Tips for the correct use of contact lenses

I use contact lenses

If you wear contact lenses or are thinking of starting to use them, at Venice Eyewear we inform you that taking care of your contact lenses and their case is essential to avoid eye infections, as well as any other ocular complications. You must maintain correct hygiene throughout the year, especially during the summer where you will have to pay more attention and take extreme precautions both in the care of the contact lenses and in their use.

During the summer, you can continue using contact lenses, although taking special care on beaches and swimming pools. For example, you can use them for everyday use. However, when going to the beach or pool, it is important that you take them off before getting into the water. This is because it increases the risk of infections such as conjunctivitis. The sensation of burning or redness in the eyes will also be avoided. In the case of the beach, the use of contact lenses can cause tearing, photosensitivity and a sensation of a foreign body in the eye.

Another warning to keep in mind is not to use contact lenses with swimming goggles. There are prescription swimming goggles perfect for these cases. Likewise, you can use prescription sunglasses to go to the beach and the pool. This way, you will be able to see without problems and, in addition, you will protect your eyes from solar radiation.

Below, we give you a series of tips for the correct use of contact lenses, as well as for good hygiene.

Correct use and hygiene of contact lenses

  • Hand hygiene. Whenever you handle contact lenses, it is essential to wash your hands with soap and water to avoid possible infections. Next, dry your hands making sure there are no traces of paper or towel left.
  • Maintenance solution. When they are not daily contact lenses, as soon as you remove them, you must store them in their corresponding case with their maintenance solution. Of course, you should keep the case clean to avoid any type of bacteria contamination.
  • Check the contact lenses. Before putting your contact lenses in, they check that they are in perfect condition, that is, that they are not broken or dirty.
  • Do not use contact lenses in the pool or beach . No wearing contact lenses in the pool, beach or shower. You should also remove contact lenses before going to sleep. If traveling by plane, if the flight lasts a long time, we recommend wearing prescription glasses instead of contact lenses. 
  • Daily disposable lenses . If in summer or on vacation you will not be able to continue with proper contact lens hygiene, it is best to opt for daily, disposable contact lenses. This way you will avoid any type of infection or eye problem.
  • Artificial tear ducts. Heat and air conditioning promote dry eyes. Always carry artificial tears suitable for contact lenses on hand. If you notice discomfort, apply them and you will notice immediate relief.
  • Don't sunbathe with lenses . In these cases, leave the contact lenses at home and opt for sunglasses. They are much safer.

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