If you're new to wearing contacts, find all the advice you need here at ACUVUE®. Learn about the contact lens wearing schedule during the first days and how to check for eye health during daily use. Read the guide below and be on your way to a whole new world of freedom and comfort.
Contact Lens Wearing Schedule
It's important to give your eyes sometime to adjust to contact lens wear, thus, you should increase the hour of wear gradually. Everyone's eyes react and adjust differently to contact lens wear, your Eye Care Professional will recommend the appropriate schedule according to your eye condition.
Example of Wearing Schedule
|Day 1||6 – 8 hours|
|Day 2||8 – 10 hours|
|Day 3||10 – 12 hours|
|Day 4||12 – 14 hours|
Daily eye health check – The 3 GOODs of wearing contact lenses
A simple way of checking if your eye is ok is to check the 3 GOODs.
Your eyes should look white and clear, without any redness, just as how they are when you do not have contact lenses on.
You should feel comfortable with your contact lenses on. New wearers may sometimes feel the lens in the eye, which is normal, and it will probably go away after a few days. However, at any point in time, there should not be any irritation, burning or other lingering discomfort.
Your vision should be crisp and clear, and not blurry. New wearers may sometimes feel that the vision is different as compared to wearing spectacles, This happens because with contact lenses, objects appear in their correct size and position without any distortion, whereas with spectacles, because of the distance between the eye and the spectacles, objects may appear larger or smaller than the actual size.
Always remember that different eyes take different time to adjust to contact lens wear, so do not worry if your experiences are different from others. When in doubt, always take out your contact lenses and contact your eye care professionals for advice. With just a little patience and practice, you will be on your way to enjoying the freedom and comfort that contact lenses have to offer!