Tips for Lens
Whether you’re new to contact lenses or you’re an old pro, these tips should help you get the most out of wearing contact lenses.
Putting in your contact lenses in 4 easy steps:
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger.
With the same hand, pull your lower eyelid down with your middle finger. With your opposite hand, use your index finger to pull your upper eyelid up.
Look up and gently place the lens on the lower white part of your eye.
Close your eye to allow the lens to center. Repeat with the other lens and eye.
Taking out your contact lenses is as easy as 1-2-3:
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Look up and pull your lower eyelid down with your middle finger.
Put your index finger on the lower part of the lens and slide it down onto the white part of your eye.
Gently squeeze the lens with your index finger and thumb to remove it. Follow Biotrue cleaning instructions on package insert.
Never re-use old solution:
Only fresh solution should be used to clean and store lenses, and must be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, even if the lenses are not used daily.
Remove your lenses before showering or swimming:
The US FDA recommends that contact lenses not be exposed to any form of water. If you do wear your lenses while showering or swimming, take care to avoid getting water in your eyes.
Keep re-wetting drops on hand while on an airplane:
Airline cabins have reduced atmospheric pressure, reduced humidity and dry air, which can cause lens dryness and discomfort, especially on flights longer than 3 hours.
Replace your contact lens storage case every month:
Clean the case after every use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings.
Don’t put contact lenses in your mouth:
Never moisten your lenses with saliva, which is full of bacteria and a potential source of infection.
Makeup and Lenses: a primer:
Put your soft contact lenses on before applying makeup.
Avoid waterproof mascara, which may stain your lenses.
Eyeliner should always be placed outside (outer edge) of your upper and lower eyelid to avoid makeup migrating into your tear film.
Keep nail polish and remover, perfume and cologne away from your lenses as they can damage the lenses.
Choose water-based liquid foundations; cream makeup may leave a film on your lenses.
How to stay comfortable while styling your hair:
Blink your eyes frequently while under a hair dryer to keep your eyes from getting dry.
Close your eyes while using hairspray, and for a few seconds afterwards to let the spray settle.