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How to Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

Everyone knows it’s a hassle to clean and take care of contacts, but following a few simple guidelines can take the stress out of the process. If you need to wear contacts to see, you either need to opt for LASIK eye surgery or figure out a way to keep them squeaky clean. Chances are you might not have the money to pay for LASIK at this stage of your life, so follow these simple steps and watch the life of your contacts lengthen.

1

Wash Your Hands Before Cleaning Your Contacts

Wash Your Hands Before Cleaning Your Contacts

The residue left behind by perfumed soaps or lotions can cause irritation when you put your contacts on again. Your vision may also be more blurry than usual.

2

Dry Your Hands with A Towel That Doesn't Contain Lint

Dry Your Hands with A Towel That Doesn't Contain Lint

Any leftover debris on your hands will rub off onto your contacts so make sure you dry with a clean, crisp towel.

3

Never Use Tap Water on Your Contact Lenses

Never Use Tap Water on Your Contact Lenses

You should never clean your contacts with tap water because it can contain dirty particles and microorganisms which can lead to infection and sight damage. It’s also never a good idea to use your own saliva to clean your contacts. Saliva can build up bacteria and lead to other types of infection.

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Let Your Contacts Air Dry

Let Your Contacts Air Dry

You should wash your contacts after every use and let them dry in the air for best use. Drying contacts with a cloth or tissue can leave residue behind that will irritate the eyes or impair vision.

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