Contacts are excellent for improving vision without wearing glasses, but they are also often more expensive. Because of this, you want to make sure that you take great care of your contacts so that they will last you as long as possible. After a certain period of time it is recommended that you change out your contacts, but in order to make them last at least this long, you are going to need to do certain things to make them last. This article will discuss 3 tips for extending the life of your contact lenses. 

Always Wash Your Hands Before Handling Your Contacts

Whenever you are handling your contacts, you need to wash your hands. Wash your hands before you remove the contacts from the container for the first time, when you are putting them in the solution, when you are placing them in your eyes, and when you are taking them out of your eyes. If you have clean hands when you are handling your contacts, you are much less likely to damage them with dirt or other debris, germs, chemicals, food, etc., that may be on your hands. This also ensures that you don't accidentally put whatever was on your hands in your eyes or in your contact solution (which could also likely end up in your eyes).

Change Your Contact Solution Regularly

It is also very important that you change out your contact solution regularly. This solution can gather all sorts of dust and other germs from your eye, and this can cause your eyes to water and burn when you put your contacts in each day. It is recommended that you clean your contact lenses case at least once per week, or more regularly if you see that it is dirty or if you accidentally pollute it. The easiest way to change out your contact solution is going to be to do it when your contacts are still in your eyes. You will simply dump out the old solution, clean out your contact case with water, dry it, and then put new solution inside. 

Take Your Contacts Out At Night

Although this may seem tedious, it is important that you take your contacts out each night. Keeping your contacts in your eyes at night not only wears your contacts out faster, but it is also bad for your eyes. The contacts will dry your eyes out, and can lead to infection in your eyes. To solve this issue, all you need to do is place your contacts in your contact solution right before bed, and then put them in your eyes when you wake up in the morning. 

For more information, contact companies such as Mid-America Vision Center