(Contact lenses (tips for wearing and caring

(Contact lenses (tips for wearing and caring

?How long can I wear my contact lenses

Replace you lenses as often as the eye care professional suggests, if you don’t wear them every day. When you wear lenses for more days than you should, or when you sleep with lenses, that aren’t made for overnight wear, you are the risk of eye infections

Before you touch your lenses

Always wash your hands before you put your lenses in or take them out

Putting in your lenses

Start with same eye each time so you don’t mix up the right and left lenses

Cleaning and storage

A multipurpose solution lets you clean, rinse, disinfect and store your lenses

Water and lenses don’t mix

If you are out of contact lens solution, don’t rinse your lenses with tap water. Water sometimes has microbes that can cause serious eye infections

The contact lens case

Clean your lens case as carefully as you clean your lenses. You should rinse it at least every night with disinfecting solution

When your lenses hurt

A lens might feel uncomfortable if there is something on or under it or if its inside out. Take the lens out and rinse it with rewetting drops to remove the dirt or dust

Make up tips for lens wears

Put on soft contact lenses before you apply makeup

Put on your gas-permeable lenses after you have put on your makeup

Use non-allergenic makeup

Don’t apply eyeliner to your inner rims, between lashes and your eye

Contact lenses and sports

You can wear your lenses for most sports and activities. They don’t fog up like glasses and give you better peripheral vision. Avoid contacts in the water when you are swimming in lakes

Keep your glasses

Even after you get contact lenses, you’ll probably still wear glasses sometimes. You should keep a pair of up-to-date prescription glasses for when you can’t wear your contacts for some reasons

Visit an eye care professional

If you are thinking about contact lenses, see an optometrist first, because contacts come in different materials, shapes and strengths that don’t match the prescription of your glasses. Hence optometrist can fight the right prescription and fit lenses exactly to your eyes