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Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and dry them before handling your lenses  

Do not use tap water, or any other water, on your lenses or lens case

Rub, rinse and store reusable lenses in the recommended solution before and after use

Always recap your solution bottle after use

Empty the lens case completely each day – never top up your solution

Rinse the lens case with solution, wipe clean with a tissue then air dry uncapped and face down on a tissue after each use

Replace the lens case with a new one every month

Discard daily disposable lenses after each use

Leave your lenses off if your eyes don’t feel good, look good and see well, and consult your practitioner without delay

Don’t sleep with your lenses on unless specifically advised by your practitioner

Avoid wearing your lenses for swimming unless using goggles (or wear single-use lenses and discard them after swimming)  

Remember, your lenses and solution have been chosen specifically for you and your eyes – don’t change your lens type, the way you wear them, or use any other solution without your practitioner’s advice

If you are unsure about any of these steps please ask your practitioner

Reproduced with the kind permission of the British Contact Lens Association