Advice & information
At Europe lens, we always recommend that you go to a contact lens specialist before ordering your contact lenses. They recommend a suitable lens based on your wishes and eyes so that you can enjoy the best viewing comfort. So only order contact lenses if you have also received them.
Start with contact lenses
When you start wearing contact lenses, your eye care professional will see if you are suitable to wear lenses. First, an eye test is taken to determine the strength. Then we look at the fit of the eye and whether the eye is suitable for wearing contact lenses. Subsequently, a set of contact lenses will be ordered based on the examination and your wishes. Once these are in you will be taught how to put in and take out the contact lenses and how to handle them. Finally, you will try the contact lenses and you will come to a contact lens check. If you like everything and the contact lens is good, you are done with the process and you can order your contact lenses online.
Wearing the contact lens
In principle, you can wear a contact lens all day long. But it is still wise to take them off after wearing them for 12 hours. The eye needs oxygen and it gets most of this from the outside. This means that if there is a contact lens on your eye, it ensures that the eye receives less oxygen. Fortunately, most contact lenses today are very permeable to oxygen, but with a contact lens on the eye, there will always be slightly less oxygen on them. That is why we recommend that you always purchase a spare pair of glasses so that you can wear them when you do not have contact lenses.
You only use a daily disposable lens for one day. This means that you take them out of the package in the morning and throw them away in the evening. Daily disposable contact lenses are usually packaged in 30 packs (for one month) or 90 packs (for 3 months).
You can wear weekly contact lenses for one week and then they should be thrown away. These contact lenses must also be provided with liquid. If you put them in the box, they should contain storage fluid to keep the lens moist and the contact lenses should be cleaned before use. Weekly lenses are always packed in 6 packs (for 1.5 months).
You can wear monthly lenses for one month and then they should be thrown away. This type of contact lens lasts the longest when it comes to soft contact lenses. These contact lenses only need to be provided with liquid. If you put them in the box, keep liquid in it to keep the lens moist and the contact lenses should be cleaned before use. Moon lenses are always packed in 3 packs (for 3 months) or 6 packs (for half a year).
As we get older we all need reading support. This happens between the ages of 40 and 50. Multifocal lenses have reading support, which ensures that you can see clearly at any distance again. This is because there are different rings in the lens with different strengths. This may seem annoying to look through, but once the brain is used to it, you will hardly notice it anymore. Multifocal lenses are available in both daily and monthly lenses.
All-in-one liquids: These liquids are for storing and cleaning your contact lenses. You do this by putting a drop of liquid on your lens and gently rubbing it with (washed) hands. Then you rinse the lens again with the liquid and your contact lens is clean again.
All-in-one liquids No rub: These liquids are also multifunctional because you can clean your contact lenses with these liquids and store them in them.
Only with this liquid you do not have to rub your finger over the lens. However, we do not recommend this liquid because the all-in-one liquid that you do have to rub over gives a more hygienic effect.
Peroxide: With this liquid you clean your contact lens as well as possible. The instructions for use vary per product. Always read the package leaflet carefully because peroxide in the eye can cause a lot of pain. Therefore, you should always rinse your contact lens with a neutralizing solution.
Saline: Saline is a liquid that is very neutral. This allows you to rinse your contact lenses for neutralization. We recommend that you never rinse your contact lens under tap water as it may contain bacteria.
Eye drops: An eye drop keeps your eye moist. This is useful if you suffer from dry eyes. A good eye drop also has a greasy layer, which ensures that the water layer does not evaporate. We always recommend hylo-comod eye drops.
These eye drops are most like a natural tear.