At VisionDirect.ie our optician Benjamin has put together a list of helpful dos and don'ts
that everyone should know when it comes to wearing contact lenses. This guide is great for anyone that's new to
wearing contact lenses; it's also a helpful reminder to any seasoned contact lens wearer of best practise.
DO remove your lenses and consult your practitioner if any eye reaction occurs such as pain, redness,
burning sensation, excessive watering, increasingly blurred vision, coloured halos around light sources and /
DO attend your routine follow up appointments - These are essential to monitor the health of your eyes. They also ensure that your current contact lens prescription is accurate and up to date. Symptom-free wear does not necessarily mean that your lenses are not causing undesirable side effects.
DO comply with your practitioners guide to wearing schedules, frequency and instructions on contact lens solutions, over-wear can have serious consequences.
DO remove your lenses before going to sleep (unless otherwise advised by your practitioner).
DO replace lenses if they become torn, damaged, scratched or have any deposits which can't be removed with a cleaning solution.