Regularly change the solution in your lens case

Reusing the solution in your contact lens case is something that financially and economically makes sense, but it’s not a good idea regarding the health of your eyes. After the lens is removed from the case and placed on the eye, the case should be emptied and rinsed with contact lens solution, then set upside down to dry on a clean tissue paper. Reusing contact lens solution decreases the effectiveness of the disinfection properties of the solution.

Wash your hands before you put your contacts in

It is extremely important for you to make sure that your hands are washed, before you even think about touching your eyes, let alone putting contact lenses in. Touching your contacts with clean, washed hands significantly reduces the chance of you transferring infection and harmful bacteria from your fingers to your lenses and into your eyes. It is recommended that you start washing your hands with water and mild soap, then thoroughly drying them with a lint-free towel before you handle your lenses.

Regularly use eyedrops

Eye drops are often the first line of defense if you have dry eyes. You should actually use them even when your eyes feel fine because that helps to prevent dryness from sneaking up on you. I-Dew have a wide selection of eye drops, which all provide your eyes with the essential moisture that your eyes may need if you suffer from eye dryness when you wear contact lenses. Click this link to view our wide range of I-Dew eye drops.

Get special contact lenses for dry eyes

“There’s a slew of contact lens brands and types on the market, but some are designed to help people with dry eyes. If your dry eye is severe, your doctor may recommend special contacts called scleral or bandage lenses, which help protect the surface of your eyes and lock in moisture.”

Give your eyes a break from your contacts for a few hours a day

It is always tempting to wear your contacts immediately from the moment you open your eyes, until you fall asleep. Taking regular daily breaks from wearing contacts allows your eyes to get a good level of exposure to oxygen, and allows you to receive a healthy amount of nourishment from your natural tear film without lenses in the way. You should try to take your contacts out at least two hours before bedtime or try to wear them for two fewer hours than the time you’re awake. So, if you sleep for eight hours a day, you’re awake for 16, meaning you shouldn’t wear your lenses any longer than 14 straight hours.

Make sure you don’t fall asleep with your contacts in

Falling asleep with your contacts in puts your eyes at an increased risk of developing an infection on your cornea. The main reason for this is because sleeping in your contacts doesn’t allow your eyes to receive as much oxygen as they otherwise would, creating a hostile breeding environment for harmful bacteria. Corneal infections can also lead to corneal ulcers, which are essentially sores on the surface of your eye.