Whether you’re new to contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, below are some helpful Do’s & Don’ts when it comes to contact lens care.
|DO: Stick strictly to the wearing schedule and replace your contact lenses as directed.||DON’T: Extend your lens wear beyond its intended wearing schedule.|
|DO: Clean, rinse, and disinfect your contact lenses with fresh solution the first time you unpack them from their container and each time you remove them. Always remember to use fresh solution.||DON’T: Use saliva, tap water, or anything other than fresh contact lens solutions for lubricating, rewetting, and/or cleaning your lenses.|
|DO: If your eyes become red, irritated, or your vision changes, remove your lenses immediately and consult your eye care professional.||DON’T: Let the tip of solution bottles touch other surfaces – including your fingers, eyes or contact lenses.|
|DO: Always refill your lens case with new solution instead of adding more solution on top of what’s already in your case.||DON’T: Share your contact lenses with others.|
|DO: Always handle your lenses with clean, dry hands. Wash, rinse, and dry your hands thoroughly with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.||DON’T: Be stingy with your lens solution and try to reuse solution.|
|DO: After use, always empty and rinse the lens case with fresh solution and allow the lens case to air dry.||DON’T: Expose your contact lenses to any kind of water. It can lead to infection, even vision loss.|
|DO: Insert contact lenses before applying makeup and remove your lenses before washing off makeup.||DON’T: Sleep while wearing your contact lenses unless the lenses are made for extended wear.|