10 things people who wear contact lenses should never do
1. Taking a shower while wearing contact lenses:
If you shower while wearing contact lenses, bacteria multiply rapidly due to water vapor. Also, while taking a shower, parasites can penetrate the eyeball and damage the cornea, so be sure to remove your contact lenses before showering.
2. Continuing to use contact lenses without cleaning them:
If the contact lenses are left immersed in the solution for a long time without cleaning them, they are susceptible to bacterial infection and may even change the shape of the lenses. The contact lenses should be cleaned frequently and the lens case should also be replaced periodically.
3. Reuse of contact lenses:
If you reuse one-day lenses, there is a risk of infection with P. aeruginosa. It can cause hyperemia, dry eye, conjunctivitis, and even vision impairment.
4. Washing your contact lenses with tap water:
Since soft contact lenses have the property of absorbing moisture, various microorganisms contained in tap water can be absorbed into the lenses and cause various diseases in the eyes. Therefore, when caring for the lens, you must use a dedicated solution. For the same reason, swimming with contact lenses is also dangerous.
5. Reusing the solution:
Reusing the solution for storing the lenses for 2-3 days is like putting the lenses in a huge amount of bacterial water. In addition to changing the solution daily, the solution should be changed once every 2-3 days even if the lens is not used.
6. Wearing contact lenses upside down:
Wearing the lenses upside down not only causes discomfort to the eyes, but also damages the cornea and reduces vision as the lenses do not adhere to the eyes.
7. Sleeping with contact lenses on:
If you sleep with your lenses on, you may get hyperemia, dry eyes, and various eye diseases. Also, be careful when removing the lens while the cornea is dry as it may cause damage to the cornea.
8. Storing contact lenses in the bathroom:
Do not store contact lenses, lens cases, solutions, etc. in the bathroom. Because the bathroom has high humidity, it is easy for bacteria to multiply and contaminate lens products.
9. Rubbing your eyes:
Rubbing your eyes while wearing the contact lenses can cause the lenses to move and damage the cornea. Damage to the cornea can cause redness and pain.
10. Using contact lenses that have been used by other people:
If you wear contact lenses that have been used by other people, bacteria can transfer and cause disease, and bacterial infection due to contamination can cause various eye diseases, such as corneal damage and eye ulcers.