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Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

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Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses

Can I Lose My Contact Lens In My Eye?

No, it is not possible! While contact lenses can move around on the surface of the eye, it is impossible for the contact lens to completely disappear behind the eye. Many times when the wearer does not see the contact lens on the surface of the eye, it has attached to the inside of the eyelid or fallen out.
If your lens is not visible, close your eye and very gently rub your eyelid. In most cases, this will locate the lens so it can be removed.
If you are having trouble removing your contact lens, you can visit your eye doctor for assistance in locating and removing the lens. Please be sure to have someone drive you to the optometrist's office if you are having difficulty seeing.

Make-Up Tips with Contacts

Many women choose to wear contact lenses but have questions about the best way to apply their eye make-up when wearing contacts. Here are some ideas and tricks to make enhancing your eyes with make-up a simple process even when your wear contact lenses.
- Always wash and dry your hands prior to touching your eyes or your contact lenses.
- You should insert your contact lenses prior to applying your eye make-up. Remove your contact lenses prior to removing your eye make-up.
- Never apply eyeliner to your inner eyelid.
- When applying powder eyeshadow, close your eye and brush off any excess prior to opening your eye.
- If you use cream eyeshadow, be careful not to get it into your eyes. Use a water-based cream eyeshadow if you choose wear a cream rather than powder shadow.
- Use only hypoallergenic make-up in order to help prevent irritation of one's eyes.
- Make-up brushes, specifically those used near your eyes, should be washed once per week and left to air dry.
- Cosmetics do have expiration dates. Typically, eye make-up for example eyeliner and mascara should be discarded no less once every three months to prevent introducing bacteria to the eyes.
If your eyes are irritated from cosmetic use, do not wear your contact lenses. If irritation remains, see your optometrist for an eye exam.

Changing Contact Lens Schedule

It is essential to follow the prescribed wearing schedule for your contact lenses. Wearing your lenses for a longer period of time than prescribed could be hazardous to your eyes and put you at risk for other conditions including bacterial infections.

By wearing and maintaining your lenses according to the instructions of your optometrist and also the brand manufacturer, you are able to safely enjoy improving your vision with contact lenses.

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