DRAPER, Utah, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in continued recognition of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Contact Lens Health Week, 1-800 Contacts shared some healthy practices for lens wear and care. The CDC is promoting recommended health practices for contact lens wearers to help reduce eye infections and complications. 1-800 Contacts recommends that contact lens wearers always change their lenses on time and always observe proper lens care guidelines and hygiene for best results with their lenses.
Whatever type of lens worn, it's best to always follow the recommended wear schedule for the lenses prescribed by an eye care professional. 1-800 Contacts offers services to help customers track their lens usage and replacement schedules. The LensGauge feature on the 1-800 Contacts App helps keep track of how long your lenses have been in and when you need to replace them. 1-800 Contacts repurchase reminders also help customers follow the manufacturers recommended replacement schedules for their lenses.
Proper lens care guidelines and hygiene should always be followed to help preserve contact lenses, as well as one's eyes and vision.
When putting lenses in:
Always wash and dry hands before handling contact lenses. It is best to use a mild soap that doesn't contain lotions, perfumes or cosmetics. After rinsing hands, dry them with a clean, lint-free towel.
Always inspect the lens before putting it in your eye. Make sure it is moist, clean, clear and free of any nicks, tears or debris. Never use a lens that is damaged or dirty. After inserting your lenses, empty, clean and rinse the contact lens case using fresh cleaning solution. Prop both the case and caps open face-down to let them air dry. Avoid letting the case dry in a humid place or near a toilet.
When taking lenses out:
Regularly remove, clean and disinfect contact lenses as directed by an eye care provider.
Again, always remember to wash and dry your hands before removing the lenses.
If you wear lenses that are designed to be worn for longer than one day, always use fresh solution to clean and store the lenses. Never re-use old solution or water to clean and store the lenses.
If you wear lenses that are designed to only be worn for one day, discard the lens at the end of the day and open a new one the next time.
1-800 Contacts also offers free replacements of torn or damaged lenses so customers can always wear the best quality lenses.
About 1-800 Contacts
1-800 Contacts, Inc. is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the United States, and is dedicated to making it easier for consumers to purchase contact lenses. 1-800 Contacts offers all of the most popular brands of contact lenses at competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service. The company has served more than 8 million customers, stocks more than 15 million contact lenses, and delivers more than 200,000 contact lenses every day directly to customers. Through its award-winning website, www.1800contacts.com, and its easy-to-remember, toll-free telephone number "1-800 CONTACTS" (1-800-266-8228), the company ships an industry leading 98 percent of its orders within one business day of receipt and verification of prescriptions.
SOURCE 1-800 Contacts