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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Contact Lens Care!!!

Tips for Good Contact lens care

Wash your hands thoroughly with mild soap before handling your contact lens. Make sure your hands are free fro contaminants.

Use your fingertips and not your nails when removing lenses from your eyes. Try to keep your nails short and clean.

After removal, immediately clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses thoroughly.

Ensure that your contact cleaning solution is fresh and not expired. Follow carefully the chemical system of sterilisation.

Do not use saliva or tap water for re-wetting the lens. Saliva can spread infection to the eye while tap water has chlorine and other chemicals that are harmful to the eye.

Rinse your lens case with solutions recommended by your eye care professional and always keep it clean.

Replace your contact lenses as recommended by your eye care professional as well as the lens manufacturer.

If you experience any problem with your vision, remove your contact lens immediately and consult your eye care professional right away. Discomfort can be an early sigh of a more serious complication, and early treatment can have a significant impact on overcoming problems associated with improper contact lens care.

Courtesy Raffles Hospital