Do’s & Don’ts When Using Contact Lenses:
Sharing is not caring
Contact lenses should not be worn by anyone other than their owner. By sharing contact lenses, you risk spreading infections and other harmful particles.
You snooze, you lose
You should never sleep in your contact lenses unless they are extended wear contacts. Wearing contacts as you sleep deprives your eyes of oxygen which can lead to serious infections.
Say no to water
You should never swim, shower, or go into a bathtub wearing lenses. While tap water may be clean to drink and bathe in, it can contain parasites that are known to cause severe eye infections. It is for the same reason that you should never rinse or soak contact lenses in tap water.
As long as contact lenses are well taken care of, they can be a great alternative to wearing glasses. To find out more about contact lenses and how to care for them, visit our optometrist in Orlando today.