Summary: Cleaning your contact lenses and handling them appropriately is more than important when it comes to the life and longevity of them.
For those that are reading this, you’re either already a proud contact lens owner or are looking into purchasing contact lenses in the near future. Heck, you might even be just browsing around only to find an article that appealed to you. Whatever the case may be, this article is designed to showcase the importance of hygiene and cleanliness so as to avoid any infections or illnesses.
Wash Your Hands Thoroughly Before Handling
One of the most basic, straightforward rules of handling contact lenses is making sure your hands are free of dirt, grime, and anything basically dirty. Although it’s obvious, many people suffer from eye infections or other nasty side effects when they fail to wash their hands when handling their lenses.
Contact Lens Longevity
One thing you may not know is that treating your contact lenses gently and with care will actually prolong the life of them. No, your lenses won’t last you forever but they can be kept intact and able to provide a significant amount of moisture when you take good care of them.
Now, depending on the type of contacts that you purchased, either from Lens.com or another retailer, it’s crucial that you aren’t rough when you handle them and don’t leave them in places without the appropriate contact solution. Doing so can ultimately cause distress and increase the wear and tear on each lens. And, as you already know, contact lenses aren’t cheap so taking care of them regularly should always be prioritized.