Envision Optical
Optometrist in QLD and NSW

5 Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

June 16, 2015
Posted By: Envision Optical

Helpful Contact Lens Tips

Plenty of Gold Coast folk are wearing contact lenses to ensure clear vision to enjoy our outdoor lifestyle. Looking after your contact lenses is important for your eye health and best possible vision. We’ve put together 5 tips for soft contact lens wearers.

1. How to Put in Contact Lenses

See our youTube video on “How to Put in Soft Contact Lenses”

2. Don’t wear your contacts if you are sick

Its much more likely that you can get an eye infection as you are immuno-compromised.  Far better to leave them out for a few days especially with the flu, because a viral eye infection is really painful!!

3. Applying makeup

Always put your lenses in BEFORE you do your makeup. It stops it getting on the lenses, plus you won’t smear all your hard work. Depending on your prescription it can make it a LOT easier to see what your are doing a well. Take your lenses out before removing makeup at the end of the day

4. Cleaning your contact lens case regularly is essential for healthy contact lens wear

Multiple studies have shown that the lens case is a major source of infections related to contact lens wear. We’ve seen some grotty ones in our time: even green fungus! Its essential to discard the used solution when you insert your lenses, then rinse out the case with disinfectant solution. Next you should wipe out the case with a clean, dry tissue before letting it air dry. Once a week rinse the case with boiled hot water then again wipe dry with a tissue and air dry.

5. Cleaning Contact Lenses

Cleaning your contact lenses is important to ensure you are looking after your eye health. See our video on “Cleaning Your Disposable Soft Contact Lenses” from our youTube channel.