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Is Contact Lens wear safe?

Yes, contact lens wear is safe. If the guidelines given by your Optometrist are followed, contact lens wear can be a very rewarding experience for you.

Some of the guidelines for safe & healthy contact lens wear are:

  • Before inserting or removing your lenses, always wash, rinse with soap & water. Dry your hands properly with lint free towel
  • Rub, rinse and clean lenses before every use and post removal
  • Remove lenses before going to sleep, even extended ones for better eye health
  • Always remove your contact lenses before bathing
  • Keep note of expiration date - Don't use expired contact solution
  • Use Multi-Purpose Solution (MPS) only for rubbing, rinsing and storage of soft contact lenses
  • Clean, rinse and Air dry your contact lens case every week with soap, water & soft brush
  • Change your lens-case ideally every month
  • Use water based cosmetics with contact lenses. First wear lenses, then make-up, First remove lenses, then remove make-up (FIFO)
  • Wear lenses for the recommended duration/ number of hours each day
  • In case you see any unusual/ excessive redness, inflammation, watering from eyes, discomfort, photosensitivity, pain, blurred vision etc. Immediately get in touch with your optometrist.
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