Tips for wearing Contact Lenses

Tips for wearing Contact Lenses

1. Wash your hands thoroughly but avoid scented or oily soaps they may adhere to the lens surface.
2. Always put on the RIGHT EYE first before the LEFT EYE to avoid the possibility of mixing up lenses for the right eye and left eye in case you pick up an infection in one eye.
3. Take the lens out of its case and put it in your
4. Rinse out the lens thoroughly with the contact lens solution. (NEVER USE WATER ON YOUR CONTACT LENSES).

5. Place the contact lens on the tip of your index or middle finger (MAKE SURE YOUR FINGERS ARE COMPLETELY DRY).
6. With the fingers and thumb of your other hand, simultaneously pull up on your upper eyelid and down on your lower eyelid.
7. Position the lens on your eye while looking upward or forward, whichever you find to be easier and apply the contact lens by placing it on the white of the eye closest to your ear.
8. Gently release your eyelids and close your eye.
9. Roll your eyes in a complete circle to help the lens settle, and then blink severally to help center the lens on your eye.

Removing Your Contact Lenses

1.    Always wash your hands before wearing or removing your contact lenses.

2.    If you are standing in front of a sink, use a clean paper towel to cover the drain where the contact lens might accidentally fall.

3.    Look upward or sideways while you pull down on your lower eyelid.

4.    With your index finger, gently maneuver the lens sideways onto the white of your eye.

5.    Gently pinch the lens together with your index finger and thumb and lift it off the eye.

6.    Please keep your fingernails short until you master the art of putting on and taking off your contact lenses, to avoid accidentally scratching and damaging your eye.

DOS AND DON’T OF CONTACT LENS USE

DO make sure contact lenses and lens storage cases are cleaned and disinfected regularly, according to your eye doctor’s instructions.
DO replace contact lenses regularly, according to your eye doctor’s directions.
DO always rub contact lenses when you clean them, even if using a “no-rub” solution.
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DON’T “top off” old solution in your contact lens case. Instead, discard old solution and replace it with fresh solution.
DON’T use your saliva or water to wet contact lenses.

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