- Wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly each time you handle your contacts.
- Check the contact lens to be sure it is not inside-out before insertion.
- Use only those contact lens products approved by your eye doctor.
- Follow these steps for cleaning your contacts (if using reusable lenses). These steps apply to multi-purpose cleaners such as Revita Lens and Opti-Free. If your doctor has recommended a different cleaning system, please ask about specific instructions.
- Clean by rubbing gently with contact lens solution. The FDA recommends rubbing even if you are using a "NO RUB" product.
- Rinse the contact lens with solution to remove loosened debris.
- Disinfect the contact by soaking in solution overnight. Never reuse or top off old solution. Use fresh contact lens solution each time lenses are cleaned and stored.
- Clean your contact lens case after contacts are inserted by rinsing with contact lens solution. Leave the case open to dry.
- Replace the contact lens case at least every 3 months.
- Apply eye make-up after inserting your contacts.
- Have a current pair of eyeglasses in case there is a problem with your contacts.
- Remove your contacts immediately if they become uncomfortable. Try to clean and reinsert the contact lens.
- If you experience persistent eye redness, irritation, discharge or vision change, discontinue contact lens wear and make an appointment to see your eye doctor.
- Replace your lenses as directed by your eye doctor. Your contacts are replaced every: (Please circle) DAY, 2 WEEKS, MONTH, 2 MONTHS, 3 MONTHS
- If you are a new contact lens wearer, please follow our recommended wearing schedule. Your eyes will need to slowly adapt to wearing contact lenses.
Recommended Wearing Schedule:
Day 1 : Maximum 4 hours
Day 2 : Maximum 6 hours
Day 3 : Maximum 8 hours
Day 4 : Maximum 10 hours
Day 5 : Maximum 12 hours
- Sleep in the contacts unless they were prescribed for overnight wear by your eye doctor. Sleeping in contacts may cause serious eye infections.
- Wear contacts for any activity involving water, such as swimming, showering or using a hot tub. You may wear contacts if swim goggles are used over the contact lenses.
- Store your contacts in tap water, saliva or any solution that is not approved for contacts.
- Share you contacts with friends or family. They are specific for your eyes only.
- Insert a contact lens into an eye that is red, irritated or painful.
- Miss your follow-up visits. Only a thorough evaluation by your eye doctor can determine how your eyes are responding to the contacts. Early signs of problems may not cause symptoms and routine follow-ups will help prevent such problems.
Christenson Vision Care (715) 381-1234
** Please call if you have problems or questions. Let us know immediately if you lose or tear a trial contact lens. You must wear your trial contacts into your 1 week follow-up appointment.