Top tips for wearing contact lenses
Contact lenses come in a variety of forms, from soft daily disposables to hard reusable lenses. Whichever option you choose, these tips should ensure your lenses are comfortable and effective at all times:
Always handle with clean hands. When removing disposable lenses, clean and dry hands to prevent impurities coming into contact with your eyes.
Insert lenses before applying skincare products. Once inserted, you can safely apply make-up, or moisturiser/suncream (avoid around the eyes).
Give the lenses a moment to settle after insertion. Ensure each lens fits comfortably and provides sharp vision before going about your day.
Always use fresh solution to rinse lenses. Tap water isn’t sterile because it contains microbes which can contaminate lenses or cases. We sell impurity-free saline solutions.
Only clean reusable lenses with recommended solutions. Don’t use these solutions beyond their expiry date, and replace lens cases regularly to prevent germ build up.
Wear non-prescription sunglasses. Even contact lenses with UV filters don’t provide total UV protection, so sunglasses are advisable in bright conditions.
Consider multifocal contact lenses. Older patients might benefit from multifocal lenses which offer support at near and far distances alike.
Invest in eye drops. Eyes can feel dry while wearing lenses. We stock eye drops, which keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable.