It is vitally important that you change your contact lenses regularly. Protein, calcium, lipids and other substances found naturally in your tears can build up on your contact lenses making your eyes more prone to infection. Contact lenses that are old can also warp over time resulting in a poor fit and discomfort.
How often you replace your contact lenses will depend on the type of contact lenses you wear. The more frequently you replace your contact lenses, the healthier and more comfortable your eyes will be.
It is also important to have regular check-ups with your optician as your cornea can also change shape over time affecting the fit of your contact lenses and their performance. Any subsequent check-ups will be scheduled depending on the condition of your eyes and your visual needs.
The basic types of contact lenses are:
Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses are super convenient and the healthiest way to wear contact lenses. Simply put in your contact lenses when you wake up and discard them at the end of the day.
With ACUVUE® daily disposable contact lenses there’s no need to clean or store your contact lenses. Just change them for a new pair each day.
Reusable contact lenses
Unlike monthly lenses which can be worn for a whole month before you replace them, our ACUVUE® reusable Contact Lenses are replaced twice a month for a fresher, better experience. Just clean and store them at the end of each day and after a fortnight replace them with a new pair.
Follow these simple tips to stay on schedule with your reusable contact lenses:
- Replace your reusable contact lenses on the same day of the week. A good routine is to discard your old contact lenses on a Sunday night and start with a new pair on Monday morning.
- Mark the date on the lens packet when you open a new box of contact lenses.
- Write ‘reorder’ on your last box of contact lenses along with the telephone number of your optician, to remind you to call and order your new supply of ACUVUE® Contact Lenses.