Contact Lenses Tips

Getting started with contact lenses

Let’s start with the basics.

How to put in your contact lenses

If you’re having trouble putting in contact lenses, this quick video should tell you everything you need to know.

Putting in contact lenses

How to take out your contact lenses

You’ve mastered putting them in, but what about taking them out again? Have a look at this video about removing your lenses.

Taking out contact lenses

Looking after your contact lenses

If you look after your lenses, you’ll look after your eyes. Learn about how to clean your lenses and what you can do to make sure you wear your lenses comfortably.

Cleaning contact lenses

It’s important to clean and take care of your lenses, so that the risk of eye infections is kept to a minimum. If you wear reusable lenses, you’ll need to stick to a cleaning routine to make sure your eyes stay in tip-top condition.

Cleaning your contact lenses

Tips for comfortable wearing

Have a look through some of our top tips for wearing your contact lenses comfortably.

Do

  • Check that the prescription on the lens packaging is correct
  • Check your contact lens solution instructions before use
  • Wash and dry your hands before handling your lenses or touching your eye
  • Insert your lenses before applying eye make-up
  • Return for all the aftercare visits recommended by your optometrist
  • Contact us if you have any concerns or queries, however trivial they may seem
  • Stop wearing your lenses if your eyes become red or sore – contact us for advice
  • Throw away your lenses after the recommended period
  • Clean your lens case regularly and allow it to air dry
  • Replace your lens case regularly
  • Replace the tops of solution bottles after use
  • Use fresh solution to store your lenses
  • Dispose of solution bottles after the recommended period

Don't

  • Wear your lenses longer than advised
  • Ignore problems or discomfort with your lenses
  • Hesitate to contact us if you have a problem
  • Handle your lenses with sharp nails as they can easily tear
  • Use tap water to store, clean or rinse your contact lenses or case
  • Use your lenses for swimming, hot tubs or water sports, unless wearing goggles
  • Wear your lenses when showering unless you keep your eyes firmly closed
  • Lick your lenses
  • Sleep in your lenses (unless advised by your optometrist, as this can increase the risk of infection)
  • Wear your lenses if you are using eye drops prescribed by your doctor
  • Change your cleaning regime without contacting us for professional advice
  • Reuse the solutions of saline in your lens case

Eyes don’t feel quite right?

If you’re concerned about any symptoms you experience, you’ll find information and advice about common eye conditions on our Eye Health section. But if you’re ever really worried, come and see us in store.

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