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Here are some simple rules all contact lens wearers should follow to keep their eyes looking and feeling healthy and bright...

•  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 eye care practitioner.

Reproduced with the kind permission of the British Contact Lens Association www.bcla.org.uk

Click here to download a copy of our wearing and caring for contact lenses leaflet.