Contact lenses provide many benefits, including excellent vision and comfort.
Problems are rare and are most likely to happen when you don’t take care of your eyes or follow the proper wearing instructions for your lenses.
If your lenses feel uncomfortable, your eyes look red or your vision becomes blurred you should remove your lenses.
If these symptoms don’t improve after you’ve removed your lenses you should contact your optician for advice.
Watch the video below for some helpful tips on a safe way to apply and remove your contact lenses.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Wear!
Follow the advice below and you should avoid any problems.
|DO have regular checkups as advised by your optometrist.||DO NOT use tap water, or any other kind of water on your lenses.|
|DO wash and dry your hands prior to handling your lenses.||DO NOT wet your lenses with saliva.|
|DO rub, rinse and store your lenses in the recommended solution.||DO NOT apply a lens if it is dirty or damaged.|
|DO clean your case with solution, wipe with a clean tissue and air dry after each use.||DO NOT continue to wear your lenses if your eyes are red, uncomfortable or your vision is blurred.|
|DO replace your lens case monthly.||DO NOT re-use or top up solution.|
|DO avoid using aerosols when wearing your lenses.||DO NOT wear lenses left in a case for more than 7 days.|
|DO discard lenses and solutions that are past their expiry date.||DO NOT sleep in your lenses unless advised by your practitioner it is safe to do so.|
|DO wear only the lenses specified by your practitioner.||DO NOT use your lenses for swimming or water sports unless wearing goggles.|
|DO stick strictly to the recommended wearing schedule and replacement frequency.||DO NOT use eye drops while wearing your lenses without advice from your optometrist|
|DO have an up to date pair of glasses to wear in an emergency.||DO NOT wear lenses when showering unless keeping your eyes firmly closed.|