Wash Your Hands
Before you handle the contact lenses, always wash your hands using water and soap. Rinse them thoroughly and then either air-dry them or use a lint-free towel to pat them dry. This makes sure no germs and bacteria are transferred to the lens from your fingers.
Use The Lenses as per Instructions
Avoid sleeping with the contact lenses on. Wear them and use them as per the instructions given to you by your ophthalmologist. Avoid using expired lens solution for cleaning them and replace them at regular intervals.
Store them Properly
Always use the sterile solution provided with the contact lens to store them. Never use tap water to rinse them or store them in saline solution. Also, do not wet them with your saliva. This transfers millions of bacteria to the lenses, which can easily infect your eyes.
While quitting smoking is good for your overall health, if you wear contact lenses, you should definitely quit. This is because compared to nonsmokers, smokers are more vulnerable to eye issues.
I know you are fascinated by the colored lenses available in the market, but avoid using the tinted lenses sold in decorative shops. These lenses can cause irreparable damage to your vision and eyes.
And above all, do not ignore even the slightest signs of discomfort in your eyes. Visit the ophthalmologist to get a comprehensive eye examination done every year. Even if these habits and tips seem too basic, these small steps go a long way in protecting your vision and eyes.