Before you leave the practice, you will be taught how to handle your new contact lenses by our skilled optometry team in order to best care for your eyes.
This involves insertion and removal of the contact lenses from your eyes and also instructions on how to clean and look after them, if they are not daily disposable lenses. Wearing contact lenses safely involves commitment from you to follow our instructions on cleaning, disinfecting and safe disposal of the lenses. This is VERY important. Dirty contact lenses can cause lots of problems including infections, discomfort and may reduce your optical vision.
Do not change your contact lens cleaning system without advice from us. Once you are competent with the handling you start to build up your wearing time gradually.
Further written advice is available in our Factsheet section. Watch the training videos below for further helpful tips on how to handle your lenses easily and safely.