Contact lenses

Contact lenses are a good alternative to glasses. They are chosen by people who lead an active way of life, and also those who don’t want or cannot wear glasses in some particular cases. Contact lenses are practically invisible and give unlimited freedom to those who wear them. Contact lenses are convenient as they repeat movements of an eyeball and ensure sharp eyesight wherever you look, unlike glasses, wearing which it is necessary to look directly forward. They are perfect for those who take up sports. 
Our skilled and friendly advisers will help you to choose contact lenses according to your individual recipe and way of life.

Choice of contact lenses

Contact lenses is a modern, safe and convenient way of the eyesight correction. Modern materials are soft, have good air permeability, therefore, it is very easy to get used to them.
Before you buy contact lenses, it is necessary to check the eyesight and the state of health of your eyes. Associate during the consultation will offer you the best option, taking into consideration your way of life, working conditions and other factors. If you are going to use contact lenses for the first time, you will receive a complete practical instruction on how to use contact lenses (how to insert and remove them) and look after them.

Looking after contact lenses

Special solutions are used for cleansing, disinfection and storages of contact lenses. Today there are also universal solutions "three in one" which make it much easier to look after contact lenses. Only daily or disposable lenses don’t need any special care. The contact lenses adviser will choose for you the most suitable means for looking after contact lenses.

What’s necessary to follow

  1. Always wash your hands before inserting or removing contact lenses.
  2. Use only those solutions for contact lenses which were advised by the associate.
  3. Don’t forget to cleanse and disinfect contact lenses.
  4. Always use fresh and sterile solution for cleansing.
  5. When you open new bottle of solution for contact lenses, change also the container for their storage, which should be washed every day with the same solution, then opened and dried.
  6. Contact lenses should be inserted before applying make-up.
  7. Hairspray and other aerosols should be sprayed before inserting contact lenses.
  8. If you feel irritation and discomfort for a long time, remove the lenses. Consult the contact lenses adviser.
  9. Once in half a year see the doctor for the eyesight check-up.

What’s forbidden

  1. Never sleep in contact lenses, unless you wear contact lenses for prolonged use.
  2. Do not rub eyes with your fingers or nails for it is possible to scratch contact lenses.
  3. Protect contact lenses from saliva or tap water.
  4. It is not allowed to change solutions for looking after contact lenses without prior consultation with the expert.
  5. Never use repeatedly already used solution for the contact lenses.
  6. Contact lenses shall not be worn longer than it is recommended by the contact lenses consultant.
  7. It is not allowed to wear contact lenses in case you have eye trauma or infections or if the contact lenses are damaged.
  8. If you dropped the contact lens and want to pick it up, never run it across the surface it fell on. Moisten a tip of your finger with a small amount of solution and cautiously touching the contact lens pick it up.

Handling soft contact lenses

Handling soft contact lenses In order to avoid getting the lenses mixed up, you should make a habit of always starting with the right contact lens. The contact lens should be clean and slightly moist.
Check that the lens is the right way round: 
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Make sure that the contact lenses is not inside out. 
It should have its natural, curved form.
ABC weiche If the lens edge curves outwards like a soup plate, the contact lens is inside out. It can be turned round the right way by applying gentle pressure with the finger tip. Check the contact lens by placing it on your index finger and looking at it. 

  Inserting soft contact lenses
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Wash your hands thoroughly

Hygiene is of the utmost importance when handling contact lenses

Look in the mirror when inserting the lenses

Take the contact lens for the right eye out of the container and rinse with a suitable rinsing solution

Place the contact lens on the tip of the index finger

ABC weich Using both middle fingers pull the upper and lower lids apart
ABC weich Insert the contact lens with the index finger
ABC weich Release the lids carefully - one blink will centre the contact lens on the eye 
Repeat with the left contact lens. If the contact lens falls off your finger, please rinse it again thoroughly before continuing
Removing soft contact lenses
Method 1:
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Wash your hands thoroughly. 
Again start with the right lens 
Look in the mirror 
Ascertain that the contact lens has not slipped and that it is still on the eye 
Look upwards and push the contact lens to the lower half of the eye with the finger tip

ABC weich Grasp the contact lens carefully between thumb and index finger and lift off the eye 
Place the contact lens in the contact lens container
Method 2
ABC weich Hold one hand under the eye and place the index finger of the other hand on the centre of the top eye lid and the thumb on the centre of the bottom lid. Apply gentle pressure while blinking
ABC weich The contact lens should fall into your open hand 
Place the contact lens in the contact lens container