Congrats on your new lenses and your new look!
With these tips, you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to make contact lenses a part of your daily routine!
Below you’ll find all the advice you’ll need for wearing and caring for your contact lenses....
There’s no denying trying contacts takes some getting used to.
But when you’re ready for contacts, they become a part of your daily routine, and with any new habit, you just need a little practice.
Nervous? Don’t be.
Putting contact lenses in and taking them out is easier than you might think.It may take a few days for your eyes to get used to the feeling of wearing lenses.
If you’re having trouble don’t force it, give yourself plenty of time to get comfortable.
There’s no rush, you can always try again tomorrow
Before you start wash your hands with soap (preferably non-perfumed, anti-bacterial liquid soap), then rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
Check that the lens isn't inside out. To do this, just put the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light.
If the edges flare out, it's inside out.
Some lenses have a 1, 2, 3; indicator—make sure the digits aren’t backwards. It should look like a bowl with straight edges.
Using your right hand gently hold your upper eyelid with one finger so you don’t blink or get your eyelashes in the way, and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your other fingers.
Move the contact lens toward your eye steadily.
Look upward as you place it on your eye, and slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment to allow the lens to settle.
Repeat for your other eye.
Ensure your hands are clean and dry, and start with your right eye, then look up and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.
Bring your index finger to your eye slowly until you touch the lower edge of the lens, and slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it. Repeat for your left lens.
Discard daily disposable contact lenses.
If you wear dailies you can toss them out, but make sure you clean and disinfect bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses.
Caring for your contact lenses is a must when you’re wearing reusable contacts, and it only takes a few minutes to clean your reusable contact lenses with the appropriate solution.
Ensure your hands are washed, clean and dry to avoid irritation.
Always clean your contact lenses immediately after you remove them.
Establish a habit of starting with the same eye.
This way you won’t mix them up, since each eye has its own prescription.
Refer to your contact lens solution instruction guide for further information about how long to soak your contact lenses or how often you should change the solution if you don’t wear them every day.
of your contact lens case with fresh contact lens disinfecting solution.
in the clean, dry palm of your hand, and apply a few drops of your contact lens disinfecting solution.
With one finger, gently rub the lens back and forth on your palm to clean the lens surfaces.
thoroughly with more of your solution, and put it into your clean contact lens case.
for your other lens, and close the case and leave your lenses to soak overnight.
Empty your contact lens case of the old solution.
Rinse it with fresh contact lens solution.
Allow Contact Lens container to air-dry, upside down on a clean tissue.
Replace your contact lens case on a regular basis, every 3 months.
make sure you create a replacement schedule. Here are some tips for setting up a schedule that keeps your eyes comfortable and healthy...
replace your contact lenses on the same day of the week.
Try discarding your old lenses on Sunday night, and starting with a new pair on Monday morning.
mark the date on the lens packet.
It’s an easy way to stay on schedule.
as well as the phone number of your
doctor on the box of contact lenses for quick, easy replacement.