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Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Wash hands before handling your lenses

(HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them before handling contact lenses.
  • Don't let water get on your contacts. Don't wear them when showering or swimming.
  • Don't sleep in contacts unless your doctor has advised it. Replace lenses according to your doctor's recommendations.
  • Use only disinfecting solution to clean your lenses every time you remove them.
  • Clean your storage case with disinfecting solution and refill with fresh solution (never water) any time you remove your contacts.
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