When wearing them, hand washing comes first. The hands have to be dried after washing. Using the dominant hand the lens is held at the tip using the pointer finger and then the middle finger is used to pull down the lower eyelid.
The pointer finger is also used to elevate the lid at the top besides holding lenses. You should look up at this point and place the lens in a gentle manner on the lower side of the sclera. The pointer finger is then removed and the lid released. After doing this, the eye should be closed for a moment to give a chance for the lens to be centered.
In removal, hand washing precedes. They should be dried well before the process is begun. You should first look up and then pull down the posterior eyelid using the middle finger of the principal hand. The pointer finger is utilized to grasp the lens and after squeezing lens between it and the thumb, removal of the contact lens is done carefully. The eye is a very sensitive organ and the lens is a very delicate device. So, a lot of caution should be taken during the process.
The disposable kind of contact lens is meant to be worn only one time. They eliminate the hassle of repeated cleaning and storing. However, caring for lens is not so difficult. Just make sure you adhere to the instructions of your optician. There are commercially made solutions meant to remove proteins, clean, rinse and disinfect the lenses before they are stored.
To avoid discomforts and maintain eye health during the use of these lens, there are some procedures to be done. The first one is cleaning the lenses and this should be done by putting a cleanser solution drop on each of the lenses side and rubbing gently for twenty second. This is followed by rinsing which should last for five seconds.
After cleaning and rinsing follows soaking. This must be done using a fresh cleaning solution. Never make the mistake of reusing the solution. The soaking should last for four hours. Thereafter, the lenses are fine to be worn. In case of any lingering debris, they must be cleared away before insertion.
If you are not going to wear the lenses immediately after soaking, store then in a closed case designed for this purpose. They should not be stored in a saline solution. This is not a disinfectant. If they are not going to be worn for a considerable period of time, they can be stored in a closed case. If thirty days go by without them being used, the next time they are worn they have to be cleaned and also disinfected beforehand. Reusing a cleaning solution does not give effective results. The cases they are stored in should be replaced on a monthly basis.
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