Important Guidelines for Contact Lens Users

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sometime it becomes very difficult for contact lens users to find out a proper guide of handling contact lens. Here are some important tips for successful lens wear and care.

If you want a clear vision, better eye health and maximum comfort you should do:-

  1. Wash and rinse your hands before you handle your lens. Clean, rinse, and disinfect your lens each time you remove them.
  2. Handle your lens with your fingertips, avoiding any contact with your fingernails.
  3. Apply hair spray before inserting your lens.
  4. Apply make-up after inserting your lens.
  5. Store lens in a leak-proof lens case when they are not being worn, and disinfect before use.
  6. Clean and disinfect one lens at a time to avoid mixing up the left and right lens.
  7. Use a lens case that clearly indicates left and right.
  8. Replace your lens and your lens case on a regular basis - visit your eye practitioner to discuss the most suitable lens replacement schedule for you.
  9. Store all contact lens solutions at room temperature (59-86ºF).
  10. Keep the caps of your solutions closed when not in use.
  11. Use solution before expiration date marked on bottle.
  12. Schedule yearly appointments with your eye care practitioner.
  13. Contact your eye care practitioner if you have questions or concerns.

Do not do

  1. Do not re-use any lens care solutions.
  2. Do not use saline to disinfect your lens.
  3. Do not use eye drops or solutions not intended for use with contact lenses.
  4. Do not mix any eye medication with lens care solutions except under medical supervision.
  5. Do not wear your soft contact lens when working in the presence of harmful or irritating vapours or fumes.
  6. Do not use eye make-up in the inner margin of the eyelids as small particles could be transferred onto the surface of your lens.
  7. Do not allow soaps, cosmetics or other substances to come into contact with your lenses.
  8. Do not touch the tip of the bottle to any surface as this may cause contamination.



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