Tips For Successful Contact Lens Wear & Care

In order to help ensure crisp, clear vision, eye health and maximum lens wearing comfort, consider these important tips for successful lens wear and care. These tips will help guide you, but always follow the advice of your eye care professional and read the contact lens manufacturers' instructions

Always:

Putting your lenses in

You may wish to rinse your lenses with Biotrue multi-purpose solution just before putting them in.

  • First, wash your hands and when you're done, make sure they're clean and dry.
  • Using the hand your write with, hold the lens on the top of your pointer finger.
  • With your middle finger on the same hand, pull your lower eyelid down. At the same time, use your pointer finger on your other hand to pull your upper eyelid up.
  • Look up and gently place the lens on the lower white part of your eye.
  • Remove your pointer finger and let go of your eyelids. Close your eyes for a second. The lens will center on your eye.
  • Repeat these steps for the other lens.

Taking your lenses out

To make it easier to take your lenses out, apply rewetting drops just before removing your lens to moisten the eye and make the lens easier to remove.

  • First, wash your hands and when you're done, make sure they're clean and dry.
  • Look up and pull your lower eyelid down with the middle finger of the hand you write with.
  • Put your index finger on the lower part of the lens and slide the lens down onto the white part of your eye.
  • Squeeze the lens gently between your pointer finger and thumb and carefully remove it.
  • Repeat these steps for the other lens.

How to care for your lenses

For lens care instructions and other important safety information, see inside of carton.

Never:

  • Allow soaps, cosmetics or other substances to come into contact with your lenses.
  • Touch the tip of a lens care solution bottle to any surface, including your finger or the contact lens.
  • Re-use any lens care solution.
  • Use eye drops or solutions not intended for use with contact lenses while your lenses are on your eyes
  • Wear your contact lenses in the presence of harmful or irritating vapors or fumes.
  • Wear lenses for more than the prescribed time.
  • Swap contact lenses with anyone.
  • Apply hairspray after putting your contact lenses on.