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Contact Lens Tips

  • Attend regular after-care check-ups and eye examinations
  • Always wash and rinse your hands before handling your contact lenses. Dry with a lint free towel
  • Clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses after each use – except Daily Disposable lenses which must be discarded after each wear
  • Use fresh solutions daily
  • Air-dry your storage case when lenses are being worn
  • Carry a lens case containing fresh solution at all times
  • Replace your lens case every month
  • Keep an up to date pair of glasses as a back-up
  • Put your lenses in before applying make-up
  • Avoid hairspray as it can stick to the surface of your lenses

  • NEVER use tap water to rinse your lenses or lens case
  • NEVER wet your lenses with saliva
  • Don’t use your lenses whilst swimming. If you need lenses for swimming use daily disposables and goggles and discard the lenses immediately after swimming
  • Don’t wear your lenses when showering or in a sauna or hot tub
  • Don’t re-use solutions
  • Don’t sleep in your lenses unless they are designed for this purpose
  • Don’t re-use daily disposable lenses
  • Don’t handle lenses after handling onions or chilies until you have washed your hands
  • Don’t wear torn or damaged contact lenses
  • Don’t wear contact lenses if your eyes feel sore
  • Don’t wear lenses beyond their replacement date

Ask yourself three key questions when wearing your contact lenses
  • Do my eyes look ok? – No redness
  • Do my eyes feel ok? – No discomfort
  • Is my vision ok? – No unusual blurriness

If in doubt, take them out!

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