Contact lenses are one of the most significant advancements in eye care of the past 100 years. But despite the remarkable convenience offered by contact lenses, many patients fail to realize their full potential – and often, it comes down to a simple mistake. At Country Hills Eye Center, our mission is to help patients of all ages achieve crystal clear vision. And if you wear contacts, that means you’ll need to avoid these five common mistakes. 

Most Common Mistakes When Wearing Contacts

Do you rely on contacts for healthy vision? You may be reducing the efficacy of your contacts with a simple mistake, even if you’re unaware. To help you make the most of your contacts, here are the five biggest mistakes that people make when wearing contact lenses:

While it may seem like a no brainer, many people forget to thoroughly wash their hands before changing their contacts. Make sure your hands are thoroughly cleaned and washed before handling your contacts or touching your eyes.

Washing your hands is important, but it’s also critical that your hands be dry when handling your contacts, as water can harbor dangerous pathogens.

Whether you use daily disposable lenses or frequent replacement lenses, it’s vital not to wear your contacts for too long. You should always replace them as frequently as instructed or more so, otherwise you may risk adverse effects on your eyes.

You should never sleep in contact lenses unless yours are specifically designed for it, as this can cause infections and other serious problems.

Even if you have perfect hygiene when cleaning your contacts, it’s all for naught if the case is dirty. Many patients forget to thoroughly clean and disinfect their case, which can also harbor bacteria and pathogens.

Contact Your Ogden, UT Eye Center

These mistakes are all too common for contact wearers, so make sure to avoid them to get the most out of your contacts and your vision. And if you’re interested in making the switch to contact lenses for yourself, we’d love to help! Contact us today to learn more about our eye care services and schedule a consultation with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!