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How to Apply & Maintain Your Contact Lenses April 17, 2018

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How to Apply & Maintain Your Contact Lenses, Brighton, New York

Contact lenses are a popular method for vision correction as they are discreet and allow you a wider field of view. However, it’s important to practice proper contact lens care and maintenance to maintain your vision health. Below, the caring optometrists at Allens Creek Family Optometry in Rochester, NY, discuss what you need to know about applying and maintaining your lenses.


contact lensesFor new contact lens users, it can be difficult to master putting in and taking out the lenses. Before you put on a lens, you should always wash your hands and dry them with a lint-free towel. Put the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light to check that it isn’t inside out; the lens should be like a bowl. Hold your upper eyelid up with one finger and your lower eyelid down with another to avoid blinking. As you apply the lens, look upward. Release your eyelid and close it to give your lens a few seconds to settle onto your eye. Start with the same eye when applying or removing a lens so that you don’t get confused with the lenses.


Always wear and replace your contact lenses according to your eye doctor’s instructions. Keep the contact lenses stored in a proper case, and clean it with warm, soapy water after every use to avoid bacteria. You should also replace the case every three months. Do not reuse contact solution as this can also increase the risk of contamination and cause an eye infection. If you experience any pain, redness, or irritation in your eyes when wearing your contacts, take them out immediately and contact your eye doctor.

If you wear contact lenses, it’s vital to schedule annual appointments with an eye doctor. When it’s time for your next eye exam, turn to the optometrists at Allens Creek Family Optometry. They offer a comprehensive range of eye care services to help patients and their families maintain healthy vision. Call (585) 461-6225 today to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their products and services, including contact lens fittings and eyewear.

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