Contact lenses should be carefully selected by a qualified specialist. If you want to change the type of contact lenses you are wearing, do not forget to contact your doctor. Every contact lenses wearer should regularly, at least one a year, visit the doctor to check their eyes.
- You should follow doctor’s contact lens care instructions for wearing, cleaning, disinfection and replacement. If you have any doubts, you should seek advice from the specialist.
- If your eyes are red, swollen or painful remove the contact lenses immediately and contact your doctor.
- Try to avoid contaminating the lenses with makeup cosmetics, vaporizers and spending too much time in smoke filled rooms. Put your makeup on after applying contact lenses, but remove it after taking the lenses off.
- Damaged or contaminated contact lenses need to be immediately replaced.
- Long fingernails can serve as a repository for soils and also bacteria. Scratched eye is particularly susceptible to infections.
- Keep your contact lenses away from small children.
- While doing water sports, you can wear the contact lenses only in company of waterproof glasses.
- If you use extended wear contact lenses, make sure you take them off and throw away in the evening before the date of their replacement. In that case new contact lenses should be applied the next morning.
- Contact lenses suitable for reusing should be always cleaned and disinfected according to the instructions.
- You mustn’t sleep in your contact lenses, unless the specialist says so.
- You mustn’t use the contact lenses for periods well beyond the recommended by the specialist.
- Always use compatible products for cleaning and disinfection of your lenses.
- Don’t wear contact lenses if you use any eye drops.
- Don’t use your saliva to wet the contact lenses.
- Don’t use the tap water to clean the contact lenses.