Posted by: courtneygrapperhaus | August 9, 2015

Contact Lens Care – What To Do & What Not To Do

Contact lenses are a wonderful and convenient option for those individuals who do not want to deal with glasses. However, if you don’t practice good contact lens care it can lead to eye infections such as keratitis. Here are some do’s and don’ts for contact lens wearers.

  • DO wash and dry your hands before touching your contact lenses. Use and optical hand soap such as Vista Prep®.

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  • DON’T sleep in your contact lenses unless your doctor says it’s okay.
  • DO regularly clean your contact lenses with multi-purpose solution. Amcon offers Good Sense® and Bausch & Lomb Renu® Fresh™ Multi-Purpose solutions. multipurpose
  • DON’T swim or shower in your contact lenses. Water contains amoebas that can get trapped between the lens and the eye. This can lead to irritation, infections and even blindness.DO replace your contact lens case every 3 months as recommended by the CDC.
  • DON’T wear someone else’s contact lenses. Their prescription bay be different and exchanging lenses can spread bacteria.
  • DO carry a pair of glasses with you in case you need to remove your contact lenses.
  • DON’T wear your contacts for longer than the recommended amount of time. Amcon sells Digicase Digital Contact Lens Case Reminder Cases that have a 15 or 30 day timer to remind you when it’s time to change your lenses.


  • DO visit your eye care provider at least once a year to ensure your contacts are the right prescription and that your eyes are healthy.
  • DON’T use water or saliva to clean your lenses.

For more information about contact lens care, consult an Eye Care Professional.

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