If you want freedom from eyeglasses—whether you’re an athlete, live an active lifestyle or simply don’t prefer the look of glasses—and LASIK isn’t an option for you, contact lenses are a simple solution that can give you the freedom you’re looking for.
Before you get fitted for your first pair of contacts, here are some dos and don’ts of wearing contact lenses. Even if you’ve been wearing contact lenses for years, it never hurts to brush up on proper contact lens care.
In a survey of individuals who wear contact lenses, 85 percent believed they were compliant with all recommended contact-lens wearing practices, but less than one percent were found to be fully compliant. While many of these recommended practices may seem trivial, failure to follow these recommendations can cause eye discomfort, redness or infection, which could ultimately affect your vision.
Eye health is an integral part of your overall health, so make the extra effort to follow these guidelines for proper contact lens care.