To reduce the risk of discomfort and infection:
- Wash your hands and dry them thoroughly before touching your lenses or your eyes
- Follow the lens care advice as given by your optician and the instructions with the solution
- Discard solution and lenses by the expiry date given on the label.
- Clean your lens case daily with your lens care solution, wipe out with a clean tissue and leave upside down on a fresh tissue.
- Replace your lens case as recommended by your optician – usually monthly.
- Replace the cap of the solution bottle when not in use.
- Ensure the tip of the solution bottle doesn’t touch ANYTHING
- Always use fresh solution
- Only use solutions or drops intended for use with contact lenses
To reduce the risk of transferring makeup to the lens surface, and as a bonus, you can see what you’re doing:
- Apply lenses before you put makeup on
To reduce the risk of displacing a lens and getting it stuck under the eyelid, and the chemical formulation of makeup remover can be damaging to the lens material:
- Remove lenses before you take makeup off
To reduce the risk of mixing them up:
- Handle the same lens first
Avoid letting ANY water come into contact with your lenses:
- Because there are some serious, sight threatening bacteria which live in water. They cannot usually get a grip on a healthy eye, but a contact lens surface is a different matter!
Avoid wearing lenses in the presence of harmful or irritating vapours or fumes
- Particles in the air can adhere to your lenses, causing discomfort and damage to both lenses and eyes
Keep your lenses for YOU
- Sharing lenses puts you and others at risk of serious complications.
Schedule and attend regular appointments with your eyecare professional
- This ensures your eyes are safe and well and that you can legally buy lenses.