CONTACT LENS CARE GUIDE
• Always make sure contact lenses are right side out before insertion. The edges should “roll up” at the
lens profile. If the edges are flared slightly the contact may be inside out. An inexpensive magnifier can
be very helpful with this evaluation.
• Wear lenses for 4 hours on the first day and increase wear by 2 hours each day until a maximum of 12-
14 hours has been reached.
• After removing contacts, clean properly and place in contact lens case, using new solution every day.
Lenses should be stored at least 4-6 hours for complete disinfection (except for one day disposables).
• Do not allow soft lenses to come in contact with water. Use only solution that is compatible with soft
• Do not sleep in contact lenses unless you have been fit with contacts specifically designed for this.
• NOTE: If you have long fingernails, consult an optician for contact lens insertion and removal.
Some ADAPTIVE SYMPTOMS are normal for the first couple of weeks. These symptoms include, tearing the
contact lens upon insertion or removal, mild sensitivity to light, a slight headache, foreign body sensation,
dryness, and mild itching. These symptoms should clear up when all-day wear is achieved.
ABNORMAL SYMPTOMS include persistent pain, burning and excessive tearing, redness that does not clear
up, hazy vision that remains more than one hour after removal, and abnormal sensitivity to light. If these
symptoms occur at any time, you should remove the lenses and call our office (919-967-4836).
NOTE: Do not sleep in your lenses unless specifically fit with appropriate lenses. Should you fall
asleep in your lenses, be sure to lubricate them well to loosen them before removal. Once the lens is moving
freely on the eye, it can be removed. If only minor discomfort or a dry feeling exists, you can resume normal
wear in 24 hours. If abnormal symptoms exist, contact our office.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS AND REWETTING DROPS
• There are different types of cleanin