Cleanliness is an important aspect of proper contact lens care and handling of your new lenses. Your hands should be clean and free of any foreign substances when you handle your lenses:

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap, rinse completely, and dry with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.
  • Avoid the use of soaps containing cold cream, lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your lenses, since these substances may come into contact with the lenses and interfere with successful wearing.
  • Handle your lenses with your fingertips, and be careful to avoid contact with fingernails. It is helpful to keep your fingernails short and smooth.
  • Get into the habit of using proper procedures so that they become automatic

More on this in next week’s post

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician or doctor.

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KOBRIN & MARTIN OPTOMETRISTS, SANDTON

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