Do's and Don'ts for Contact Lens Users

Do's & Don'ts for Contact Lens Wearers

Do's in Contact Lens Handling

  • Do clean your lenses in the palm of your hand instead of between your fingers.Clean from center to edge rather than in a circular motion.
  • Do keep soft lenses moist to prevent tearing.
  • Do add a rewetting drop before removing contact lenses.
  • Do wet lenses with saline before picking them  to prevent tearing.
  • Do buy a case with ridges in the bowl and the lid to prevent suction of the lens to the case.
  • Do insert lenses before applying cosmetics and remove lenses before removing cosmetics.
  • Do follow your eye doctotr's intruction for lense care and use only the solutions recommended by your eye doctor.
  • Do keep your contact lens case clean. Scrub lens case weekly with toothbrush and daily cleaner.
  • Do carry a case with you with fresh solutions in it at all times.
  • Do remove your lenses and consult your eye doctor, if you experience reddness, ithcing, irritation or pain.

Don'ts in Contact Lens Handling

  • Do not touch the tip of your bottle with your finger tip or touch your eye with the bottle tip when instilling lubricating drops.
  • Do not hold a lense by the edges. Hold it front to back.
  • Do not share cosmetics.
  • Do not use saliva to wet your lenses.
  • Do not use cosmetics or contact lenses if your eye are irritated or red.
  • Do not slide a lens acrros a flat surface.
  • Do not apply cosmetics or lenses in a moving vehicle.
  • Do not sleep with your lenses unless instructed by your eye doctor

Some Useful Tips While Handling Contact Lenses

  • Always close the cap of the cleaning solution.
  • Keep the cleaning solution in a cool and dark place.
  • Do not swim wearing contact lenses.
  • Never wear disposable lenses after expiry dates.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while doing household cleaning.

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