tips for the Proper Care of Your Contact Lenses February 8, 2017

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7 Quick Tips for the Proper Care of Your Contact Lenses, Dothan, Alabama

Millions of people all over the world use contact lenses, and they don’t have any problems with them. While the use of this eye care and fashion product is relatively common, they still carry the risk of eye infection. According to Dr. Ron Sealock, a leading eye doctor in Dothan, AL, you have to care for your contact lenses properly.

Here are some tips you can follow when caring for your lenses:

  • Wash Your Hands: Before you handle your lenses, make sure you wash your hands with soap and water. After washing, dry them using a lint-free towel.

  • Minimize Water Contact: Make sure you minimize the contact of the lenses with water, especially when you go swimming. It should never be rinsed or stored in tap water.

  • contact-lensesDon’t Use Saliva: Never use saliva to wet the lenses. This might sound like common knowledge, but some people do this — saliva is not sterile.

  • Don’t Use Saline to Disinfect: Your saline solution is not a disinfecting solution for your lenses. Don't use it for cleaning purposes.

  • Rub & Rinse: The best way to clean lenses, according to experts, is the rub and rinse method. Rub the lenses with your fingers, rinse it with a solution, and soak it.

  • Clean the Case: It’s pointless to clean your lenses if you don’t keep the case clean as well. Replace the case after several months of use.

  • Don’t Reuse: Never try to reuse old solution. You could do more harm than good if you do so.

Caring for your contact lenses is pretty simple if you follow these simple tips. If you need further assistance with anything related to eye care, or if you’re looking for the best place to get eye exams, contact Dr. Ron Sealock at (334) 793-9607. You can also visit him online to learn more about the services his optometry center provides.

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