Discussing the Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Contact Lenses Care

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proper care of contact lenses

When I was younger I tried wearing contact lenses, but unfortunately my eyes would not cooperate with the lenses. They would just slide right out. Thankfully my two older girls did not have the same problem that I did and they have been able to wear contact lenses as soon as they were old enough to put them in themselves. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul so why wouldn’t we want to make sure that we take the best care of them. Did you know that a lot of eye infections come from the improper care and use of contact lenses?

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.,  manufacturer of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses reminds us – especially teens – how  important it is to practice safe contact lens wear and care . Here is a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to wearing contact lenses.

Proper Care of Contact Lenses


  • Wash hands with soap and water and dry with a lint free towel before handling your lenses.
  • Put your contacts on before you apply any makeup.
  • Remove immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes or redness. (This is one thing that my girls are diligent about doing.)
  • Always remove and clean according to the directions that your doctor gives you.


  • Wear other people lenses.
  • Wear lenses longer than recommended.
  • Rinse lenses in water.
  • Don’t use anything other than the recommended solution when cleaning your contact lenses. That means no licking them with your tongue.

My girls are very good about following most of these rules and I will have to say that they were beautiful for they got contact lenses. But now they are just downright gorgeous. I just wish that I was able to wear contacts but my eye won’t cooperate. I know soon Gracie will probably want to join the ranks of contact lenses wearers so I hope that she has been watching and taking notes from her sisters’ about what not to do and what is best when wearing contact lenses.

For more information  check out “Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses,” a resource  from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

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  1. Good to know. I wear glasses, but never thought about contacts because I only need my glasses for distance.

  2. Oh this post brings back the days when I my parents got me contact lenses as a kid.

  3. These are great tips. My sister recently wore her lenses to long and she ended up in the er having to have them remove them.

  4. Sharing this post with Caleb – he wants contacts so bad. I know he is getting them soon – this is perfect for him to read about how to care for them.

  5. Properly taking care of your contacts is so important. I don’t wear them now, but I used to and it was a crucial part of owning them.

  6. My son begged for contacts! But it did take some patience and researching to help him get into the swing of things.

  7. Contact lens care is so critical. I’ve worn them for years, except for the last 3, and have learned a lot of lessons about proper care. My daughter had the chance to wear contacts, and after learning how to put them into her eyes, had a near nervous breakdown and swore to never wear anything that had to actually go INTO her eyes! Never seen anything like and, and neither has her eye doctor. In retrospect it was incredibly hilarious.

  8. Those are all really great tips. No one in my home wears contacts or glasses but just in case one of them ends up doing so it’s good to know the do’s and don’t.

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