How to Give Your Contact Lenses Some Beachy TLC!
Beach Bum, Meet Your Contact Lenses
So, you decided to hit the beach and let your inner beach bum shine! It’s all sunglasses, sandy toes, and salty hair until you remember that you’re wearing contact lenses. Fear not, fellow beach-loving pals, because we’ve got you (and your lenses) covered!
A Splash of Preparation
Before you bask in the beachy glory, make sure you’re prepared. Pack a handy contact lens kit with you, including a lens case, disinfecting solution, and some rewetting drops. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later for this small but lifesaving gesture.
1. Rinse Like the Waves
Once you’re done frolicking in the ocean, find a clean spot for a quick rinse. Use contact lens-friendly saline solution to gently rinse away any salt, sand, or seaweed that managed to sneak into your lenses. Remember, being gentle is key here; you don’t want to rough up your precious little cornea windows!
2. Give Them a Lathering Hug
Next up, it’s time for a bubble bath! Place each lens in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of your trusty disinfecting solution. Gently rub them with your fingertip for about 20 seconds, making sure all nooks and crannies get some bubbly love. This helps remove any lurking bacteria or sunscreen, leaving your lenses squeaky clean!
3. Sweet Dreams in a Lens Case
After their luxurious bubble bath, your lenses deserve a cozy spot to rest. Pop them into the lens case, making sure to fill it with fresh disinfecting solution. Let them snooze soundly overnight and remember to close the case tightly, so no curious crabs or mischievous seagulls decide to give them a whirl!
4. Morning Magic
The next morning, wake up your lenses by rinsing them with more saline solution. They might be feeling a little groggy, just like you before that first sip of coffee. Give them a good rinse to make sure they are clean, comfortable, and ready to help you seize the day – even if it’s another day at the beach!
5. Don’t Just Wing It
Remember, it’s not a beach day without your trusty pair of shades! They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and keep pesky sand particles away. If you feel you need more protection or a break from your contacts, swap them out for prescription sunglasses or grab a trendy pair of non-prescription shades for a hassle-free beach day!
Have Fun and Stay Salty!
So, my fellow beach lovers, now you know the secret recipe for keeping your lenses sparkling clean after a day of seaside shenanigans. Embrace the sun, sand, and surf with the confidence that your contact lenses are as fresh as a sea breeze!
Disclaimer: The author of this article is not a professional optometrist. Please follow the instructions and advice provided by your eye care professional or manufacturer for proper contact lens hygiene.