Top 10 Tips for caring for your contact lenses...

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    • Do NOT wear your contact lenses to sleep - this practice increases the chance of infection by 10 times.
    • TAKE your lenses out of your eyes at night, after washing your hands. RINSE and RUB each one in the palm of your hand with a sterile multipurpose solution or hydrogen peroxide. This removes most of the microbes and particulate matter on your lens after wearing them so allowing the disinfectant to work.
    • Place your lens in your storage case with FRESH multipurpose solution or peroxide.
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    • In the morning, REMOVE your lens from the solution in your storage case and place it in your eye (if using peroxide remember to neutralize it).
    • THROW AWAY the solution from your storage case (NEVER reuse it ) and shake the case until it is dry or allow it to air dry (a paper tissue may be needed to wipe it dry).
    • Leave the storage case DRY all day. This kills many contaminating bacteria.
    • CHANGE the storage case every month WHEN you change your ‘disposable’ contact lenses so that a FRESH new lens is used with each NEW storage case. Wearers of non-disposable contact lenses should CHANGE their storage case every month.
    • NEVER wash your storage case or lenses with tap water - this predisposes them to contamination which can cause infection. Only wash the lens or storage case with STERILE solutions.
    • NEVER store your lenses in fresh saline solution or tap water!
    • If you develop a sore red eye, STOP wearing the contact lens at once! The inflammation usually resolves itself but if pain persists for more than 24 hours, visit a doctor or eye-care professional and advise them that you have been wearing a contact lens. TAKE your lens, storage case and cleaning solution with you - it will HELP them establish what has happened. CAREFULLY follow the instructions that you are given.
    <TD vAlign=top colSpan=2>If you have any of the following:

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    • an eye disease
    • a dry eye
    • are using regular drugs for your eyes
    • diabetes
    • suffer from repeated infections
    • are aged under 15 or over 65
    <TD vAlign=top colSpan=2>You must discuss your suitability for wearing contact lenses with your optician, optometrist or eye care doctor

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