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CONTACT LENS HYGIENE,
INSERTION & REMOVAL
1. WASH UP
Before handling your lenses, wash hands, rinse well, and dry with a lint free towel. Fingernails should be short to avoid damaging the lenses or scratching your eye.
2. RINSE OFF
Remove lens from the case and rinse with contact solution. To avoid possible mix-ups, take the right lens first each time.
Place the lens on your forefinger to inspect it for cleanliness and determine if it’s right side out.
4. INVERTED LENS
If the lens is in the correct position, the edges will appear almost straight up. When inverted, the lens edges will flare out slightly. This is often difficult to determine until you have had a little practice.
a. Hold the upper lashes (not the lid) to prevent blinking
b. Pull the bottom eyelid down
c. Focus on a steady point with the eye you are not putting the lens on
d. Place the lens on the central cornea, not to the side
e. Do not blink until the lens is in place.
One or two eye drops of the lens lubricant are recommended if your lenses feel dry or if blurry vision occurs while wearing. Eyedrops may also be helpful prior to removal if your lenses feel dry or sticky.
Wash and dry your hands before removal. Slide the edge of your lens down on the white part of your eye (sclera). Then gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and forefinger to remove.
Your contacts must be cleaned after wearing. Place the lens in your palm, put a drop or two of cleaning solution on it and rub in a straight back and forth motion.
9. CLEAN CASE DAILY
After removing your lenses from the case, rinse your case well with contact lens solution and allow it to air dry before refilling with fresh solution.
10. STORING LENSES
When soft lenses are stored in the case, always immerse in the prescribed disinfecting or soaking solution. CAUTION: Never store soft lenses in tap water, mineral water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution.