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Always handle lenses with care and if by some occurrence you should happen to tear a lens, never re-use it. And, despite urge when solution isn't available, never use saliva to moisten dry contacts. Your mouth is filled with bacteria that will contaminate lens, possible causing an infection in eye.
For daily wear contacts, it's good to take them out and clean them each evening and leave them in a solution over night. This keeps lens clean and lubricated. It's a hard lesson first time you insert a dirty lens on your eye or an eyelash is dislodged during insertion.
If that should happen, let your eye tear naturally - tears will often wash dust particles or an eyelash out.
Another handy tip that is rarely mentioned (although some people have certainly had a problem with it) is drain plug in sink. When adjusting your lenses, be sure your contact lens doesn't fall into sink and go down drain.
Most people lean towards their mirror so they can see what they are doing as they slip their contact lens into place. The act of leaning forward places you over sink. It's a good idea to make sure drain is in place, just in case. =========================================================== Discover important advice and information about contact lenses. Are soft or hard best ? What's best cleaning solutions ? For a comprehensive guide, Click http://www.contact-lenses-special.com/
Peter has worn contact lenses all his life. He's tested different types, and explored all alternatives. In this series of articles he shares his advice and experiences.