Don’t wear contact lenses for more than 2–3 hours on the first day. Build up the wearing time of your lenses by one hour a day. The average time to get used to the lenses is two weeks.
Depending on the type of lens, contact lenses can be worn for an average of 8 to 12 hours a day. Avoid wearing contact lenses for longer than is advised and necessary.
Always wash your hands before applying and removing the lenses.
Before putting on the lens, make sure it’s in the correct orientation.
Make sure you are applying the correct lens (left and right lenses may differ).
If you intend to wear makeup, apply the lenses before applying makeup. Later, remove the lenses before you remove your makeup.
Before applying and removing, clean the lenses with care solution: place the lens in the palm of your hand, add a few drops of care solution on it, and rub the lens gently on both sides or “wash” both sides with the solution.
The care solution must be changed in the container daily. If the lenses are not used for a long time, the care solution must be changed every week.
All kinds of aerosols are harmful to the lens surface (such as hairspray, deodorant, etc.).
Remove and inspect the lenses (e.g. is the orientation correct, are they broken) if you experience tingling or the lenses are uncomfortable.
If your eyes are red or tingling for a longer period of time, opt for glasses instead of lenses. If necessary, consult an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Wear glasses in case of viral infection.
Contact lenses are uncomfortable in dusty, smoky, and dry environments.
Wear goggles while swimming (in the pool or elsewhere), otherwise, water may displace or remove your contact lenses. Furthermore, harmful bacteria can be found in both chlorine and seawater.
Working on a computer causes dry eyes. To relieve the symptoms, wear glasses instead of lenses during the complication.
Always carry your lens container and glasses with you.
Don’t sleep with your contact lenses still applied.
Allow a minimum of one day a week for the eyes to rest.
The wear time of the lenses starts when you open the lens kit.
Replace the lens container every 3 to 6 months.
If you have started wearing lenses, schedule a check-up appointment with an optometrist after 3 to 6 months.