If you live in the North Raleigh, Cary, or North Hills, NC, area and are tired of wearing glasses, you have probably already thought about asking your eye doctor about contacts. Contact lenses have been around for decades, but many people still have questions about them. If you are considering wearing contact lenses, Sohi Eye Care is here to help explain some things you need to know.

What to Know About Contacts

Every day, millions of people all over the world wear contact lenses. Soft contact lenses have been around for over forty years, and many people start wearing them in their pre-teens. There have been no recorded long-term side effects from wearing contact lenses. The truth is, the vast majority of issues people have with contact lenses are from not following their eye doctor’s instructions. If you want to ensure you can wear contact lenses successfully, pay mind to the following rules.

Do Not Sleep in Your Contacts

It’s easy to get lazy or forget to take out your contact lenses when you fall asleep. While the occasional nap will probably only result in dry eyes, regularly forgetting to take out and clean your lenses means your eyes become much more susceptible to infection.

Clean Your Lenses Every Night

Small amounts of dust and other particles regularly get stuck on your lenses. Regular cleaning ensures these particles won’t scratch your eyes.

Throw Away Your Lenses on Schedule

It can be tempting to try to make disposable lenses last for several days or weeks longer than they should, but the materials that make up these lenses degrade over time, affecting your vision. Eventually, small tears in the degraded plastic can scratch your eye.

Contacts in North Raleigh, North Hills, and Cary

If you want to wear contact lenses, call Sohi Eye Care in North Raleigh, NC, today at (919) 872-1648 to schedule an eye exam and get fitted for your new contacts.

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