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We care about the health of your eyes and want to make sure you are the most-informed contact lens wearers out there! Your next challenge is to take the quiz below. Each statement is either a fact or a common misconception, it’s your job to sort out which are true and which are false. Just for fun, retake the quiz selecting different answers to see what they say!
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A soft contact lens should be rinsed off with water from the sink.Correct
Correct! Use your solution to rinse your contact lens if you need to. Most are ok directly out of the case. Reminder: however, do not put a hydrogen peroxide cleaner in your eye without it converting to saline first!Incorrect
Wrong! Water from your sink is not sterile; meaning there are lots of bacteria, amoebas, and other things that can infect your eye.
You do not need to use new solution every time you store your contact lens.Correct
Correct! Not only is this healthy, but it also keeps your contacts more comfortable for longer.Incorrect
Wrong! It’s like taking a bath in the same water over-and-over. Bacteria and mold can quickly grow in both your case and on your contacts.
It can be difficult to tell if your contact lens is inside out.Correct
Correct! This is true at first, but with practice you learn to identify it quickly. It won’t hurt your eyes, but you may feel the contacts moving more. See your tips sheet on how to tell if it’s inside out.Incorrect
Wrong! Well, sort of… Some are better at identifying this than others, but generally all beginners have a little trouble. When in doubt, see your tips sheet!
You should always wash your hands before you handle your contacts.Correct
Correct! Again it’s all about germ control. You wash your hands before you eat, you should wash your hands before you touch your eyes!Incorrect
Wrong! You need to control germs from getting onto your contacts and infecting your eyes, washing your hands is always a good idea!
Contact lenses can be safely worn for longer than the recommended replacement schedule.Correct
Correct! If you like wearing contacts, then following the rules will keep you safely wearing them for a long, long time.Incorrect
Wrong! The FDA approves the wear schedule for your lenses.Your likelihood of serious infection goes way up when you over-wear your lenses.
I can swim in my contact lenses.Correct
Correct! Unless you are wearing a daily replacement lens, you risk getting a blinding eye infection from acanthomeoba. Google a picture, it is bad stuff!Incorrect
Wrong! Unless you are wearing a daily replacement lens, anyone wearing a monthly lens cannot swim in them. You risk getting an acanthomeoba infection which is usually blinding.
It is healthiest to remove your lenses every night before you go to sleep.Correct
Correct! While some lenses CAN be slept in on a part time basis, in general you risk of infection goes up when you do.Incorrect
Wrong! Overnight your eye does an incredible job of cleaning the eye surface, killing bacteria as it goes. All of this junk can collect under your contact lens, being held against your cornea, increasing your risk of infection.
Learn more about healthy contact lens habits.