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Contact Lens Care & Handling Tips


Application and Removal of Contact Lenses


Tips for Clean, Comfortable Contact Lenses

DO:

  • Always wash and dry your hands with a lint-free towel before handling contact lenses.
  • Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses daily. If recommended, rub the contact lenses in multi-purpose solution with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight.
  • Use contact lens solution recommended to you by your eye doctor because not all contact lens solutions are the same.
  • Store lenses in the proper lens storage case and replace the case every 1-3 months. Clean the case after each use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings.
  • Only fresh solution should be used to clean and store contact lenses. NEVER re-use old solution.
  • Use re-wetting drops when lenses feel dry and prior to removing them.
  • Apply makeup after inserting lenses.
  • Always follow the replacement schedule prescribed by your eye doctor and dispose of contact lenses on schedule.
  • Remove contact lenses immediately if you experience any sudden change in vision and/or eye pain, redness, or irritation.
  • Always have current eyeglasses and/or a spare pair of contact lenses available.

DON’T:

  • Use soaps containing lotions, creams or perfume. They can leave a film on your hands that can transfer to the lenses and cause eye irritation.
  • Use tap water or homemade saline solutions to wash or store contact lenses or lens cases.
  • Put contact lenses in your mouth or wet them with saliva, which is full of bacteria and a potential source of infection.
  • Share lenses with others.
  • Do not swim in contact lenses because you could contaminate them.