If you wear contact lenses, there are some things you should keep in mind when wearing them. Improper handling may result in the entry of bacteria and germs to your eye. If the eye infection can cause permanent vision impairment, blindness, and in rare cases can cause death.
We invite you to consider the use of contact lenses for safety for its users. Here are the most dangerous use of contact lenses and solutions.
The first mistake, Sleeping with your contact lenses. This is very dangerous, because it can cause a broken frame lens in your eye. “And if you pinch the lens is too tight, you risk breaking it and getting a fragment stuck in your eye.” said Dr Lee Hung Ming, medical director of Parkway Eye Clinic at Gleneagles Hospital, Malaysia. And if it is not taken immediately by a physician, fragments can scratch the cornea or cause bad infections.
As a solution, ophthalmologists advise you not to sleep with your contact lenses.
The second error, wash your lenses with tap water. It would be dangerous, because it will cause the bacteria in your contact lenses. “This worm is found in many places, including tap water,” said Dr. Edward, consultant surgeon.
“And when you rinse it with water, the parasite could end up on your lenses. This can cause severe eye infections and even blindness,” said Dr. Steward. Therefore, you should definitely rinse your lenses with saline solution, use bottled distilled water instead of mineral water.
The third mistake. Wear your lenses longer than prescribed. It is not recommended as it will make the germs go into your eyes. Germs accumulate will be able to cause an increased risk of severe infection.
As a solution, if you really need to take a few days extra lenses, Myrowitz Elliott, Chief of Optometric Services at Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute, advised after you clean, flush your lenses with multipurpose cleaning solution and scrub with a clean finger for at least ten seconds. Then rinse with a sanitizing solution before storing for longer preparation to be used for a long time.
“Also, do not forget to clean your lenses by soaking the lenses in cleaning solution and air-dry at least once a week.” he added.
Then the fourth error, do not rub your lenses. This will cause severe corneal infection. “Do not rub the lens as an infection-free solution may be convenient, but in 2008, Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. found two outbreaks of severe eye infections associated with the washing process lenses without rubbing.
Bacteria, fungi, and yeast remains on the surface of your lens if you do not rub when cleaning, according to a study published in the Journal of Optometry and Vision Science. Stacking allows allergies and infections that can cause bacteria stuck to the surface of your lens.
The solution, scrub and rinse approximately ten seconds. Each rub your lenses can reduce the risk of eye infections.