Do you wear contact lenses? Make sure you don’t make any of these 7 common mistakes

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These are the mistakes a lot of people make with their contact lenses

Do you wear contact lenses? Then you’ll be familiar with the pros and cons. The upside is that you don’t have to wear glasses, but the downsides are that your eyes can get irritated and it can be a bit of a hassle to put them in and take them out. There’s a ton of things to keep in mind when you wear lenses because even the tiniest speck of dirt can cause irritation, and even damage, to your eyes. These are seven mistakes that people who wear contact lenses often make.

Don’t do these things!

7. Water

It’s so tempting: taking a quick swim or shower while you’re still wearing your contact lenses, just because its easier. Don’t do this! The water can cause bacteria or fungus to grow in your eyes and this can cause eye infections or, even worse, eye damage. Several people have actually ended up going blind or partially blind because they wore dirty lenses. It’s not very likely, of course, but you don’t want to run the risk. Simple tap water can already damage your lenses as well.

6. Sleeping

Your eyes need oxygen, so when you sleep with your contact lenses in you’ve got a higher chance of your eyes getting irritated or even infected. Even a short nap can do considerable damage. So, always take your contact lenses out before you go to sleep, even when you go to bed late and all you want to do is just crawl under the covers and go to sleep right away.

5. Cleaning

Do you rinse your lenses with tap water when you don’t have any contact lens solution on hand? Stop doing this! The bacteria and the compounds in the water can damage your lenses and make them dirty instead of clean. This is bad for your contact lenses, but also for your eyes.

Curious about the top four most commonly made contact lens mistakes? Go to the next page!

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