7 Precautions for Contact Lens Users

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Due to vision problem or to attain beauty, if you are wearing contact lenses then it is vital to know the appropriate way to use these. Many people around the globe face eye infections and injuries due to inappropriate use of contact lenses. If you are also a victim you can take help from best eye specialist in Lahore, Karachi or any other main city of Pakistan via Marham. Here are the guidelines to use contact lenses in safely.

Before Touch Lenses:

Properly wash your hands and dry them before you put your lenses in or take them out. Avoid touching them with oily hands. Use moisturizer or hand lotion only after putting in the lenses.

Before Touch Lenses

Putting in Lenses:

Wash the hands properly and with help of index finger take the lens out of the case. Rinse it with its solution properly. Pull your lower lid down with the help of middle finger of the same hand and pull upper lid with your other hand. Place the lens on the iris of the eye and gently release lids.

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Removing Lenses:

Wash your hands properly and pull down your lower lid. Look up words or to the side, and gently move your lens from the iris to the white of your eye. Then Using your thumb and index finger, gently pinch the lens to take it off from the eye.

Cleaning and Storage:

Make it sure that you regularly clean your lenses with disinfectant solution. Before putting it in the case rinse it properly. Cleanliness of case matters too. Clean it daily and change it after 3 months.

Cleaning and Storage of lenses

Don’t Use Water:

Avoid water contact with your contact lenses. Mostly water contains microbes which may cause an eye infection. Also, avoid taking bath while wearing lenses.

When Lenses Hurt:

If it happens, immediately take the lens out and rinse with rewetting drops or a non-peroxide solution to clean it. If it is still not comfortable then avoid using them and consult your doctor.

When to Change:

Before buying contact lenses ask your doctor about which type to buy and duration these should be used for. And keep the advised time in your mind and immediately change them at that time to avoid infection.

  • Never forget that wise use of things make them comfortable and safe. So use them in an appropriate way to avoid inconvenience.


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She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.