Rochester, New York
261 Alexander St.
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 325-3070

3 Tips for Preventing Discomfort From Contact Lenses July 26, 2019

Rochester, Monroe
3 Tips for Preventing Discomfort From Contact Lenses, Rochester, New York

Don’t let eye irritation discourage you from wearing your contact lenses. Many people experience issues with their contact lenses, ranging from eye dryness to impaired vision. Fortunately, these problems don’t mean your contact-wearing days are over. With a few tips, you can remedy most causes of contact lens distress, but remember to talk to your optometrist if irritation persists.

3 Tips to Prevent Discomfort From Contact Lenses

1. Avoid Sleeping With Your Lenses In

contact lensesIf you sleep while wearing your contact lenses you expose yourself to a greater risk of eye infections. The delicate surface of your eye, known as the cornea, needs oxygen to keep harmful bacteria from populating in your eye. Ask your optometrist about overnight lenses if you have trouble remembering to remove them at night. 

2. Practice Good Hygiene When Touching Contact Lenses

Don’t skip a thorough hand washing before removing or adding your contact lenses. If you don’t wash your hands, you may accidentally transfer germs and pathogens on your fingertips to your eyes and lenses. Use warm water and mild soap without oils and creams, and dry your hands with a fresh towel or paper towels.

3. Replace Contact Lens Solution Frequently

Replenish the liquid solution in your contact lens case daily. The solution lubricates and disinfects your lenses, but it becomes inefficient after multiple uses. Empty the case and rinse it with fresh solution instead of water to keep your contacts bacteria-free.


When you’re ready for the best professional eye care, trust the optometrists at Alexander Eye Associates & Optical in Rochester, NY. Specializing in a host of optical services, including eye exams, ophthalmology, and contact lenses, these specialists are equipped to assist your entire family in their state-of-the-art facility. Visit their website for a look at their eye care services or call for an appointment at (585) 325-3070.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Alexander Eye Associates & Optical
Do's & Dont's of Flying with Contact Lenses, Rochester, New York
  Flying while wearing contact lenses can be uncomfortable, as the dryness and increased pressure can make them feel tight and itchy. Staying hydrated and using eye drops& more
What Happens to Eyesight With Age?, Rochester, New York
Aging can impact every part of your body, including your eyes. Older individuals are also more likely to develop physical diseases such as diabetes, which can have vision-related more
How to Protect Your Eyes During Home Improvement Projects, Rochester, New York
Whether you're hanging a picture frame, putting together a piece of furniture, or taking care of home repairs, handling jobs around the house on your own can be rewarding. Whenever more
How to Prepare for an Eye Exam, Rochester, New York
Regular visits to your eye doctor will ensure you have the most up-to-date prescription for your glasses or contacts and will keep your eyes healthy. By arriving at your appointment more
3 Contact Lens Tips for People With Dry Eyes, Rochester, New York
If you use contact lenses, you must be careful when handling and wearing them, especially if you struggle with persistent dry eyes. However, if you follow the guide below, you can more