Enjoy the freedom of contact lenses
When cared for properly, contact lenses can provide a healthy, comfortable and convenient vision correction option. Contact lenses are safe, comfortable, simple and easy to use and right for almost everyone. They offer you the freedom to see clearly and enjoy life the way you want, free from glasses.
Contact lenses allow you to:
- Look the way you want
- Enjoy an active lifestyle
- Wear glasses only when you choose
- Feel good about yourself
You may feel that you want to try contact lenses because you want to try a more convenient solution to seeing clearly. You may feel that you don't always want to wear your glasses and that they can get in the way in some everyday situations. Contact lenses provide a simple way to change both the way you look at the world and the way you look to the world. And they offer you a lot of freedom:
- Freedom to have the look you want... to say it with your eyes
- Freedom to see better: Crisp, clear all round vision
- Freedom of movement: Contact lenses don't fall off or get knocked during sports
- Freedom to wear what you want: Wear fashion sunglasses and change your look easily
- Freedom to get on with life: Contact lenses are simple to use and can make your life easier
Why is contact lens care important?
Contact lenses can be subject to a build-up of micro-organisms and deposits. If not removed, these deposits and absorbed materials can build up on the lens surface which over time may result in the reduction of comfort and vision as well as an increased risk of contamination.
This is why contact lenses need to be cared for on a regular basis using solutions that are specifically designed to clean and disinfect contact lenses like AOSEPT®PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting solution.
Peroxide-based formulas, such as AOSEPT® PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting solution, are considered to be the gold standard in lens care products. AOSEPT®PLUS solution offers excellent antimicrobial and cleaning efficiency, comfort and ease of use, and is an ideal choice for soft and RGP contact lens patients. In addition, AOSEPT® PLUS solution has advanced the standard peroxide-based solution by eliminating the need for a separate cleaning step for soft contact lenses.
Why can't water be used for rinsing contact lenses?
Tap water contains chlorine, minerals and metal particles, which can damage both the contact lenses and the eye. Most importantly, water contains micro-organisms, which can lead to serious infections of the eye. Homemade saline, purified or distilled water are not sterile and do not disinfect contact lenses; they should not be used for rinsing or storing contact lenses
The Five Most Important Things to Know about Lens Care
- Cleaning and Disinfection
Cleaning and disinfecting are important to kill micro-organisms responsible for eye infections. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for proper contact lens cleaning and disinfection.
Contact lenses must be stored in a proper lens case and in solutions approved for contact lens storage.
Use drops approved for re-wetting contact lenses as needed to alleviate symptoms of lens dryness. This is not an actual lens care step, but can be used for extra comfort.
- The Lens Case
Data indicate that lens cases are a significant source of microbial contamination. Proper lens case cleaning and frequent case replacement are essential for minimising the risk of contamination. Always follow the directions on the packaging insert for detailed instructions on cleaning and storing your lens case. Cases should be replaced at least every three months.
- Replacement Schedule
Different contact lenses are made out of different materials. Because each material performs differently, manufacturers recommend a replacement schedule for each type of lens to allow for optimal performance of the lens. Most contact lenses worn today are intended to be replaced on a frequent basis. Typical replacement frequencies include one day, 1 to 2 weeks and one month. Speak to your eye care professional who will recommend a replacement schedule based on the contact lenses you are wearing and your individual needs.