Step-by-Step Lens Care Instructions

Contact Lens Care and Instructions


Disinfecting Your Lenses Before Use:

1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel.

2. Open your new lens package; pour the first lens and storage fluid from the lens case into your palm.  Inspect it for particles, deposits and small crack or tears. 

3. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution onto the lens in your palm.

4. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

5. Fill your case with fresh contact lens all purpose solution; place the lens in the storage case to disinfect

6. Repeat 2 through 5 with the second lens. 

7. Ensure that the lenses sit in fresh solution for a minimum of 6 hours before wearing them for the first time, to ensure disinfection.

8. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection. 


Inserting Your Contact Lenses: 

1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel.  If any cream, lotion, dust or lint gets on the lens it can cause irritation, blurriness or even infection, also wet fingers can cause a soft lens to flatten or stick to your finger.

2. Avoid using your fingernails, your lenses are delicate and can tear easily if not handled carefully.

3. Pour the first lens and storage fluid from the lens case into your palm. Inspect the lenses for particles, deposits, small crack or tears. 

4. Place the lens, cup side up, on your dry index finger. 

5. Check that the lens is not inside out. If it is right side out the edge of the lens will appear almost straight up. If it is inside out the edges will flare out. 

6. Hold your upper eyelid open and pull your lower eyelid down with your other hand, to prevent blinking.  Tilt your head slightly back and look up.

7. Place the lens onto the lower part of your eye. Release your eyelids one at a time, lower lid first, and then the upper one. This should slide the lens into place in the center of your eye.

8. It can take a few moments for your eye to become accustom to the lens; if your lenses feel dry or if your vision is blurred blink several times or apply one or two comfort drops (eye drops). 

9. Repeat this procedure with the second lens.

10. If you work with your lenses near the sink, close the drain.  If the lens drops in the sink, you should disinfect the lens again. 

*It is advisable to place solution in your lens carrying case and carry it with you at all times. You never know when you may have to remove your lenses.


Removing Your Contact Lenses: 

1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel

2. Place your index finger on the lower eyelid of your eye pulling the eyelid down and look up.

3. Touch the lower edge of the lens with the tip of your index finger and slide the lens downward. 

4. Squeeze the lens lightly between the thumb and the index finger and then gently remove the “folded up” lens from the eye.

5. If you have difficulty removing the lens, place a few comfort drops in the eye, wait a few minutes and try again.

6. Upon removal, place the lens in your palm ready to be cleaned.


Cleaning Your Lenses After Removal:

1. You must clean and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them.

2. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution into your palm.

3. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

4. Rinse the lens thoroughly with more all purpose solution. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.


Storing Your Lenses for Disinfection: 

1. Fill your case with contact lens all purpose solution. Place your lenses in the storage case; you must store the lens for a minimum of 6 hours for disinfection to be complete before putting it back into your eye.

2. If a soft lens dries out, it will shrivel-up and can break easily.  A dried lens can be re-hydrated in the recommended solution. 

3. Never store soft lenses in tap water, mineral water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as there is a risk of infection.

4. Our Halloween contact lenses will last for 3 months (90 uses) with daily wear, or up to one year with occasional use and proper care and cleaning. Our Colored Contact Lenses are designed to be two week disposable, which means that they should be replaced every 2 weeks if worn daily. They will however last in excess of 3 months with occasional use and if handled with care.

* These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

Article ID: 42, Created On: 2/22/2012, Modified: 2/5/2013