Do’s and Don’ts for contacts and dry winter eyes

If you wear contact lenses, this article is a must-read!  We all experience dry eyes, especially in the winter.  Here are some great tips from Johnson & Johnson regarding vision care.

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DO:

  • Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses.
  • Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup or any costume paint.
  • Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your eye care professional
  • Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor.

DON’T:

  • Wear another person’s lenses.
  • Wear lenses longer than the time frame recommended by your eye doctor.
  • Rinse your lenses in water from the tap or expose them to any water—such as swimming or showering—while wearing them.
  • Use anything aside from recommended solution, such as saliva, to lubricate your lenses.

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Talk to your eye doctor about any questions or concerns you have about proper wear and care of your contact lenses. For more tips and information, “Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses” from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. at www.acuvue.com/HealthyVisionCL is a great resource!