(HealthDay News) -- Don't like eyeglasses? Contact lenses may be your best choice.
The American Optometric Association offers these safety suggestions for people who wear contacts:
Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling contact lenses.
Carefully and regularly clean contacts, as directed by your optometrist. Rub the lenses with your fingers and rinse them thoroughly before soaking them overnight in multipurpose solution.
Store lenses in the proper storage case, and replace the case every three months. Clean the case after each use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings.
Use only products recommended by your optometrist to disinfect your lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops do not disinfect lenses.
Use only fresh solution to clean and store contacts. Never reuse old solution. Change the solution according to the manufacturer's recommendations, even if you don't use the lenses daily.
Always follow the lens replacement schedule your optometrist recommends.
Remove contacts before using a hot tub.
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