Contact Lens Guide
For your eye health, please ensure that your contact lenses are prescribed by registered optometrist. Optometrist should give instructions in proper handling and care of contact lens, which includes contact lens insertion and removal, lens cleaning, disinfection and storage procedures (applicable to non-daily disposable contact lenses).
1. Contact Lens insertion:
Step 1: Peel back the foil closure to reveal the lens before washing your hands. It would be easier to wear the lens with dry hands.
Step 2: Remove the lens from its storage case and examine to be sure that it is moist, clean and free of any nicks or tears. If the lens is damaged, please use a new lens instead. Take out the lens by your forefinger and place the lens on your forefinger (Remark: always wear the lens before applying makeup)
Step 3: Verify that the lens is not turned inside out by checking its profile before you wear the lens. The lens should assume a natural, curved, bowl-like shape. If the lens edges tend to point outward, means the lens is inside out.
Step 4: Lift the upper and pull down lower lid so that you can see the cornea completely, make sure your eyelashes do not obstruct the lens insertion.
Step 5: Keep your both eyes open and hold your eyelids, use the forefinger to place the lens on the eye. When the lens placed on the eye, look down and gently release the fingers. Blink gently to avoid the lens drop out.
2. Contact Lens removal:
Step 1: Wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly. (Remark: remove the lenses before removing makeup)
Step 2: Check and make sure the lens is on the cornea before attempting to remove it.
Step 3: Lift up the upper and pull down lower lid so that you can see the cornea completely, ensure your eyelashes do not obstruct the lens removal.
Step 4: Use your forefinger and thumb to remove the lens and avoid any contact with fingernails.
3. Do not wear contact lenses when any of the following conditions exists:
- Acute and subacute inflammation or infection of eyes
- Severe insufficiency of lacrimal secretion(dry eyes)
- Allergic reactions of ocular surfaces or adnexa that may be induced or exaggerated by wearing contact lenses or use of contact lens solutions.
- If eyes become red or irritated
4. Hygiene and lens handling
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.
- Avoid the use of soaps containing cold cream, lotion or oily cosmetics before handling your lenses, since these substances may come into contact with lenses and interfere with the effect.
- Handle your contact lenses with your fingertips, and be careful to avoid contact with fingernails. It is helpful if you keep your fingernails short and smooth.
- Remove the lens from its storage case and examine it ensure the lens is moist, clean, clear and free of any nicks or tears. If the lens is damaged, please stop to use it.
- Verify the lens is not turned inside out by placing it on your forefinger and checking its profile.
- For bi-weekly / monthly disposable contact lenses, it is important to clean and disinfect the lenses after lens removal. Contact lenses should be disposed and replaced with new lenses according to the recommended wearing period.
5. Personal cleanliness for application:
- Never wear your lenses beyond the period recommended by your optometrist.
- Your optometrist may recommend a lubricating/rewetting solution for you when there is dry eyes and causes discomfort.
- Do not sleep with contact lenses in, it may cause blurry vision or hypoxia of eyes.
- As with any contact lens, regular eye check are necessary to protect the health of your eyes.