Do wash or dry your hands before touching your eyes and/or contact lenses
Do have regular eye checks, which are important for everyone as some serious eye conditions do not have any visible early warning symptoms. It is particularly important to have a regular check-up with your eye care practitioner if there is a history of eye problems in your family.
Do take care in when using contact lens solutions. Your eye care practitioner has recommended a particular contact lens cleaning and disinfection regime for you for a reason. Not all contact lens solutions are the same; they all have different preservatives and you may have an adverse reaction to various preservatives in the solutions.
Do follow your eye care practitioner’s guidelines and if you are unsure please contact them for clarity in your contact lens cleaning and disinfecting routine.
Don’t wear contact lenses in the shower or when swimming
Don’t sleep in lenses (unless your eyecare practitioner has discussed this with you)
Don’t leave your lenses in water overnight, or use saliva on them when they are dry or have fallen out of the eye
Don’t over-wear lenses, whether soft, disposable or rigid.
In an emergency: Contact your eyecare practitioner or visit an Accident and Emergency department immediately if you experience any of the following:
Sudden or severe eye pain
Loss of sight
Lots of flashing lights
Chemicals in your eye
Severe eye trauma
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EASLA thanks Dr. Edward Boshnick for his contribution providing most of the images included in this website