- ALWAYS wash your hands with soap and water.
- DO NOT use saliva, tap water, or anything other than recommended contact lens solution to clean your contact lenses.
- DO NOT wear contact lenses overnight unless given approval by your doctor.
- DO NOT wear your contact lenses beyond the replacement schedule recommended by your doctor.
NOT wear your contact lenses while bathing, showering, or engaging in
water activities. This will put you at risk for a sight-threatening
infection. Use water tight goggles if going underwater with contact
lenses, then dispose of your lenses after each use.
- DO NOT instill prescription eye drops while wearing contact lenses.
examine your contact lenses before putting them in your eyes. Don’t
wear contact lenses if they are uncomfortable of appear ripped or
damaged. If the lens has dirt, an eyelash or foreign body on it,
thoroughly clean, rinse and disinfect the lens.
your contact lenses feel uncomfortably dry, either take them out and
put on your back up glasses or instill contact lens re-wetting drops. Recommended brand: Blink Contacts.
- ALWAYS have a back-up pair of glasses updated.
the event of a suspected eye infection, remove your contact lenses, use
back-up glasses and call your doctor. Symptoms of an eye infection
include a reddish or pinkish coloration of the eye, an irritating dry,
gritty or foreign body sensation, pain, blurring of vision or discharge.
- Minimize contact lens wear when you are sick or during allergy flare-ups.
of which cleaning/disinfecting solution you use clean lenses with a rub
and rinse method. This step should be done immediately upon lens
removal rather than waiting until the morning.
fresh solution should be used to clean and store contact lenses. Never
re-use old solution. Change your lens solution everyday even if the
lenses are not used daily. Wash contact lens case with soap and water or
put on the top rack of the dishwasher at least weekly. Replace contact
lens case regularly.
lens prescriptions are valid for 1 year. A contact lens prescription
may be held from release if the patient is non-compliant with the
wearing schedule or proper lens care.
- After your initial contact lens fitting, you have 3 months of follow up care.
Videos on insertion and removal from contact lens manufacturers.
Title: "Insertion and Removal instruction of soft lenses”
Title: " Insertion and Removal instruction of Rigid Gas Permeable lenses”
Title: "Proper Lens Replacement”