Instruction in Care and Handling
Soft Contact Lenses
lenses, wash hands, rinse well and dry with a lint
free towel. Fingernails should be short and smooth
to avoid damaging the lens or scratching the eye.
One or two drops
of lens lubricant is recommended if your lens feels
dry or if blurred vision occurs while wearing.
Inspect the lens
for any rips or tears. Also, make sure that the lens
is not inverted. To ensure the lens is not inverted,
place the lens on your fingertip to inspect it.
If the lens is in the correct position, the edge
of the lens will appear almost straight up. If the
lens is inverted, the edges will flare out slightly.
There are a number of lens manufacturers that
have numbers or letters etched into the lens that
act as an inversion indicator.
Wash hands before
removal. Slide your lens down onto the white of your
eye, then using your thumb and forefinger, gently
squeeze the lens and pull away from your eye.
With the index
finger of the left hand, firmly hold the upper
lashes (not the lid) to prevent blinking. Hold the
bottom lid down with the middle finger of your right
hand. Now focus your sight on a steady point using
the opposite eye. Place the lens on the center of
your cornea, not the side of your eye.
lenses MUST be cleaned after wearing. Make sure your
hands are clean and lint free. Carefully place the
contact lens in the palm of your hand. Place three
or four drops of a mutli-purpose solution on the
contact lens and gently but firmly, rub in a
straight back and forth motion for about ten
seconds on each side. Then rinse both surfaces
thoroughly with a forceful stream of the mutli-purpose