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Contact Lens Care

Your contact lenses shouldn’t cause you a problem – provided you always treat them with care. It looks like there’s a lot to do here but, really, it only takes a few minutes to keep your contacts in top condition and look after your eyes.

  1. Keep your contact lens case clean. Rinse out between uses and dry
  2. Once a week, scrub out your lens case using saline solution and a clean toothbrush kept specifically for this purpose
  3. Throw away and replace your contact lens case at least every three months
  4. Check contact lens expiry dates. Do not handle the bottle tips and make sure the bottles are properly sealed after use
  5. Never share lens cases
  6. Never “top up” solutions – always pour away old solutions, rinse and add new solutions. Never re-use old solution
  7. Always wash your hands in hand wash if possible before handling your lens. Soap should be fine – but do you know what the last person to use it did with it? We advise anti-bacterial hand wash
  8. If possible, get some lint-free tissues to dry your hands with. Normal towels and tissues leave small traces of fibre on your hands which can cause severe discomfort if transferred to the contact lens surface
  9. Never take your contact lenses beyond their prescribed use period
  10. Don’t sleep in your contact lenses – don’t even nap in them
  11. Don’t leave your contact lenses in water. Any kind of water
  12. Take great care with make-up (ideally using lid care wipes to remove your make-up)

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