Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

Always thoroughly was and rinse your hands before handling your lenses.
Apply makeup after inserting your contact lenses.
Always handle your lenses gently and avoid contact with fingernails.
Always use the doctor prescribed solution or care kit.
Check to be sure the lens is not inside out.
Be consistent when removing and inserting your lenses so that you do not mix up the right and left lenses. For example – always insert the right lens first & remove the right lens first.
Cases should cleaned in dishwasher monthly and replaced every 6 months.
Understand that sleeping in contact lenses can greatly increase your risk of corneal ulcers/serious complications. Only wear as prescribed.
Close eyes when using aerosol hair products.
If you haven’t ordered an annual supply of contacts, be sure to reorder before you get down to your final pair.

ALWAYS have a backup pair of glasses with a current Rx. Life happens! Allergy season, lost or torn last contact lens, infections, etc. are reasons you need a reliable pair of backup glasses.

Don’ts

Don’t wear your lenses if you are in discomfort or have red eyes.
Don’t wear your lenses if it has a chip or tear.
Don’t wear a lens that has been left out of solution and is brittle.
Don’t use soap that contains lotion or deodorants. They leave residue on your hands and then on your lenses.
Don’t use eye drops that are not specifically made for contact lens use. Not all drops are compatible with contact lenses, this includes “get the red out” products.
Don’t use tap water on soft contact lenses.
Don’t put contact lenses in your mouth.
Avoid wearing lenses in the shower or while swimming due to hygiene concerns and increased risk of losing lenses.