Safety Reminders

Precautions to be Taken

It is always essential to understand lens care; if ever your eyes become irritated, sore, watery, experience persistent redness, excessive burning or are injured in any way due to the wearing of contact lenses, remove the contact lenses immediately and consult your optometrists if any discomfort continues. If left untreated, it can lead to a variety of eye infections and/or ultimately lead to vision impairment.

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Important Safety Information:

Following medical safety guidance is always advised. Ask your optometrists to ensure that your eye is healthy and fit to take on contact lenses. Follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your optometrists for a healthier and better corneal life.

  • Make sure to replace your contact lens on a regular basis.
  • Always wash your hands before inserting, removing or handling your contact lenses.
  • It is important to keep your contact lenses fresh to prevent bacterial growth and tp avoid infections.
  • Do not lend, borrow, or shared used contact lenses. This may lead to infection or blindness to the eyes.
  • Do not try cosmetic lenses on stores without consulting with a licensed eye doctor.
  • Do not participate in any water sports wearing your lenses.
  • Remove your lenses before you go to bed. Never sleep with your lenses on.
  • Insert your lenses before putting make-up on around the eyes.
  • Remove your lenses before taking your make-up off around the eyes.
  • Have your eyes examined every year and always follow the advice of your eye care professional.
  • These contact lenses may be kept for up to one (1) year after opening with proper care.

 Insertion Contact Lenses:

 

  1. Wash your hands with soap. Rinse thoroughly to get rid of sap residue. Dry your hands with a towel or if possible, an air dryer.
  2. Remove contact lens from its case. Unless the prescription is the same for both, remember to check whether it's for your right or left eye.
  3. Pick the lens using your index finger and thumb. Place the contact on the index finger. Make sure is not inside out: if inside out it will bow out around the edges as a saucer.
  4. Hold eyelid, With the other hand, hold the upper eyelid up and lower lid down.
  5. Move the contact toward your eye slowly and steadily. Look forward and gently place the lens on your eye.
  6. Blink several times to rotate the lens into its proper place. If you feel any pain or discomfort, remove and fully clean it, then try again.

Removing Contact Lenses:

 

  1. Wash your hands with soap. Rinse thoroughly to get rid of sap residue. Dry your hands with a towel or if possible, an air dryer.
  2. Fill your lens case with solution, Fill it in about halfway before you take your contacts out.
  3. Hold eyelids. With your hand, hold the upper lid up and lower lid down.
  4. Pince lens. With your index finger and middle finger of your dominant hand, gently pinch the contact lens and pull it away from your eye.
  5. Rinse the contact. Place the contact in the palm of your hand. Wet your lenses with a few drops of contact lens solution and carefully rub away the built up proteins on your contacts.
  6. Store Lens. Immediately place the lens into the side of the case that corresponds to the eye from which you removed the lens.

 

Cleaning Contact Lenses after Removal:

  1. Place at least 4-5 drops of contact lens solution on your lens. Gently rub against the palm of your hand for 20 seconds.
  2. Thoroughly rinse it out with solution for 5 seconds with you contact lens solution.
  3. Gently place lens on your case. Fill your lens case with your contact lens solution. Soak at least 4 hours. Always use fresh solution and discard solution from lens case after each use.