Congrats on your new contact lenses and your new look! With these tips, you’ll be surprised how easy you'll get used to contact lenses and make them a part of your daily routine! Below you’ll find all the advice you’ll need for wearing and caring for your contact lenses.
Practice Makes Perfect
There is no denying that trying contacts takes some getting used to. But when you’re ready for contact lenses, they will become a part of your daily routine and, as with any new habit, you will just need a little practice.
Plan Time for Putting On and Removing Your Contact Lenses
Putting on and removing your contact lenses may take a little getting used to, but soon you’ll be doing it without a second thought. Here are some tips that can help:
- Give yourself a little more time in the morning to get ready until you’re used to putting on your lenses.
- It can be easy to forget to clean your contacts or take them out at night. Set an alarm and your phone will remember for you.
- Set a reminder. Put important dates on your calendar such as replacing or reordering your lenses.
Cleaning your Contact Lenses
Remember to set up a cleaning routine as soon as you get your new contact lenses. Over time, natural components of your tear film can accumulate and deposit on your contact lenses, which may lead to eye irritation follow these steps for contact lens cleaning and care from the start, and always remember to replace your contact lenses as prescribed, to keep your eyes looking bright, fresh and healthy.
Tips For Replacing Your Lenses
Once your doctor has prescribed the contact lenses that fits your lifestyle, make sure to follow the replacement schedule he or she indicates is appropriate for your lens. Here are some tips for remembering the schedule to help keep your eyes comfortable and healthy:
If you wear reusable lenses replace your contact lenses on the same day of the week. Try discarding your old lenses on Sunday night, and starting with a new pair on Monday morning.
Write "Schedule Exam" on the last box of your annual supply of lenses as well as the phone number of your doctor, to make an appointment for your yearly eye health examination and a renewal of your contact lens prescription.