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Properly caring for your soft contact lenses will keep your eyes safe and seeing their best.

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Caring for Your Soft Contacts

Wash your hands with soap, rinse thoroughly with water and dry hands on a lint-free towel before handling your lenses. Shorter fingernails are preferred so that there is no damage to the lens or injury to the eye.

Remove lenses from the case and rinse each one thoroughly. It is best to remove the same lens, either right or left, each time to avoid mix-ups.

Inspect the lens by placing it on your index finger. Make sure that it is clean and not inverted before inserting the lens. If the lens is inverted or inside out, it will appear to flare out on the sides of the lens.

Insert the lens by holding the upper lashes with one finger on the hand not holding the lens. Use the middle finger on the lens hand to pull down lower eyelid. Look straight ahead or slightly upward. Place the lens directly on the center of the eye. Once the lens is in, you can blink freely.

Remove your contacts only after thoroughly washing, rinsing, and drying your hands. Gently slide the lens onto the white portion of the eye. Carefully squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove.

Clean your contacts after wearing by placing the lens in the palm of one hand. Place a few drops of cleaning solution on the lens and gently rub the solution in a circular motion on the lens. Clean each lens separately.

Rinse out the contact case with lens solution after removing the lenses. Let the case air-dry before refilling with new solution.

Store lenses in their case by fully immersing them in the prescribed solution. DO NOT STORE SOFT CONTACTS IN TAP WATER. USE ONLY STERILE LENS SOLUTIONS.

Eye drops can be used if the lenses are dry or vision appears blurry while being worn. Use eye drops to loosen lenses if they feel dry or sticky before removal.