contact lenses

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Why is a fresh lens a better lens?

Changing your contact lenses on time is the key to fresh, vibrant, healthy looking eyes.

So what makes a fresh lens better? Let’s talk about protein. No, not the kind you stir in your shakes-we mean the natural protein found in your tears. Over time, protein in your tear film accumulates on your contact lenses, creating a thin haze.

But protein deposits don’t just fog your vision. Eventually, the deposited proteins denature (change form), too, tricking your immune system into thinking that the buildup is something foreign. So you produce antibodies that can lead to eye irritation, itching and redness. Other parts of your tear film, like lipids and mucin, not to mention outside irritants like dust and pollen, can accumulate, as well.

Wear your contacts too long, and there’s no hiding it. Stick to your schedule, and keep your eyes-and yourself-looking bright, fresh and healthy.

Makeup, travel and your contact lenses.

See how your pointy brushes, powdery cosmetics and gooey lotions can play nice with your contact lenses and how contacts can be the ideal travel buddy on all your treks.

Contact lenses and makeup

Do:

  • Put on your contacts before you put on your makeup.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before you put on your lenses.
  • Apply eye shadow and liner gently, so you don't jostle or damage your contacts.
  • Use oil-free and fragrance-free eye makeup.
  • Use water-resistant mascara and eyeliner to prevent flaking and smudging.
  • Remove your contact lenses before you remove your eye make-up.
  • Remove your eye makeup every day with a hypoallergenic, oil-free remover.
  • Call your eye doctor if you have any redness, pain, swelling or irritation.

Don't:

  • Don't wear makeup (or put on your lenses) if your eyes are swollen, red or infected.
  • Don't share makeup.
  • Don't use saliva to apply shadow, liquid eyeliner or to try to get one more use out of old mascara.
  • Don't apply eyeliner to your inner eye lid (inside the lashes).
  • Don't apply mascara at the base of your lashes—start from the midpoint and extend to the tips.
  • Don't use mascara with 'lash-building fibers', they can damage your lenses.
  • Don't wear false eyelashes.
  • Don't wear your contacts when you go to the hair salon. Even ‘second-hand’ spray and fumes can damage your lenses.
  • Don't wear your contact lenses while you color or perm your hair.
  • Don't use hairspray, etc. with your eyes open.


Putting contact lenses on: step by step.

STEP 1: Thoroughly wash and dry your hands with soap and a clean towel.

STEP 2: Rinse your lens with solution to remove any trace of debris. (If you’re using a new lens, or 1-DAY ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, simply take them out of the package, no solution is needed)
Tip: To avoid mixing up your contact lenses, always apply and remove the lens for your RIGHT eye first.

STEP 3: Place the lens on the tip of your index finger. Be sure the lens is correctly oriented by checking the inside–out marker.

STEP 4: Use your other hand to hold your upper eyelid so you won’t blink.

STEP 5: Pull down your lower eyelid with the other fingers of your applying hand.

STEP 6: Look up at the ceiling and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye.

STEP 7: Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment.

STEP 8: Blink several times to center the lens. You’re all set.

STEP 9: If your lens feels uncomfortable, remove it and inspect for damage or debris. If it’s damaged, discard it. Otherwise, rinse with more solution and reapply.

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