7 Lesser-Known Secrets to Safeguard Your Eyes from Infection

  1. Hand Hygiene: Ensure thorough handwashing before touching your eyes or handling contact lenses.
  2. No Sleeping in Contacts: Removing lenses before sleep prevents a breeding ground for infections.
  3. Resist Eye Rubbing: Refrain from rubbing your eyes to avoid introducing harmful microorganisms.
  4. Towel Awareness: Shared towels, especially in public places, can harbor unseen dangers—avoid them.
  5. Lens Case Renewal: Regularly replace lens cases to maintain a sterile environment for your contacts.
  6. Clean Brushes: Dirty makeup brushes can transfer bacteria; clean them and avoid shared cosmetics.
  7. Water Caution: Swimming or showering with contacts exposes your eyes to risks—use protection or remove lenses.