Contact lenses Care and Instructions.
Contacts Lens Care
Contact Lens Care and Instructions
Call our office if you experience any of the following:
- Eye Pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Reduced or cloudy vision
- Excessive tearing
These are signs of an infection and getting treated sooner than later is very important.
New Soft Contact Lens Wearer
- 4+2 Rule
- 4 hours first day, add 2 hours each day until reach advised maximum wear time of 8-12 hours
- If your contacts become uncomfortable at any time, remove them and let your eyes rest. Try again the next day. Everyone has different adaptation times and taking breaks it always okay.
- Always wash your hands with soap and water before handling with contacts. Dry hands with lint-free towel.
- If inserting or removing contacts over sink, beware of your contact lens falling down the drain
- Start with right lens to avoid confusing which lens goes into which eye
- If you drop a contact lens on the counter or floor, rinse lens off with solution and rub contact up and down and side to side to remove remaining debris
Soft Contact lens Do’s and Don’ts
- DO NOT SLEEP, SHOWER, OR SWIM in your contacts unless told otherwise by your optometrist
- Do not use tap water or saliva with your contacts
- Do not wear your contact lenses when you are sick with a cold or flu
- Do not rub your eyes
- Recap solution bottle after use
- Replace contact lens case with a new one every 1-3 months
- Have a back up pair of glasses
Contact Lens Care Product Recommendations by Dr. Jacqueline Le
- Contact Solution Care System: Optifree PureMoist, BioTrue
- Rewetting Drop: Refresh Optive, Systane Ultra, Refresh for contacts
- Other: Hydrogen Peroxide Based: Clear Care
To maximize success, we recommend yearly contact lens comprehensive eye exams