Make sure that your contact lens care solutions remain bacteria free. One key: Do not
touch the tip of the bottle to your eye or hands, which can harbor bacteria. And tightly secure
the bottle cap after each use.
Rewetting drops can enhance comfort
Rewetting drops can be very effective in enhancing in-eye lens comfort, especially late in the
day when dryness tends to set in. Rewetting drops may be especially helpful in dusty or air-conditioned
environments. However, they should not be applied as a salve to eye irritation; contact lens removal
is the first step if your eyes become red, itchy or irritated or if you experience tearing, discharge
or increased light sensitivity. The second step is to see your eyecare professional to resolve the problem.
Bacteria can thrive in tap water or pool water
Troublesome bacteria (like acanthamoeba) can thrive in common water sources tap water, for example,
or a swimming pool. Itís vital that you NOT wash your eyes out with tap water or rinse your lenses
or lens case with tap water. Use only approved care solutions in your eyes! Eyecare professionals
recommend removing your contact lenses before entering a swimming pool or hot tub or. Scientists conjecture
that such common contact with water might allow bacteria like acanthamoeba to latch onto your contact lenses
and thus be introduced to your eyes.