Contact Lens Care
Contact lenses are prescribed by Optometrists to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Taking proper care of your contact lenses is important to keep your eyes safe and healthy.
CONTACT LENS SAFETY TIPS
- Only use contact lens solution to store or rinse your contacts.
- Replace and clean your contacts as often as your Optometrist instructs.
- Replace your contact lenses every time you get a new bottle of solution; typically every 90 days.
- Never sleep in your contacts, unless approved by your Optometrist.
- Dont sleep in your contacts unless they are extended wear lenses.
- Never share someone else’s contacts.
- Never swim with your contacts on as bacteria can build up while you swim.
- If you feel discomfort or your vision changes, remove the lenses and contact your Optometrist immediately.
TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
Single-use lenses that are removed and discarded at the end of each day.
Daily wear contacts. Remove only when sleeping. Clean daily to prevent bacteria build-up.
Can be worn for days at a time.
Your Optometrist will explain the Extended Wear schedule at the time of the exam.
Must be cleaned daily and/or every time they are removed.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CONTACT LENSES
- Wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses.
- Always use the fresh disinfecting solution recommended by your Optometrist for your specific type of lenses.
- Rub each contact lens gently for at least 20 seconds with the disinfecting solution and then rinse each side with a fresh cleaning solution.
- Place the contact lens inside the case with a cleaning solution, making sure the lenses are completely submerged. Check the label for cleaning times.
- Never top-off contact lens solution after it’s been used to clean the lenses. A full bottle of solution should last approximately 3 months.
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