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When you get your lenses there are a few things you should check before you start using your new lenses. First, check that the packaging is intact and that there is liquid in the lens bottles. Also check the date stamp on the lens packages. Date Stamp refers to the fluid the lenses are kept in. After you have opened the lenses they have a life span of about a year. (Note! only if used less frequently, otherwise we recommend replacing them after about 3-6 month)
Some of our lenses are packaged in glass containers (vials), which is a sealed glass container for sterile storage of lenses. We recommend that you use a knife or the tip of a scissor to open the lid on the vial so that you protect your nails and fingers. After removing your lenses from the vial you should store them in lenssolution for 8 hours before you use the lenses for the first time. Please Check the video or the pictures below for instructions.
Cleaning the lenses is important! To ensure that your eyes will not suffer complications, please make sure to follow your Optician care instructions and read our Wear & Care guidelines. With the use of contact lens solution you can easily clean your lenses from dust, germs and makeup residues each time after use.
1. Wash and dry your hands. The hygiene is very important when handling Circle Lenses.
2. Put the lens in your palm and rub both sides of the lens using the middle finger along with a few drops of your regular lens solution.
3. Rinse the lens with the liquid and put it in your lenscase.
4. Fill the lenscase with contact lens solution and put on the lid. Store your lenses for at least 8 hours after use.
Important: Always read the instructions that come with your contact lens solution.
The Lenscase is used for storage of your lenses at night or whenever you need to remove them. Your lenscase should also be cleaned after use. It´s quick and easy so make it a daily habit.
1. First, empty your lenscase from liquid.
2. Rinse your lenscase with fresh disinfecting liquid (lenssolution) and let it dry in the air.
3. Replace your lenscase regularly - at least once every three month.
Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling the lenses. Shake the lens package before you open it, the lens should move freely in the lens solution. Make sure the lens is right side up. A reversed lens moves more on the eye and can chafe or give poorer visual acuity. To control the lens, squeeze it between your thumb and forefinger. If the lens is facing the right way the lens edges is turning towards each other. If the lens is facing the wrong way the edges of the lens is turning toward the fingertips.
1. Wash your hands thoroughly
2. Rinse the lens with lens solution
3. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger (make sure the lens is right side up)
4. Hold the upper lid with the other hand (for that you should not wink)
5. Pull down the lower eyelid with the other fingers of the hand where you have the lens
6. Look upwards and gently place the lens on the lower part of the eye
7. Slowly let back the eyelid and gently close your eyes
1. Wash your hands thoroughly
2. Look up and hold down the lower eyelid
3. For index finger closer to the eye until you touch the lens
4. Carefully grasp the lens between thumb and forefinger, and remove it
6. Remove the second lens in the same way
If the above technique does not work for you, there are several good how-to videos on YouTube.
To avoid infections please follow these advice:
✓ Always use the left lens for your left eye and the right lens for your right eye. The lenscase is marked L (Left) and an R (Right) for that purpose.
✓ Never wear lenses for more than 8 hours.
✓ Never sleep with your lenses still in your eyes.
✓ Never rinse your lenses or lenscase with tap water.
✓ Do not use lenses if you are going for a swim.
✓ Never share your lenses with your friends.
✓ Be careful and keep your eyes closed when using aerosol spray.
✓ If your eyes easily gets dry when you are wearing contact lenses, use an approved comfort drop solution for that purpose.
✓ Remove your lenses if you feel any discomfort in your eyes.
Under certain environmental and health conditions you should NOT wear contact lenses because it can be harmful to the eye. These occasions include: certain allergies, infection or irritation in or around the eyes or eyelids, in diseases such as severe colds and flu, waterfront sports where you do not use swimming goggles, as well as in extremely dry or dusty environments.
Be aware of the following problems that can occur when using lenses: burning sensation in the eyes, a chafing sensation, redness, a comfortless feeling of the lens, dryness of the eyes, worse visual acuity, photosensitivity, increased tear flow from the eyes and colored rings or light scattering around light sources. If you experience any of these problems, you should immediately remove the lens and examine it.
If you do not see clearly through the lens, it may be because you turned it inside out. If there is dirt on the lens, rinse it with contact lens solution. If the lens is broken, you should discard it and use a new one.
Some lens designs can affect the vision on the outside of the sight which can become a little blurred. It is uncommon but can occur in some situations. Some lens designs that have powerful colors all the way toward the center of the lens may in some rare cases affect the vision temporarily. But after a little while, the vision will improve when the eye adapts and gets used to the new lens. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help if it doesn´t get any better.
Do not assume that you get the exact same color as those seen on the pictures. Our colored lenses produce different results depending on the eye's original natural color and we therefore can not guarantee what effect you might get.
If any of the problem stated above would not go away after you have explored all possible causes or replacing the lens, you should promptly contact an optometrist or ophthalmologist to correct the problem or just to ensure that it does not involve a cornea ulcer or a bacterial infection.
CirclelensesEurope.com recommend that you visit your optician for an eye examination before you buy circle lenses.
If you have any questions about lenses, please check out our FAQ or read through our informationpages. If you dont find answers to your questions please feel free to send an email on support @circlelenseseurope.com and we will help you :)