Care For Your Lenses
Caring for your contact lenses correctly will ensure the best possible experience. Whilst your eye care practitioner would have explained how to handle contact lenses correctly, here are a few important tips.
Firstly, ensure the lens is not inside out (See Fig. 1 & Fig. 2).
Place on your finger to verify the shape. Using your other hand and second finger, hold up the upper lid and hold down the lower lid. Place the lens on the eye (See Fig. 3). Repeat the process for the other eye.
Look up and hold down the lower lid. Gently pinch the bottom edge of the lens and lift it out of your eye with the pads of your index finger and thumb (See Fig. 4). Repeat the process for the other eye.
Cleaning Your Lenses
Disinfecting lenses should be followed. These instructions are normally found on your solution bottle or directed by your eye-care practitioner. If the lenses dry out following the do’s and do not steps outlined below, replace with new lenses or consult with your eye-care practitioner.
Things to Do
- Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handing your lenses.
- Carefully and regularly clean your lenses as directed by your eye-care practitioner.
- Discard your One Day lenses at the end of each day.
- Store your monthly colour lenses in a proper lens case holder with Sofclear Multi-Purpose Solution.
- Always use fresh solution every day to wash and store your lenses.
- Remember to change the solution every few days even if you are not wearing the lenses.
- Change or clean your lens case holder with boiling water regularly to avoid build up of any contamination.
- Put on your soft lenses before applying makeup using fiber and oil free mascaras.
- Remove your lens before removing makeup.
- Consult your eye-care practitioner for advice if you are likely to wear your lenses for sport activity.
- See your eye-care practitioner for your regular scheduled eye examination.
Things Not to Do
- Do not use cream soap when you wash your hands as they leave a film on your skin that can transfer to the lens.
- Do not use hand creams or lotions before handling lenses.
- Do not use tap water or saliva to wash or store your lenses.
- Do not share your lenses with other people.
- Do not use product not recommended by your eye-care practitioner.
- Do not sleep with your lenses.
- Do not use household products (e.g. disinfectants) on your lenses.
- Do not wear your lenses when using eye medications or eye drops (unless as advised by your eye-care practitioner.
- Do not wear lenses more than the recommended duration.
- Do not expose your lenses to water whilst you are wearing them (e.g. bath, showering, swimming).
If you experience any of the following issues with your lenses, immediately remove your lenses and contact your eye-care practitioner.
- Eye stinging, inflammation, burning, itching or eye pain.
- Discomfort from when you have first inserted the lens.
- Blurred or fuzzy vision, unusual eye secretions or redness.
- Rainbows or halos around objects.
- Sensitivity to light.
- Dry eyes.
Any variation to the following should only be performed under the advice of your eye-care practitioner:
- It is recommended that you replace your lenses frequently and care for them daily. Your eye-care practitioner will recommend a wearing regime. Follow their recommendations and make regular visits.
- Our One Day Daily lenses are designed for daily wear and must be discarded at the end of every day.
- Take care when inserting the lens as a scratched eye is vulnerable to infection.
- Discard damaged or scratched lenses immediately.
- Avoid contact between your lenses and any cosmetic products including aerosols.
- Keep lenses out of reach of children.
- Remove lenses in the presence of noxious or irritating fumes.