Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

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What is a Contact Lens?

A contact lens is a thin plastic or silicone disc placed directly on the surface of the eye in front of the cornea to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. Some people use contact lens after a cataract surgery. Apart from these, there are also colored contact lenses for purely cosmetic purposes that can completely change the hue of your eyes. However, for all contact lenses, a prescription from your eye doctor is needed and care should be taken while placing the lens on the cornea gently to avoid further other eye problems.

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Read some Doís and Doníts while wearing Contact Lens-


ē Get a prescription for your contact lenses from an experienced eye care professional.

ē Always practice good hygiene. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling contact lenses.

ē Rinse your lenses in the recommended solution before and after use and store them in the prescribed case after use.

ē Clean the lens case with contact lens solution and air-dry it everyday.

Clean the Lens Case with Contact Lens Solution

ē Use contact lenses correctly as prescribed by your eye care professional.

ē Replace your lens case at least once a month.

ē If your lenses dry out, soak them in the recommended solution for at least 4 hours before you wear the lenses again.

ē Avoid using eye drops while wearing lenses or check with your doctor before applying it.

Avoid Eye Drops While Wearing Contact Lens

ē Use contact lens solution that is prescribed only by your doctor.

ē Discard or discontinue wearing over-aged or damaged contact lenses as they may scratch the eye or cause other eye problems.

ē Contact lenses should be discarded and replaced according to the schedule recommended by the eye care professional.


ē Donít use tap water or any other water to clean your lenses or lens case.

ē Donít wet your lens with your saliva.

ē Donít use the lens if it falls on the floor or on any other surface without proper soaking and storing in the recommended solution.

ē Donít continue to wear the lenses if your eyes are feeling irritated or uncomfortable.

ē Donít reuse the solution. Discard and replace with fresh solution each time lenses are stored.

ē Donít wear your lenses while sleeping overnight.

Donít Wear Your Lenses While Sleeping Overnight

ē Donít wear lenses that are left in the case for more than seven days without cleaning and storing them in fresh solution.

ē Donít switch the solution you use for your lenses without consulting your doctor.

ē Donít share contact lenses or wear any lenses not specified by your doctor.

ē Donít use your lenses in hot tubs, showering or while swimming.

Donít Wear Your Lenses While Swimming

ē Donít skip going for routine eye checkup recommended by your eye care professional.

Donít Skip Going For Routine Eye Checkup

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