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Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing bulky glasses. People who wear contact lenses after having to wear glasses end up gaining a lot more self-confidence. If you choose to wear contact lenses though it is very important that you properly care for them. If you don’t take proper care of your contact lenses they can become very uncomfortable to wear. According to drmaoeyecare.com, here are multiple ways you can provide basic care and maintenance to your contact lenses to ensure that they remain in good shape.

First of all, before you even place your contact lenses on your eye you need to make sure your hands are clean. This means washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap and using warm water. Be sure to wash them thoroughly. You don’t want any dirt or dust to come off your hands and be stuck between your eyes and your contact lenses. This could possibly irritate your eyes to the point where they feel sore and scratchy. When your washing your hands also make sure to rinse all of the soap from them. Getting soap between your eye and contact lenses can possibly cause a burning sensation to your eye.

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If your having problems getting the contacts into your eyes do not force them. They should go in easily. If they are not going in easy there is something you can do. First, take some of the contact lens solutions and place a small amount into the palm of your hand. Then place the contact lens into the solution and then gently move it around so that the contact lens can be covered in the solution. This should make it easier for you to get the contact lens into your eye correctly. If it still will not go in repeat this process and try again. If this is your first time using contact lenses don’t worry. Placing the contact lenses into your eye correctly does takes some practice. After the first week though you should start to get the hang of it and it will be a much faster process.

Each time you remove the contact lenses from your eye you will need to place into a contact lenses container. This container should have enough contact lens solution in it to keep the lenses from drying out. Failure to soak them in solution when you’re not using your contact lenses can cause them to dry out and become damaged. After that happens its best to not use them anymore and start with a new pair.

Throughout the day it’s possible for your contact lenses to dry out when using them. If this happens just apply a small number of eye drops to your eyes. More than likely when receiving your contacts and solution from the eye doctor they provide you with a small container of eye drops. Place one drop in each eye and that should provide you with enough moisture to clear up and dryness you are experiencing. Taking care of your contact lenses is not difficult at all. As time goes on taking proper care of your contact lenses will start to become a habit.

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