We recommend a rub and rinse before soaking soft lenses for a minimum of 6 hours in their container.
Don’t wear contact lenses overnight.
Don’t wear your contact lenses in the shower or while swimming.
Don’t reuse contact lens solution.
Don’t use saline solution for contact lens cleaning or disinfection.
Replace your contact lens case every two to three months.
Take out your contacts if they are bothering you.
Never use saliva as a wetting agent.
HERE IS A TYPICAL CONTACT LENS PRESCRIPTION:
Eye - Which eyes the prescription line item is for.
OD - Right Eye
OS - Left Eye
OU - Both Eyes
SPH - Sphere (this can also be referred to as Power or PWR)
BC - Base Curve (usually a number between 8 and 10)
DIA - Diameter (usually a number between 13 and 15)
TORIC (ASTIGMATISM CORRECTING)
Some patients require lenses that are toric or astigmatism correcting. Prescriptions for these types of lenses will also contain two additional numbers that relate to the correction of the astigmatism. These two numbers are usually separated by an "X" and read as "times", they are indicated with the following symbols/abbreviations.
CYL - Cylinder (usually a number between -4.00 and +4.00)
AX - Axis (usually a number between 0 and 180)
ADDITIONAL CONTACT LENS PRESCRIPTION NOTES:
Your prescription will also contain an expiration date. This is typically one year from the date that the contact lenses were fitted.
BC values range from about 8.0 to 10.0. The doctor fits the lens with the curvature most appropriate for your eye. Most lenses come in several different BC values. If your prescription does not contain a BC value, this is likely because your brand of lens only comes in one base curve.