Ensure your finger nails are short, clean and
Always wash your hands prior to lens insertion and removal.
Ensure contact lenses are visibly clean and not
damaged prior to insertion.
DO NOT allow TAP WATER or any other
solution to come into contact with your contact
If you are able, remove your contact lenses
from your eyes if in contact with noxious or
Always use fresh contact lens solution to clean and store your contact lenses after each time
you wear them.
Clean your contact case each time you remove your lenses from it with contact lens solution and allow to dry.
Replace your contact lens case monthly.
Insertion and Removal
Putting in and taking out your lenses is safe and easy once you know how.
. Make sure you have a good light source.
. Work over a flat clean surface – it makes it easier to find a dropped lens!
. A mirror with a magnifying side may be useful.
. Have your tissues handy.
The following guidelines will help you when inserting and removing your contact lenses. Remember to follow the advice given at your contact lens teach.
Inserting Your Contact Lens
. Always check the lens for flaws and ensure it is the correct way round.
. Hold eye lids as far apart as possible.
. Insert lens while looking straight into the mirror.
. Once in place roll your eye up, down, left and right.
. Close eye and gently rub the lid.
Removing Your Contact Lens
. Concentrate on the reflection of your eye in the mirror.
. Tilt your head forward slightly and hold your lower eye lid down with one hand.
. Place the forefinger of your other hand onto the centre of the lens and slide the lens down.
. Bring your thumb in to join the forefinger and pinch the lens.
. The lens should fold up quite easily and be removed from the eye between your thumb and forefinger.
Re-Centring the Lens
Occasionally the lens will slip onto the white of the eye, this is more likely in the initial stages when more tears are produced or through inexperience in lens handling. You can re-centre a lens by doing one of the following.
. Close the eye and gently massage the lens through the closed lids back onto centre.
. Using a mirror and the tips of your forefingers on your lids, simply push the lens back into place.
Cleaning Your Lens
Always refer to the directions with the solutions if unsure.
Wash your hands.
. Place one lens in the palm of your hand and put a few drops of cleaning solution over it, using your little finger rub both sides for about 20 seconds, there is no need to turn the lens over.
. Rinse thoroughly with the solution provided Not with tap water.
. Your recommended solutions are:
. Recommended wearing time:
. Next appointment advised:
Questions & Answers
Q, Can a contact lens get lost in my eye?
A, No contact lenses cannot move behind the eye. In the unlikely event that they do slip out of place, it is easy to re-position them.
Q, What should I do if my eye is sore or red or I experience any other unusual symptoms?
A, Remove the lens immediately, if the problem stops, insert a new fresh lens if the problem continues contact us for an appointment ASAP. Remember symptoms are a warning sign, if in doubt take them out.
Q, What if I lose of damage a lens?
A, Don’t worry – use another lens from your supply- then let us know and we will replace your lens.
Q, Can I swim in my lenses?
Q, Can I shower in my lenses?
A, Ideally no, but if you do try not to get water on the lenses.
Q, If I can’t remove the lens what do I do?
A, rather than make your eye sore, go and do something else for a few minutes then try again. In exceptional circumstances go to bed and try again in the morning if you are still not successful contact us and we will arrange to help you.