Contact Lens Care Regimen - Part 2 | What should you not do with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are medical devices and directly used in the eyes, which should be used carefully.

What you should not do...

• Do not wear your contact lenses, if you notice any issue with your contact lenses such as eye-stinging, burning, itching, eye pain, comfort less than when the lens was first put in, abnormal feeling of something in the eye, excessive watering, unusual eye secretions, redness, reduced sharpness of vision, blurred vision, rainbows or halos around objects, sensitivity to light or dry eyes.

• Do not use oily soap/sticky liquid soap to rinse your hands, it's traces may remain in your palm and cause irritation after wearing the lens/lenses.

• Do never use any household products to disinfect your contact lenses (they can seriously damage your eyes).

• Do not wear your contact lenses for a longer period than advised.

• Do not sleep or take nap with contact lenses on.

• Do not handle contact lenses over washbasin or sink area as they may fall into and get contaminated.

• Do not reuse contact lens disinfecting solution for two days or more.

• Do not use tap water or filter (RO) water to rinse or store your contact lenses.

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• Do not dilute any contact lens disinfecting solution as this may get contaminated & reduces their effectiveness.

• Do not overnight store your contact lenses in tap water or distilled water. Contact lenses are not safe with all varieties of eye drops.

• Do not rub your eyes vigorously with contact lens, when you have worn them. But you can do a gentle rub of your eyes with a contact lens on.

• Do not splash water directly into your eyes when you have worn contact lenses.

• Do not use contact lens disinfecting solution if you are allergic to any ingredient of it.

• Do not use all variety eye drop over contact lens, without being advised by your practitioner (few eye drops i.e. lubricants, rewetting can be used - as per recommended by your practitioner).

• Do not keep your contact lenses without it's liquid otherwise they will be dried (dehydrated), and they will change their size and shape? Due to this, you will find more discomfort in your eyes while wearing them.

• Do not touch disinfecting solution bottle tip or nostril with finger/s. Otherwise, the disinfecting solution will get contaminated.

• Do not expose disinfecting solution bottle directly to Sunlight or hot areas.

• Do not wear your contact lenses in the presence of noxious or irritating vapors/fumes, smoke, or dusty conditions. you may experience discomfort in your eyes if you do so.

• Do not allow any hair spray or other cosmetics aerosols vapors to come into contact with your contact lenses.

• Do not wear oil base eyeliner or other cosmetics on the inner side of your eyelids. Particles of cosmetics may be stuck over the contact surface and cause discomfort in the eyes.

• Do not use saliva to wet your lenses, it is not true that your own bacteria are safe. But this may cause serious eye infections also.

• Do not wear reusable lenses while swimming as they may get contaminated with contact of water but daily disposable contact lenses can be worn, and thrown away after swimming.

• Do not frequently switch disinfecting solutions from one to another without checking your eye care practitioner. Otherwise, this could cause discomfort in your eyes as ingredients are different in all disinfecting solutions.

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