Wearing Contact Lens Guide
Quick Tips :
1.How to insert lens:
- Wash hand.
- Rinse lens with multi-purpose lens solution.
- Pull down lower eye lid and inset lens on lower white eye.
- Look down and close eye for 5 sec.The lens will align to center itself.
2. Remove lens:
- Wash hand.
- Apply or re-witting eye drop may help to remove it easier.
- Squeeze the lens gently with your index finger and thumb.
- Clean the lens in multi-purpose lens solution.
Guideline before wearing contact lenses :
1.Wash your hands so that you don't transfer dirt and germs to your eye. Try to avoid moisturizing soaps, as they are not good for contact lenses. Dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
2.Remove one lens and clean it with the recommended solution. Cleaning removes eye-produced buildup, cosmetics and other debris that impairs lens comfort. The FDA recommends that you rub the lens in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution, even if you are using a "no-rub" product.
3.Rinse the lens again to remove the loosened debris, making sure to take as long as the package directs: Rinsing is an important step.
4.Place the lens in your clean lens case or lens holder and fill with fresh solution; don't "top off" your old solution. Disinfecting kills microorganisms on the lens. Disinfection time varies from product to product; check the package for details.
5.Repeat steps two through four for your other lens.
6.Remember Never use tap water on your lenses. Tap water contains many bacteria that can cause eyes infections.
More Details :
Instructions for wearing "Contact Lens".
Handling Tips :
NEVER touch or try to put in your lens without washing hands,ALWAYS wash hands with mild soap and water and dry with a clean towel before handling lenses.
Work in front of a well lighted mirror with a clean towel or cloth spread over the counter to catch the lens
and keep it clean if it falls.
To avoid confusion as to which lens is which, try to stick to the same sequence every time—most
people always handle the RIGHT lens first (e.g. the right lens goes in first in the morning and comes
out first in the evening) having a labeled contact lens case can help with this.
Keep your fingernails short because long fingernails make contact lens insertion and
removal considerably more difficult.
Handle lenses by the edges and remember that the lenses are mostly water, so if they are out of the
solution for more than a minute they will become dried out, sticky, and difficult to handle. If they
become dried out, put them back into the solution for 10 seconds and they will return to normal be sure
that your hands/fingers remain clean.
Insertion and Removal Tips :
Perch the contact lens on the index finger of your dominant hand halfway between the tip of your
finger and the center of your fingerprint. The edge of the contact lens should be completely up in the
air all the way around and not stuck down to your finger at all. Use the middle finger of your dominant
hand to pull down on your lower lid. You can use your other hand to pull up on your upper lid if
necessary. Look straight ahead into the mirror and try to place the contact lens squarely on the front of
your eye, over the center of your vision. As you slowly remove your finger, you should feel the contact
lens on your eye. GENTLY AND SLOWLY close your eye—if you close quickly and squeeze you will
pop the contact lens out. With your eye closed, apply gentle pressure to your lids with your fingers and
look in around in all directions. When the eye opens, the lens should be fitting comfortably.
To remove, look straight into the mirror, use the middle finger of your dominant hand to pull down on
the lower lid and pinch the contact lens with your thumb and index finger where the colored part meets
the white part of your eye. You will have to apply some pressure to the eye to catch the lens when you
pinch your fingers together.
Cleaning and Caring for your Lens :
Contact lenses can increase the risk of having a serious eye infection if they are not cared for correctly. ALWAYS remove lenses before sleeping and do not swim with lenses in. If you accidentally fall asleep with the lenses in, they will be very dry and may be stuck to your eye when you awake. Use several rewetting drops to hydrate the lens before attempting to remove them. Change lenses at the recommended interval and change to a new case at least every 3 months. If you are not certain of the recommended change interval for your lenses, ask the doctor.
For traditional solutions (Opti-Free, ReNu, Complete, or store-brand equivalent):
Clean and refill case with fresh solution daily before use. Never re-use old solution. Leave lenses in solution for a minimum of 6 hours for complete cleaning. Lenses can be taken directly from solution and placed back into eye.
Clean and refill vial up to etched line with fresh solution daily before use. White case has two sides, one for the right lens one for the left. Open the right lens side and place lens onto the “bum
For hydrogen peroxide-based solutions: (ClearCare,or store-brand equivalent):
Clean and refill vial up to etched line with fresh solution daily before use. White case has two sides, one for the right lens one for the left. Open the right lens side and place lens onto the “bump” in the middle of the case, then flip the lid closed. Repeat for the left lens. Insert the case into the vial and gently twist closed. IMPORTANT: Lenses must sit in solution for a minimum of 6 hours before the lenses can be used. NEVER remove the lenses prior to 6 hours of disinfecting and NEVER use the solution directly in your eyes. Lenses can be taken directly from solution and placed back into eye after 6 hours.
General contact wearing tips :
Lenses can be “lost" underneath upper or lower eyelid. By manipulating eyelids and looking around, you should be able to find the lens and remove it. If you are unable to locate the lens and are certain it is in the eye, call the doctor. Do not simply insert another lens if there is a possibility that there is an old lens or fragment of a lens still stuck under your eyelid.
Soft contact lenses can tear. Never insert a torn or damaged contact lens into your eye.
If your eyes become dry when wearing contact lenses, your eye may feel sticky or your vision may become foggy. Use contact lens re-wetting drops as directed. Dryness tends to be worse towards the end of the day or during airplane travel. Remember that not everyone can wear contact lenses all day every day. If the lenses keep getting try, consider removing them and wearing them for fewer hours per day.
If your eye becomes red or sore or the vision becomes blurry, or if you have discharge, stop wearing lenses immediately and call the doctor.