Can contact lenses be used after stepping on them?
Contact lenses are small, thin and particularly prone to breakage from the edges, so they must be taken gently. But, because lens can be stained with a lot of nursing fluid, very easy to drop, if drop on the ground how to deal with? When looking for if accidentally stepped on, also can continue to use?
Contact lenses fall to the ground and become contaminated with impurities and bacteria. If the floor is smooth and clean, carefully clean the lens and check to make sure there are no scratches or breakage, then soak it in the care solution for a few hours to fully disinfect. Although there is no problem after checking, it is still possible to miss some tiny traces. Please pay attention to the adaptation of the eyes when wearing them. If there is no discomfort, the contact lenses can be worn again.
If in the process of panic, accidentally stepped on the lens, generally not suitable to continue to wear. Contact lenses are either deformed or damaged by the friction between the soles of the shoes and the ground, and the lenses continue to be worn into the eye, causing great damage to the epithelial cells of the cornea.
Daily operation of contact lenses, it is best to be able to lay a clean paper towel on the table then, can greatly reduce the possibility of breakage. Although also can be contaminated with bacteria, but can also be used after rubbing and washing. It is important to note that contact lenses should not be sterilized at any time to avoid lens damage and corneal irritation.
Bacteria can be an enemy to fragile eyes. Infected corneas can cause ulcers and blindness. If the bacteria invade the brain further, the consequences will be even more severe, so they should not be taken lightly.