Contact Lens Care Tips
Are you the adventurist who loves to travel but never without your lenses? Well, keeping an eye on. Lenses are the most convenient way to experience indulgent vacations as they allow the freedom to just be. However, experts at COLORVISION offer a word of caution that with lenses come hygiene. Slacking off even a bit can invite discomfort and even worse, eye infections. Avoid vacation pitfalls with these 5 useful tips.
Basic rules are not to be missed: Lenses sure are easy to wear and feel like having worn nothing at all. But there are rules to wearing them that should not be bent. Do not wear lenses for more days than recommended, never wear them overnight, and do not clean them with normal water. Also, avoid taking a shower or napping with lenses on. Lenses are truly delicate and sensitive towards manhandling. A failure or shortcuts in maintaining them will create new threats for eye health.
Follow a prescribed routine: Refrain from overusing the lenses and change them as and when required. It is best to opt for ‘dailies’ when on a vacation as they are low in maintenance and offer complete peace of mind. If traveling with ‘monthlies’ then combine it with travel-sized bottles of contact lens solution and also leak-proof lens case. Carrying an extra pair of prescribed lenses always helps. To add a vacation zing, coordinate them with your vacation outfits and let the pictures do the talking!
UV protection for eyes is key: Vacationers are immaculate at planning and never forget to carry essentials. But do you know, your skin isn’t the only organ that needs foolproof UV protection? That’s right, harmful sun rays, dust, and pollution can play havoc and affect the eyes when not protected with effective eyewear. Always carry good quality sunglasses so that the eyes and the lenses remain safe. A large brimmed hat will also amp up your vacation fashion quotient for some Insta-worthy stories!
Water babies behold: Lenses wearers often hear that water and contact lens aren’t a good combination but with some precautionary measures, you can decide to keep them on in pools and beaches. Wear daily disposable contact lens along with swimming goggles and bin them once out of water. It is advisable to throw away even the regular soft lens when used in water as they can become potent carriers of bacterial and fungal infections.
Eyes that are cared for are beautiful: Agree that vacations are meant to put worries at rest but a little bit of eye and lens care will help you sail through safely. Give your eyes a regular break from lenses and cleanse them thoroughly with lens care solution after every use. Rejuvenate your eyes with water splashes whenever possible. You could also pamper them with cucumber slices or aloe vera-infused cotton eye pads to relax. Remember, eyes that are fresh and well-cared will always enhance the quality of experience of wearing lenses.
These simple tips do go a long way in reducing mishaps so that you can enjoy yourself in peace. So long, let the holidays begin!