Your eyes are the windows to the greater world that surrounds you and helps you perceive every aspect of the environment with clarity. Due to various habits, lifestyles, genetic dispositions, or even medical conditions, this vision can be affected and diminished over time. To help counter these constraints, eyewear is prescribed to you by your eye specialist to help correct and restore your 20/20 vision.
While this eyewear can either be glasses or contact lenses, both of them have to be maintained well in order for you to reap the optimal benefits of the treatment. A comprehensive guide has been created to help you maintain the utmost cleanliness and hygiene standards with your personal eyewear.
For Your Glasses
Using The Right Products
As soon as you receive your prescription eyewear at the Eye Clinic, you will also be given a soft microfiber cloth in the eyewear case that is to be used for cleaning lenses. This is to be used at all times to clean any dust, debris, or oil stains that have accumulated over your lenses throughout the day’s wear. To ensure that the lenses are truly clean and smudge-free, using this microfiber cloth in combination with a cleaner or spray will help keep the glass/plastic lenses clear.
Avoiding Harmful Substances
Most lenses that are installed in your glass frames are sensitive to a variety of liquids that can erode away the protection that is counted onto the lens. These include window cleaner, perfumes as well as any other house cleaner as they contain acids and chemicals that can adversely affect the condition and quality of the lens. Water and gentle soaps, on the other hand, are not harmful and can be used for such cleaning purposes.
For Your Contact Lenses
Before And After Care
As contact lenses are directly placed on the surface of your eyeballs, it is even more vital to take the utmost number of precautions and follow each instruction thoroughly. Before you insert your lenses, it is necessary to wash your hands thoroughly as you need your fingers to transfer the lens to your eyes.
Using the recommended lens wash prior to placing the contact lens is also advised to remove any unnecessary debris that might have been present on the contact lenses. The same methodology must also be followed when removing your lenses. It is also recommended to use disposable lenses as they can be discarded after a single-use. This ensures that no infections occur and that your eyes remain safe and protected from other dangers.
Vigilance During Wear
Even as you wear your contact lens for the rest of the day, you must ensure that no surface area of your eyes is touched directly with unwashed hands. This can cause bacteria amongst other germs to be transferred from your hands onto your eyes that can create infections and other complications that will affect your eye health. It is also recommended to use disposable lenses as they can be discarded after a single-use. This ensures that no infections occur and that your eyes remain safe and protected from other dangers.
To get your prescription eyewear today and gain tips to maintain it well, schedule an appointment with our eye specialists at the Spanish Eye Clinic, and improve the quality of your vision today.