In South Africa most people love the outdoors because of our awesome climate. But it can be tricky for contact lenses wearers to keep up hygiene levels for lens care if you are camping, hiking or spending a lot of time on the beach

Research suggests that two fifths of people fail to wash their hands before handling their lenses. A survey showed that more than 15 per cent of wearers will pick a contact lens off the floor and put it straight in their eye without cleaning it, and one in five people  lick their lens before inserting them.

Always wash your hands before you put your contact lenses in your eyes.

Use the contact lens solutions that are recommended by your contact lens practitioner – never use tap water, the wrong solution, or lick them.

If you wear re-usable contact lenses, make sure you clean and disinfect them with the recommended contact lens solution between uses and clean them thoroughly if they drop on the floor.

If you have difficulty keeping your contact lens care routine whilst camping, consider wearing your spectacles instead or even trying daily disposable contact lenses for holidays so that you don’t have to worry about contact lens solutions whilst you are away.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020