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Contact Lenses Care

Here are some safety tips you should follow everyday:

Make Sure To:
  • Check that the prescription found on the contacts lenses packaging matches your own prescription, every time before you apply your lenses.
  • Obtain regular eye exams as required by your eye care professional, to assure continued health for your eyes.
  • Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses.
  • Always ask your eye care professional before using any medicine or topical eye products, even those of which you buy without prescription. Some medicine may affect your vision or irritate your eyes.
  • Clean and dry your lens case every time after usage.
  • To apply a contact lens: Pull down your lower eyelid, using your applying hand.
  • Apply cosmetics after inserting lenses, and remove your lenses before removing the makeup.
  • Apply aerosol products (hairspray, cologne, deodorant, etc) before inserting lenses.
  • Have spare contact lenses and solutions with you, plan ahead especially before traveling.
  • Use new solution every time the lenses are taken out of the case.
  • Start with your left lens and work from left to right, as a general industry rule.
  • Replace contacts as recommended by your eye care professional. Throw away disposable lenses after the recommended wearing period.
  • Enjoy the UV Blocking properties of your lenses. Check the factory packaging and look for this (or a similar) symbol:

Do Not:
  • Use tap water to clean your contact lenses.
  • Switch the type of solution you use, unless recommended by your eye care professional.
  • Sleep in Daily Wear Lenses, it may increase your chance of infection or irritation.
  • Wear your contact lenses if your eyes are red or in pain - Remove immediately.
  • Swap contact lenses with another person. Swapping provides a way to transfer germs between people. Contact lenses are individually fitted. Incorrectly fitted lenses may cause eye injury and/or infection.
  • Use your Regular Eyeglasses Prescription to get Contact Lenses. They are not the same.
  • Swim while wearing contact lenses. There is a risk of eye infection from bacteria in swimming pool water, hot tubs, lakes, and the ocean.

Additional Information:
  • If your contact lenses are still comfortable and are in good conditions beyond the recommended replacement schedule, it is still advisable to adhere to the wearing schedule prescribed. The main advantage of disposable lenses is that a fresh pair is worn daily or every couple of weeks.
  • Please see your optician to get your updated prescription if you are a first time user or your vision prescription is expired. Consult with your personal optometrist with all contact lenses related questions. It is important that you follow your eye care provider's medical instructions.
  • For the benefit of the health of your eye, please have your eyes examined by a qualified eye care professional prior to purchasing/ wearing any contact lenses. Also, it is recommended to get a routine eye exam (usually every six months, or as required by your optometrist).
  • Please check the contact lenses carefully before insertion. If it appears damaged or unusual, do not use it.

Sharp Contacts is a replacement contact lens store and can only sell you contact lenses for which you have valid current prescription. Upon Check Out at, you confirm that you have your eyes examined regularly, and always follow your eye care professional's instructions for the proper use. If you experience any pain, discomfort, watering, or redness from using your contact lenses, remove them immediately and consult with your licensed eye care practitioner.