Yonkers, NY Contact Lens Information
Don’t believe the myths you hear about contact lenses. Using contact is actually super fast and easy, especially if you follow these tips. Putting them in:
- Wash and dry your hands
- Always begin with the right eye
- Place the lens in your left palm. Rinse your right contact lens with solution to clean.
- Place the lens with the cup side up on the tip of your right index finger, making sure that the lens is the right side out – the lens edge should face straight up.
- Hold down your bottom eyelid with the middle finger of your right hand.
- Hold your upper eyelid and eyelashes with the index finger of your left hand to avoid blinking.
- Look up at the ceiling and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye.
- Slowly release your lower eyelid first and look downward to help position the lens. Then, gently release your upper eyelid.
- Close your eye for a moment. Blink several times to center the lens in your eye.
- Follow the same steps for the other lens.
Taking them out:
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Always begin with the right eye.
- Look up at the ceiling and hold your upper eyelid using the index finger of your left hand.
- Pull down your bottom eyelid with the middle finger of your right hand.
- Bring your right index finger close to your eye until you touch the lower edge of the lens.
- Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
- Gently squeeze the lens between your right thumb and index finger and remove it.
- Follow the same steps to remove the other lens.
- Follow recommended wearing schedule of your contacts. If your eye doctor says one-day, make sure you don’t wear your contact more than once. You wouldn’t wear a shirt or socks two days in a row!
- Always wash your hands before touching your contacts.
- Insert or remove your contact in the same order (right then left or vice versa) to avoid getting your lenses mixed up – especially if you have a different prescription in each eye!
- Clean, rinse, and disinfect your contact lenses as direct by your eye doctor.
- Clean your contact lens case daily and make sure you get a new one after six months.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms of eye irritation or infection.
- Do not sleep in your contacts unless your eye doctor says it’s okay.
- Never let soaps, cosmetics, or other substances come into contact with your lenses.
- Do not expose your contact lenses to any water.
- Do not substitute sterile saline solutions for multi-purpose solutions.
- Never reuse any lens solution or use solution after the expiration date marked on the bottle.
Located inside the Yonkers Costco but patients DO NOT have to be Costco members to receive an eye exam.