Congratulations, you’ve been fit with contact lenses! The lenses and contact lens solution have been prescribed specifically for your eyes. Contact lenses are medical prescription devices. If not worn and cared for properly, contact lenses can significantly affect your eye health and vision. Remember that follow-ups with your eye care professional is the most important element in successful long-term lens wear.
If you need a reminder on how to put in and out your contact lenses, watch this video!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Always replace your lenses according to the schedule your eye doctor told you.
- Do not use any liquids on your contact lenses besides the contact lens solution prescribed by your eye care professional (this includes eye drops!).
- If you use monthly or 2 week lenses, use fresh solution in the storage case every night. Make sure lenses are completely covered with solution in the case.
- Rinse the contact lens case well after each use and air-dry with the covers off. Replace your contact lens case every 3 months.
- Contact lens wearers should have eye exams every year to make sure their eyes stay healthy.
- Do not sleep in your contact lenses, unless you have special instructions from your eye doctor to do so. If you accidentally fall asleep wearing them, do not attempt to remove them right away. Put eye drops that are compatible with contact lenses in your eyes and wait 2-5 minutes before trying to remove lenses; if they don’t come out easily wait another few minutes and use more drops. Do not remove lenses until they come out easily.
- If your eyes become red, irritated, painful, blurry, or something is just not feeling right, do not wear your contact lenses and book an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.
- Avoid ocean and pool water, sprays, aerosols, harmful vapours or fumes, and definitely toxic or corrosive chemicals while wearing contact lenses.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give us a call!