The eye is one of the most important organs in the human body, and one of the most sensitive; Therefore, care must be taken about what is placed in it of lenses or others, so that they are medically safe and approved by the Food and Drug Authority. Lenses that are not attached properly may scratch the eye, or cause blood vessels to grow in the cornea.
Reasons for use:
Most contact lenses are used; To correct vision problems such as: nearsightedness and longitude, astigmatism problems, and vision problems related to aging. Lenses may also be used for cosmetic purposes.
Types of contact lenses:
It depends on their type, and especially how much oxygen penetrates the cornea.
Dealing with contact lenses:
Wash hands with soap and water, then rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel.
Take care to sterilize the lenses after removing them, and store them in a special solution to maintain moisture.
Remove your lenses before swimming or soaking in a hot tub.
Contact lenses not to be washed, or stored in water.
Keep contact lenses clean, and avoid wetting them with mouth saliva.
Avoid using saline to disinfect lenses.
Wear and replace contact lenses according to his schedule.
Follow directions for cleaning and storing contact lenses.
Avoid sharing your lenses with anyone else.
Avoid using eye drops while wearing lenses unless recommended by an ophthalmologist.
Avoid reusing the previous solution, and changing it every time.
For daily lenses: They are disposed of at the end of the day, and it is not recommended to use a lens cleaning solution to prolong their use.
Some experts recommend using lenses that are usable once a day, if they are used intermittently.
Procedures to follow:
Consult an ophthalmologist when experiencing symptoms such as: redness, pain, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, or swelling.
stop smoking; Studies show that contact lens wearers who smoke have more problems than non-smokers.
Avoid using cosmetic lenses sold in beauty shops.
Annual eye exams when wearing contact lenses.
Keep nails trimmed; To avoid scratching or hurting the eyes.
Contact lenses and eyeglasses:
Some visual defects cannot be corrected by wearing contact lenses, such as strabismus, for example. Contact lenses should be avoided when:
Frequent eye infections.
Treatment-resistant dry eyes.
Dusty work environment.
Inability to handle and care for the lenses.
Steps to install and remove it from the eye:
Wash hands with soap and water well, then dry them.
Remove lens from package using fingertips.
Place the lens on the tip of a finger, making sure it is not upside down.
Lift the upper eyelid using one finger, and grasp the lower eyelid with the other fingers.
Put the lens on the index finger, then put it in the eye.