Contact Lens Health Week: Tips for Safe Contact Lens Wear and Care



Contact Lens Health Week: Tips for Safe Contact Lens Wear and Care

Dr. Puneet Mahajan Agarwal

Location: Lucknow Branch, Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital

Speciality: Contact Lens and Cornea Specialist

September in Lucknow, with its gentle breeze, marks the beginning of the festive season and, equally significantly, the Contact Lens Health Week. As the city prepares for upcoming festivities, it's an apt time to be reminded of the importance of proper care and wear of contact lenses, which often get overlooked in the hustle and bustle.

The Importance of Contact Lens Hygiene

Contact lenses offer convenience and a certain aesthetic appeal, especially during festive events. But neglecting their proper care can lead to eye problems. In this case, prevention is infinitely better than cure.

1. Daily Cleaning Ritual

Always clean your lenses with the recommended solution. Never use tap water, as it can lead to infections.

Cleaning contact lenses with solution
Cleaning contact lenses with solution

2. Never Overwear Your Lenses

Stick to the wearing schedule suggested by your eye doctor. Overextending can cause eye fatigue and dryness.

3. Keep the Contact Lens Case Clean

Change the solution daily and replace the case every three months. A dirty case can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

The Festive Precautions

As North India gears up for the festivities, it's crucial to consider some additional precautions:

  • Avoid Smoky Areas: With the likelihood of bonfires and traditional ceremonies, keep a safe distance to prevent lens irritation.

  • Use Glasses During Fireworks: This will reduce the risk of potential injury or irritants.

Emergency Care

If you experience discomfort, redness, or blurred vision, remove your lenses and consult your eye doctor in Lucknow immediately. Ensure the safety of your eyes this festive season. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Puneet Mahajan Agarwal at our Lucknow branch for personalised advice.

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