Getting started right with your contact lenses involves going to a doctor who
provides full-service care. This includes a thorough eye examination, an
evaluation of your suitability for contact lens wear, the lenses, necessary lens
care kits, individual instructions for wear and care and unlimited follow-up
visits over a specified time.
Recommendations for Contact Lens Wearers from the American Optometric Association
1) Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses.
2) Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses, as directed by your optometrist. Rub the contact lenses with fingersand rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover thelens.
3) Store lenses in the proper lens storage case and replace the case at a minimum of every three months. Clean thecase after each use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings.
4) Use only products recommended by your optometrist to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline solution andrewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses.
5) Only fresh solution should be used to clean and store contact lenses. Never re-use old solution. Contact lenssolution must be changed according to the manufacturer's recommendations, even if the lenses are not used daily.
6) Always follow the recommended contact lens replacement schedule prescribed by your optometrist.
7) Remove contact lenses before swimming or entering a hot tub.
8) See your optometrist for your regularly scheduled contact lens and eye examination.
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