Contact lenses are corrective lenses placed on the corner of the eye. They must be prescribed by an ophthalmologist and purchased at a certified location.
Wearing corrective lenses is not without risk. It is important to follow some practical advice on a daily basis:
- Wash your hands before handling;
- Always keep a lens case with you filled with “fresh” solution that will be replaced frequently;
- Do not swim with your lenses on. Seawater or swimming pool water may contain germs which could contaminate them;
- Avoid keeping or wearing nails that are too long so as not to scratch the lenses when you take them off;
- For young girls, apply make-up after their installation with products suitable for sensitive eyes, avoiding the inner rim of the eyelid;
- Think about artificial tears. A dusty, smoky, or air-conditioned atmosphere, prolonged computer work can make the eyes dry;
- In case of irritation or discomfort, you can remove them and put them again, once rinsed and rehydrated;
- As soon as the eye is red, painful, they should stop wearing them and quickly consult an ophthalmologist.