If you've never had contact lenses or haven't worn them in a long time and need a refresher, here's a few tips on what to do and what not to do when wearing and caring for your lenses.
First on list, make sure to listen to what your doctor tells you. When he or she prescribes lenses in first place, they know what type of lenses they are giving you as well as type of care they will require.
Some people need to remove their lenses for a few hours each day and let their eyes 'rest,' especially in first few weeks of wearing new lenses.
Learn to carry rewetting drops with you. Nothing like dry eyes during work or a meeting will make you wish you had stashed an extra bottle of solution in your car.
Avoid excessive rubbing at your eyes while wearing them and wear sunglasses when you're in bright sun. If your eyes hurt excessively or you experience severe itching and redness, call your doctor. These are signs you don't want to ignore.
One thing your doctor will do on day you pick up your new contact lenses is to go over their care. You should wash your hands every time you intend to handle lenses.
Microscopic dirt and dust may not seem like much, but when it is pressed between your eye and lens, it can cause discomfort and pain. You will be provided with a holder for your lenses as well as solution to store them in, depending on type of lens you buy. For daily disposables, you don't have to store them in anything.