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Do' s

  • Wash hands with mild soap and dry them with a lint-free towel before handling and applying lenses
  • Develop the habit of handling the same lens first to avoid confusing the right and left lenses
  • Close the drain of the sink
  • Use hair spray before applying lenses
  • Apply make-up after the lenses are worn
  • Remove lenses before removing make-up
  • Replace eye make-up on a regular basis
  • Keep solution bottles close when not in use
  • Discard solutions if they have passed their expiration date
  • Rinse the lens case with hot water daily and let it air dry
  • Replace the lens case every three months
  • Have a back-up pair of eyeglasses
  • Have a back-up pair of contact lenses
  • Follow your eye care practitioner’s instructions for the appropriate wearing time period
  • Follow the cleaning and storing procedures as recommended by the solution manufacturer
  • Return to your eye care practitioner for follow-up visits as recommended
  • Remove the lenses if you experience redness, pain, swelling or irritation

Don' t s

  • Rub the eyes when wearing lenses
  • Use oil based eye make-up
  • Use moisturizers prior to handling lenses since they can cause stinging and leave a film on the lenses
  • Share eye make-up
  • Use eyeliner on the inner eyelid margin
  • Touch the tip of a lens care solution bottle to any surface, including your eye
  • Top off solutions
  • Use eye drops or solutions not intended for use with GP contact lenses
  • Use tap water to clean your lenses
  • Wear your lenses while swiming
  • Wear your lenses to sleep unless prescribed by your eye care practitioner

Ask your eye care practitioner if you have questions or concerns

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