Contact lens wear and care isn’t complicated
Yet just like with anything else, wearers get busy and sometimes forget to follow good practices. Lost or unread instructions, lack of time, forgetfulness—can all get in the way, even for those who have the best of intentions.
As your patient’s eye care professional, you want to help contact lens wearers keep up with safety practices to keep their eyes healthy.
What is The EASY Way?
The EASY Way (Eyes, Awareness, Safety & You) offers three steps to healthy, comfortable contact lens wear
- Think Clean. Wash and dry your hands every time before touching your lenses or eyes. If you wear reusable lenses, always clean and disinfect them with each removal, and clean your case as directed. Keep your lenses and case away from any type of water, which can contain harmful microorganisms.
- Remember Fresher is Better. Wear your contacts for as long as your eye care professional says, replacing them with fresh lenses on schedule. Only wear daily disposable lenses once, and always rely on new solution for reusable lens disinfection and storage. Replace your case at least every three months.
- Trust Your Eye Doctor. Listen to your eye care professional, who has specialized training. If you have any questions, contact their office—they care about your health and great vision.
We’re making it easy for you to share wear and care tips with your patients
The EASY Way offers simplified tools to help you have lasting conversations with your contact lens patients about health and safety habits.
These free tools are available for download to anyone who fits contact lenses or interacts with lens wearers, including:
- Optical shop representatives
Practice staff can also take a quiz to show off their knowledge of The EASY Way. Once you review the material and pass the online quiz, you’ll gain access to a downloadable certificate and badge for your office and communications.
About the Contact Lens Institute
The Contact Lens Institute advances the latest innovations in safe and effective contact lens and lens care products and services that provide unique benefits to patients while satisfying the evolving needs of eye care professionals. CLI undertakes activities that properly assess, enhance, promote and balance contact lens and lens care industry welfare and growth, including the safe use of products in the marketplace. Its members include Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision. For more information, visit contactlensinstitute.org.
Who Can Follow The EASY Way?
Meet Dom: Dom puts the new office chair together without reading the instructions, only to realize it is permanently stuck in the lowest position.