Wearing and Caring for Contact Lenses

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We'll help you with the basics of contact lens wear and care to help keep your eyes safe and comfortable. Inserting and removing contact lenses, caring for lenses, and the importance of following a replacement schedule are discussed below.

Inserting and Removing Contact Lenses

How to put them in:

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  • First, wash your hands, and when you’re done, make sure they’re clean and dry.

  • Using the hand you write with, hold the lens on the tip 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 top lid up.

  • Look up.

  • Gently place the lens on the lower white part of your eye.

  • Remove your pointer finger, and let go of your eyelid.

  • Close your eyes for a second. The lens will centre on your eye.

  • Repeat these steps for the other lens.

How to take them out:

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  • 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.

  • Slide the lens down into 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 Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn once and then thrown away, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of cleaning or storing the lenses.

It is also easy to care for lenses that you use for more than a day. Just be sure to follow the routine your eye care professional recommends. For healthy, comfortable lens wear, choose the proven solution – Bausch + Lomb Biotrue.

Rinsing:

  • Place at least 3 drops of Biotrue multi-purpose solution on each side of lens surface and gently rub for 20 seconds, thoroughly rinse each side of the lens for 5 seconds.
    Based upon your individual tear chemistry and lens-wearing schedule, your eye care professional may recommend additional products or procedures.

Disinfect:

  • Place your lenses in a clean lens case.

  • Fill the case with fresh Biotrue multi-purpose solution.

  • Soak your lenses for at least four hours.*

Now your lenses are ready for the next time you need them.

Store:

  • Never reuse solution.

  • Replace your lens case every month.

Your Replacement Schedule

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Lenses are designed for specific wearing times.  Depending on what’s best for your eyes, your eye care professional may recommend a lens designed for daily replacement, a lens designed for two weeks of daily wear, or a lens designed for one month of daily wear.  

Regardless, it’s really important to follow the replacement schedule your eye doctor gave you – it tells you when you need new lenses. Following it will keep your eyes safe and comfortable – so make sure you stick to it.