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Contact Lens care
Which way is the Right way? How can I tell if my contact lens is inside out?
Make sure it looks like half a ball, not a soup bowl with a rim.
Some contact lenses also have a brand name marked, on the edge to help you.
If you can read it properly, the lens is not inside out.
Proper Contact Lens Care?
1. Remove contact lenses before eye contact with water
Contact lenses should remove prior to swimming, showering or bathing.
2. Wash hands before handling lenses
Hands should be washed thoroughly with soap
Hands should be dried well before touching contact lenses.
3. Clean contact lenses
Contact lenses should be properly cleaned according to the instructions.
4. Disinfect contact lenses
Proper disinfectant should be used to disinfect lenses; plain saline or rewetting drops are not disinfectants because they don't kill bacteria.
5. Use fresh products
Each time you place your lenses in the case, or rinse them with solution, use fresh cleaning or disinfecting products.
6. Discard used solution
Throw out solution. Never reuse it or top it off with fresh solution.
7. Store contacts in lens cases
Contact lenses should always be stored in a clean and disinfected case.
8. Keep lens cases clean and dry
Storage cases should be irrigated with sterile contact lens solution (not tap water), and left open to dry after each use to reduce the risk of water-loving bacteria taking up residence. They should be replaced every three months, at least.
9. Replace contacts regularly
Contact lenses should be replaced when their scheduled wear time is up.
10. Replace contact lens storage case regularly
Contact lens cases can encourage bacteria growth if not cared for properly. Lens cases should be kept clean and replaced every 3 to 6 months. Inexpensive cases, or the ones included with contact lens care kits, are safe and sufficient.
11. Warning signals for contact lenses
If you have any pain, burning, redness, tearing or sensitivity to light while wearing any type of contact lenses, see your eye care professional immediately.