Specsavers Paisley is highlighting the importance of keeping up-to-date on annual contact lens check-ups. It is thought as many as one in four contact lens wearers do not attend appointments as regularly as they should.
Research by the General Optical Council for Love Your Lenses Week (24-30 March) also revealed that more than one in four (28%) contact lens wearers aged 18-24 don’t always wash their hands before handling their contact lenses. That compares to one in 20 (6%) of contact lens wearers aged over 65.
Contact lens aftercare
Gail Thompson, store director at Specsavers in Paisley said: ‘It is very important to ensure you wash and dry hands thoroughly when handling your contact lenses and touching your eye to reduce the chance of spreading infections.
‘If you are due a contact lens check-up, do get in touch to make an appointment. And if you are thinking of trying contact lenses for the first time, our staff are always on hand to answer questions.’
Fancy a free contact lens trial?
Specsavers offers a free contact lens trial so customer can try before they buy. Anyone who signs up to the direct debit package will also receive free aftercare, eye test and free pair of glasses from Specsavers’ £45 range.