Especially when you’re new to wearing contacts, all of the information about contact lens care and maintenance may seem a bit overwhelming—but don’t worry! That’s why we’ve created this guide: to give you everything you need to know about caring for contact lenses in one convenient place.
Most importantly, just be sure to always follow directions—directions from your optometrist, directions on your contacts box, and directions on your contact solution labels. Directions are provided to keep your contacts in prime condition and to protect your eye health and vision. And if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to your eye doctor.
Contact Lens Hygiene
Proper handling, cleaning, disinfecting, storage, and use are crucial components in taking care of your contact lenses and safeguarding your health. There’s simply no cutting corners when it comes to hygiene. Appropriate cleaning and care is necessary to reduce your risk of eye infections and diseases.
- How to Clean Contacts
- What Is Contact Solution?
- Does Contact Solution Expire?
- Can You Use Contact Solution as Eye Drops?
- Can You Use Eye Drops While Wearing Contacts?
- Can You Sleep With Contacts In?
- Can You Swim With Contacts In?
- Can You Shower With Contacts In?
- Can You Cry With Contacts In?
- How To Clean Your Contact Lens Case
- Do Contacts Expire?
- What Is Saline Solution? (Is It the Same as Contact Solution?)
- Can You Put Contacts in Water?
Contact Lens Handling
Contact lenses are delicate, and so are our eyes! A key element of contact lens care is proper handling of your contacts—it’s vital to your eye health as well as to keep your contacts in top-notch condition.
- How to Put in Contacts: A Step-by-Step Guide
- How to Take Out Contacts: A Step-by-Step Guide
- How To Remove a Contact Lens That’s Stuck in Your Eye
- How To Tell if Your Contact Is Inside Out
New to Contacts or Still Undecided?
If you’re a new contact wearer or are still undecided about getting contacts, then you likely have lots of questions. Luckily, we’ve got handy guides put together for all those considerations, too.
- Contacts vs. Glasses: The Pros and Cons of Each
- How Much Do Contact Lenses Cost? What You Can Expect to Pay
- How Is a Contact Lens Exam Different from an Eye Exam?
- How to Read a Contact Lens Prescription
- Types of Contact Lenses and How They Work
- Daily vs. Monthly Contacts: Which Is Best for You?
- Contacts for Dry Eyes
- What Are Toric Contact Lenses?
- Can You Wear Contacts With Astigmatism?