How To Insert Your Lenses
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Eyes come in different shapes and sizes, so you need to have an accurate “fitting” to make sure your lenses will fit your eyes properly. To do this, your optometrist will take concise measurements of your eye and its surface, checking for curvature and other factors that will affect how your lenses fit to ensure a good and comfortable fit of the contact lenses.
You’ll also be asked if your eyes tend to be dry (how dry your eyes are is very important in determining which types of contact lenses are best for you). Your cornea (the front surface of your eye) will be carefully examined to help assess the best design of contact lens for you.
Next, trial lenses will be applied to your eyes so your optometrist can see how well they fit. It takes time for lenses to “settle” on your eyes, so you may wait 10 to 15 minutes after the lens has been inserted before the optometrist checks the fit.
You may need to try on more than one pair before you get it just right. After your optometrist is satisfied that your lenses fit, feel comfortable and give you good vision, you’ll be ready to learn how to take care of them.
Learning to insert (and remove) your lenses is very easy. Most people get the hang of it right away, and even the most nervous patient can expect to have mastered the technique within a week. We will teach you how to handle and care for your lenses.
You’ll also get written instructions to refer to – and you should always call your practice if you have any questions.
Regular aftercare appointments are essential for maintaining the health and comfort of your eyes. At these, your optician will be able to give you reliable aftercare advice and can help if you have any problems with your lenses.
If you are a new wearer, you will need check-ups during the first weeks and months of wear. After that you should have regular check-ups as recommended by your optician.
DO Wash your hands with antibacterial soap every time before handling your lenses.
DO Use the solution provided/advised by your practitioner to clean your lenses well.
DO Use fresh, unexpired solution to store your lenses each day.
DO Replace your lens case every 30 days.
DO Ensure solution bottle is closed after use.
DO Contact your practitioner immediately if your eyes become very red, sensitive to light ot uncomfortable.
DO Keep your appointment for follow up care and remember to wear your lenses at least 2 hours before appointment and bring your spectacles with you.
DO Keep an up to date pair of spectacles.
DO Use eye make up designed for contact lens wearers.
DO Have a complete visual examination every year.
DO NOT Reuse daily contact lenses.
DO NOT Use tap water to wash your lenses or lens case.
DO NOT Sleep in your lenses unless advised by your practitioner.
DO NOT Go over the recommended wearing schedule with your lenses.
DO NOT Dilute or re-use solution in the case.
DO NOT Wear your lenses near aerosol sprays, noxious fumes, welding or electrical sparking.
DO NOT Swim or use spa’s or sauna’s in your contact lenses.
DO NOT Wear lenses if your eyes are red or uncomfortable.
DO NOT Store your contact lenses in saline. It will not disinfect your lenses.
DO NOT Apply drops or eye medication without first consulting your practitioner.
DO NOT Take the advice of other contact lens wearers without consulting your practitioner.
DO NOT Touch the bottle tip to any surface or your eye since this may contaminate the solution or cause injury to your eye.
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