Poor care and maintenance is the major cause of contact lens induced infections.
Contact lens need to be cleaned with adequate pressure before and after contact lens wear, with the advised contact lens solution.
This friction cleaning removes the proteins, lipids and other deposits from the surface of contact lenses providing comfortable and clear vision.
Contact lens needs to be cleaned twice once before wearing and other after removing.
There should be no solution in the contact lens case when the contact lens is worn on the eye.
The contact lens should be placed with its edges facing up, and should be immersed in the solution completely with no air bubbles between the contact lens and the solution.
Contact lens is a porous and being moist attracts small particles of eye makeup easily causing irritation on the eye. Eye liner or kajal needs to be done after the contact lens is worn. While removing the contact lens the eye makeup needs to be cleaned first followed by contact lens removal.
Rewetting drops over contact lens can be used to enhance comfort and reduce complain of dry eye.
Contact lens solutions like Bio true and Opti free replenish contain moisturizing agents which locks the moisture content in the contact lenses and reduces dryness.
Maintaining an average blink rate of 14-16 blinks /min helps in maintaining the ocular tear film healthy.