• Guidelines for Contact Lens Wear

  • Always Do When You Wear Contacts
    1. Always do check to see if lens is inside out.
    2. Always do put 1 re-wetting drop in eye before removing your contact lenses.
    3. Always do remove and insert the same lens first. "Pick right or left and stick with it"
    4. Always do wash and rinse hands well before handling contact lenses.
    5. Do clean and disinfect after each wearing with fresh disinfecting solution.
    6. Do keep a lens case and lubricating drops with you at all times.
    7. Do keep your nails trimmed to avoid damaging lenses.
    8. Do keep your storage case clean.
    9. Put make-up on after inserting contact lenses.
    10. Do put re-wetting drops in eye with contacts on at least 4 times a day to keep contact lens moist. Re-wetting becomes especially important while doing a lot of near work due to decrease in blink rate. Air conditioning and heating will also dry out contact lenses. If dryness becomes severe, take lenses out, clean and rinse. If dryness persists, call Wohl Optics.
    11. Do keep a pair of eyeglasses in case of eye problems and keep a spare pair of contact lenses especially for trips.
  • Do Not Do This With Contacts
    1. Do not handle a dried-out contact lens until you have placed solution on it and it is hydrated.
    2. Do not handle contact lenses after handling foods such as onions, jalapeno's or other aromatic foods, if you can smell them on your hands, these could be transferred to your contact causing them to be irritating. Wash your hand very well after handling these items.
    3. Do not let your fingernails touch lenses.
    4. Do not over-wear your lenses. Recommended wearing time is 12-14 hours daily for soft lenses and 12-16hours daily for RGP lenses.
    5. Do not put medications (Visine, Murine) in your eyes while you are wearing your lenses. If you do use medications, wait 15 minutes before you insert your lenses.
    6. Do not rest a cap of a bottle down on any surface. Don't touch dropper to eye. This can cause contamination.
    7. Do not rinse soft lenses with tap water or bottled water. Gas Permeable rigid lenses can be rinsed with cool tap water.
    8. Do not soak contact lenses in saline alone. Soak in a disinfecting solution.
    9. Do not swim in contact lenses. Goggles are helpful, but lenses might still wash out.
    10. Do not use disinfecting solution or saline more than one time. Always use fresh solutions daily.
    11. Do not se soaps that contain lotions, creams or perfumes. We recommend Neutrogena soap.
    12. Do not sleep or nap in daily wear lenses. If you accidentally fall asleep, flush your eyes with saline or lubricating drops for several minutes before removing lenses.
    13. Do not wet your lenses with saliva.
    14. Do not use hair sprays around your contacts.