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Caring for Your Contact Lenses

See the difference contact lenses can make to your life at Black & Lizars.

Before fitting contact lenses, your optometrist will examine your eyes and discuss your lifestyle and specific needs.  Once the lenses are fitted, we will teach you how to wear and care for your lenses and what steps to take to avoid any problems.

Contact Lens Solutions

At your regular contact lens checks, we'll check that you have the right solution and are making the best use of it.

The solution used to clean your contact lenses can often be taken for granted.  However, these cleaning solutions play a big part in not just keeping your lenses clean but also in keeping your lenses comfortable and your eyes free from irritation.  Using an incorrect cleaning solution can significantly reduce the amount of time you can comfortably wear your contact lenses.

All the solutions we offer are highly effective at killing bacteria, but also gentle enough to ensure comfort. We offer a range of solutions, and have preservative free options for sensitive eyes.

DOs and DON'Ts of Contact Lenses

  • Regulary attend your contact lens check-ups.
  • Clean and disinfect your contact lenses as instructed.
  • Contacts2Always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses.
  • Replace your contact lenses regularly as scheduled.
  • Replace your contact lens case regularly, keep it clean and dust-free by rinsing with solution and allowing to air dry.
  • Always use solutions recommended by your Optometrist and as instructed.
  • Do not sleep in your contact lenses unless you have been told you can do so.
  • Never rinse your contact lenses or case in tap water.
  • Do not swim in your contact lenses unless discussed with your Optometrist beforehand.
  • Never wear your contact lenses if you are suffering from cold or flu.
  • Never wear your contact lenses if your eyes are red or sore
  • If after applying contact lenses they don't feel comfortable, remove, clean and re-apply. If discomfort still persists, leave your lenses out - "If in doubt, take it out"!

If a painful red eye occurs, remove your lenses. If pain persists, attend your nearest Black & Lizars practice, if outwith opening hours, contact NHS 24.