Contact Lens
wearing Instructions

INSERTING

1. Wash your hands thoroughly.  This will reduce the risk of infection.

2.  Make sure the contact lens is the right way up. Soft contact lenses can flip inside out. If the contact curves inwards then it’s the right way. Inside out contact lenses will cause discomfort and blurred vision. 

3. Place the contact lens on your index finger.

4. With the opposite hand hold open your upper lid. Using your middle finger hold open your bottom lid.

3. Using a mirror, look straight ahead at your reflection and place the contact lens on the eye.

4. Blink a couple of times. If the lens feels off center then move your eye around until settles. 

5. Rinse the now empty contact lens case with hot water and allow the contact lens case to air dry throughout the day.

REMOVING

1. Wash your hands thoroughly.

2. Using a mirror, looking straight ahead.  With your thumb and index finger use a pinching action to buckle and remove the contact lens from your eye.  

CLEANING 

1. Place the contact lens in the palm of your hand.

2. Place a few drops of solution on the contact lens. 

3. Rub the contact lens in a forward/backward motion for 10 seconds.

4. Flip the contact lens over and rub the other side of the lens for 10 seconds. 

5. Store the lenses in the contact lens case and 2/3rds fill the case with fresh contact lens solution.  Be careful to store the R lens on the side of the case labelled R and vice versa with the Left lens.

Things to do

DO

Always wash your hands prior to handling your contact lenses

Initially it is important that you allow some time for your eyes to adapt to contact lens wear.  The first day you wear your lenses, we recommend a maximum of four (4) hours of wear, increasing two (2) hours per day until you are wearing lenses all day if you wish 



Put a plug in the sink to avoid losing the lens down the drain.  If you drop the lens rinse it thoroughly with contact lens solution (Not water) 

Replace the soaking solution each time lenses are stored in the lens case

Dispose of contact lens solution 2 months after opening


Check expiry dates on contact lens solution bottle 


Clean lens case every wear – Rinse and allow to air dry 

Replace the lens case every 3 months 

Insert lenses in eyes before applying any makeup or creams to your face

Things not to do

DON’T

Don’t rinse soft contact lenses in ordinary tap water.  Uses Acuvue contact lens solution for rinsing cleaning and storing

Don’t wear your contact lenses if your eyes are irritated or infected in any way 

Don’t wear a torn or damaged contact lens

Don’t sleep with contact lenses in your eyes unless you have been advised it is safe to do so.  There are specific contact lenses (Silicon Hydrogel) which are safe to leave in during sleep.  If you wish to consider this wearing option please discuss this with our Optometrists.

Don’t wear your contact lenses if your are sick