Contact Lenses & Lens Care
Contact Lenses & Proper Lens Care Contact lenses are a hugh part of our business and we provide professional advice and care on all contact lenses: Dailies Toric Lens for Astigmatism Coloured Lenses Extended wear lenses (to leave in overnight) Multifocal Lens We provide excellent advice and guidence to all our contact lense wearers to ensure sucessful and safe contact lense wear.
Proper Lens Care with Tangney Opticians in Kerry. Before handling contact lenses, wash and rinse hands. Use a mild non-cosmetic soap. Soaps with perfumes, oils, or lotions leave a film on the hands, which you may transfer to your lenses and cause eye irritation or blurred vision.
Dry hands with a clean, lint-free towel. If you use hair spray, use it before you put in your contacts. It’s also a good idea to keep your fingernails short and smooth to avoid damaging your lenses or scratching the eye.
After your contacts are in your eyes, put on makeup so you don’t get any on your lenses. Take out contact lenses before you remove makeup for the same reason. Different types of contact lenses require special care and certain types of products. Always use the disinfecting solution, eye drops, and enzymatic cleaners your eye care professional recommended.
Some eye products or eye drops are not safe for contact lens wearers. Never use tap water directly on lenses, and never put contact lenses in your mouth to “rinse” them. Microorganisms can live in even distilled water, causing infection or sight damage. Clean each contact by rubbing it gently with your index finger in the palm of your other hand.
Most multipurpose solutions don’t have “No Rub” on their labels anymore. Lightly rubbing your contact removes surface buildup.
Clean your contact lens case every time you use it with either sterile solution or hot tap water. Let it air dry.
Replace the contact lens storage case every three months.