There is some conflicting information out there! To wear or not to wear?!
Our doctors agree that based on recommendations from the American Optometric Association, you can still wear your contact lenses safely if you follow these simple rules:
- Make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before you put your contacts in and before you remove them at night
- Follow the replacement guidelines for how often you need to change your contacts! If you are in a daily disposable, which we recommend all of our patients wear, these are the safest and easiest! Just throw them out at the end of the night! If you are in a monthly or two week lens, make sure to take them out every night and store them in fresh disinfecting solution. New solution, every night, no exceptions! In the morning, wash your case out with soap and water and let it air dry! Even better, switch to a more powerful cleaning system that uses peroxide like Clear Care. Make sure you read the directions on the box!
- Lastly, if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, red eyes….switch to your glasses!
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Bianca Kostranchuk, OD is a graduate from THE OSU Optometry school, owner and a practicing optometrist at CFAM EYES.