Does contact lens have a shelf life?
The lifetime of contact lens
Traditional type: the replacement cycle is more than 3 months, not more than 1 year, that is, we say we abandon after one season, and we can abandon after half a year and a year.
Frequent-change type: the replacement cycle is more than 2 weeks, not more than 3 months, that is, we often say that we throw them after 1 month or two weeks.
Abandoned type: as a one-time use, common for the day use.
Contact lenses, like food, have an expiration date. For example, the shelf life of daily contact lenses is one day (after it is opened), and can not exceed this time. And the life span of a pair of glasses depends on how long you use them each day. Although different lens materials determine different wear times, we recommend that soft lenses should not be worn for more than 8 hours per day (do not wear soft contact lenses to sleep). Traditional contact lenses can be used for a long time, so the lens is easy to produce protein lipid deposition, and then they are easy to cause eye surface inflammation and hypoxia reaction. If conditions permit, it is recommended to choose the frequent-change type and discard type, the shorter the cycle, the healthier.
How to protect your contact lenses?
When wearing contact lenses, do not drop any eye drops, and only use a special moistening solution for contact lenses. In daily life, we recommend that dry eyes can be relieved with lubricating fluid, but we do not advocate frequent use of lubricating fluid, so as not to make the eyes become dependent on lubricating fluid. The right way is to do blink training. The ingredients contained in the eye drops will remain in the lenses, which will cause certain damage to the eyes and pollute the lenses. Some eye drops can make the lenses tinted after use, which will affect the transmittance and a refractive number of the lenses and make the vision blurred. Ladies who need to make up should wear contact lenses before making up. When removing makeup, remove contact lenses before removing makeup, to avoid the makeup sticking to the lens and damaging the lens and eyes. Lenses should not be lent to others to avoid cross-infection of eye diseases. You can't wear contact lenses while swimming or bathing.
Why can't you wear expired contact lenses?
Contact lenses have a throwaway cycle. If the contact lens has been opened, the shelf life of the contact lens is calculated from the day it was opened. Contact lenses have a life cycle. The life cycle is the shelf life of contact lenses. For example, if you wear daily contact lenses, you will have to throw them away. If you wear monthly contact lenses, they will have a shelf life of one month. Even if you wear them only a few times, you will still have to throw them away. The shelf life of contact lenses is calculated from the day the lenses are taken apart, not from the number of days they have been worn.
After the shelf life of contact lenses, there will be some cases like lens aging, hardening, lens discoloration, decreased transparency, lens deformation, thickening, an increase of lens protein, and other precipitates. The microbe is easy to deposit, resulting in poor oxygen permeability. If you continue to wear it, it is easy to cause inflammation of the conjunctiva and corneal hypoxia, and the comfort level will be much worse. It is suggested to analyze the case according to your own care. Once the contact lenses have the above cases, they should be replaced in time.