NEWS & TIPS
Preparation of Insertion
Cleanliness is first and most important aspect of proper contact lens care. Establish a routine of good hygiene for handling your lenses.
Insertion of Lens
To avoid mix-ups, develop the habit of always inserting the first lens in your right eye. Before inserting the lens, check to swee if it is free of any nicks or tears. If it appears damaged, throw it away. Check the lens has not turned inside out. Place the lens on the tip of you forefinger and hold above the eye level; you are looking at the bowl of the lens from the inside.
There are other methods of lens placement. If the above method is difficult for you, your Eye Care Practitioner can provide an alternative
Usually, the lens centers itself automatically on the middle of the eye when you insert it and wear it and will very rarely be displaced on to the white of your eye during wear. However, this can occur if inssertion and removal are not performed properly. To center a lens, follow either of these methods.
If your vision is blurred after inserting the lens, check for the following:
b. The lens may be on the wrong eye.
c. The lens may be inside out, which would also make it less comfortable than normal.
Removal of Lens
Always remember the same lens first.
Wash, rinse, and dry your hands thoroughly. Always ensure that lens is on the middle of the eye before attempting to remove it. To locate the lens, inspect the lower area by a mirror while pulling the upper lid up. Then inspect the lower area by pulling the lower lid down.
Once you have found the lens, you can remove it by using the Pinch Method introduced below or any other method recommended by your Eye Care Practitioner.
Caring for Lens and Lens Care
For the continued safe and comfortable use of your lenses, it is important to follow the instructions given to you by your Eye Care Practitioner. Failure to follow the correct lens care regime may result in the development of serious eye problems.
Cleaning and rinsing are essential to remove mucus, secretions, and deposits which may have accumulated during use. Do this immediately after removing your lenses and prior to disinfection. Harmful germs can only be removed bby cleaning, rinsing and disinfecting.