Types of Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable
However, daily disposable lenses may not be suitable for certain eye conditions and they can be more expensive than longer wear lenses.
Contact Lens Care
Although many people find contacts more comfortable and stylish than glasses, there is an increased risk of eye infection associated with contact lenses. It’s important to clean your contacts regularly and to follow the correct schedule for switching to a new pair.
Here are a few tips to help keep your eyes healthy:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your contact lenses
- Never use water, saliva, or any other type of liquid to store or clean your lenses.
- Always use fresh contact solution.
- Don’t sleep in your contacts (unless you have extended wear lenses)
- Remove your contacts before showering, swimming, etc. Bacteria in the water can get trapped behind your contact lens and cause infection.
- If your eyes are irritated, don’t wear your contacts. Keep a backup pair of glasses to wear on days when you can’t wear your contacts.