Here are some good guidelines to follow if you wear contact lenses.
Contact lens wear is safe
- Despite myths and misinformation, contact lens wear remains a safe and effective form of vision correction.
Proper hand washing is essential
- Before inserting and removing contacts, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry your hands with unused paper towels.
Disinfect or toss contact lenses
- Dispose of Daily contact lenses every evening. For monthly and two-week lenses soak every night in your contact lens solution.
Discontinue lens wear if you are sick
- Following guidance for other types of illness, if you are sick you are advised to throw away that pair of contacts.