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Love Your Lenses Week (13–19 June 2022)

Love Your Lenses Week is the perfect time to review how you wear and care for your contact lenses. Here’s a handy checklist of steps all contact lens wearers should follow to help keep their eyes and vision healthy…


  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water 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
  • 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
  • Don’t sleep (or nap) with your lenses in unless specifically advised by your practitionerDiscard daily disposable lenses after each use and replace extended wear contact lenses according to the schedule advised by your practitioner
  • Leave your lenses out if your eyes don’t feel or look good and consult your practitioner without delay
  • Avoid wearing your lenses for swimming unless you wear well-fitted goggles
  • 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. And, never share your lenses with anyone else.

Speak to the team at your local optical practice if you’re unsure about any aspect of wearing or caring for your contact lenses. They are always happy to help.


(Based on information provided by British Contact Lens Association)


Published: 15 June 2022