Soft Disposable Contact Lenses
Spherical and Toric (Astigmatism Correction) Lenses
FAQs on Soft Disposable Contact Lenses
Replace your contact lenses as often as your optometrist suggests, even if you do not wear them every day. When you wear contact lenses for more days than you should, or when you sleep in contact lenses that are not made for overnight wear raise an risk factor of eye infection.
Always wash your hands before you put your contact lenses in or take them out. DO NOT use oily or heavily scented soaps. Dry your hands well with a lint-free towel. Put in your contact lenses on before applying any moisturiser. The residue from moisturising lotions can stick to your contact lenses.
Start with the same eye each time to avoid mixing up the right and left contact lenses. Use your index finger to slide the contact lens out of the package or case and into the palm of your hand. Rinse it with the contact lens solution recommended by your optometrist. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger. Pull your lower eye lid down with the middle finger of the same hand and hold your upper lid with your other hand. Place the contact lens directly on the iris of your eye. Gently release your eye lids, and blink.
Wash your hands before removing any contact lens. To remove soft contact lenses, pull down your lower eye lid. Look up or to the side, and gently move your contact lens to the white of your eye. Using your thumb and index finger, gently pinch the contact lens and lift it off your eye. For rigid gas permeable contact lenses, push your upper and lower lids parallel to your contact lenses with each of your middle finger, gently push the contact lens out of your iris.
Consult your optometrist before getting any cleaning and storage contact lens solution. A multipurpose contact lens solution lets you clean, rinse, disinfect, and store your contact lenses. Though some multipurpose contact lens solutions indicate “No-rub”, research suggests that rubbing helps your contact lenses to clean better. With hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution you put your contact lenses in a basket that is guided by your optometrist. Never use hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution to rinse your contact lenses. Saline is recommended for rinsing for all hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions.
Always wash your hands before you put your contact lenses in or take them out. DO NOT use oily or heavily scented soaps. Dry your hands well with a lint-free towel. Put on your contact lenses before applying make-up. Remove your contact lenses before you remove all your eye make-up.
Non-allergenic eye makeup products are recommended. Cream eye shadows are better than powder to avoid eye irritations. Water-based eye makeup products are recommended. Replace your eye makeup products every 3 months to avoid contamination to your eyes.
No. NEVER use tap water, bottled water or distilled water to replace any of your contact lens solution to avoid contamination.
Contact lens storage case should be replaced every month. Researchers from recent published online study, Eye and Contact Lens suggested there was incidence of fungal contamination found in multi purpose contact lens solution that stored inside the contact lens storage cases.
No. The recent study also found hydrogen peroxide to be less effective than multi purpose contact lens solution. All contact lens solution storage should be disposed once every insertion of contact lenses. DO NOT top up with overnight contact lens solution.