If your contact lenses are not properly maintained, they can become harder to see through, thus defeating their purpose, and they will not last as long. Also, if they are not properly cleaned and disinfected, they can scratch your eyes and you could contract a potentially serious eye infection.
Nowadays, it is very easy to take care of your contact lenses. The easiest ones to take care of are daily lenses. All a person has to do is wash their hands before putting them in and then throw them away when they are done using them.
Taking care of lenses that need less frequent replacement is also quite easy. They need to be soaked in the solution overnight, and then used. Clear Care’s peroxide based solution is recommended by many optometrists. The solution is ideal for anyone who doesn't want too many chemicals in their products. Clear Care's box includes a solution and a special container with a metal disc at the bottom. The metal disc neutralizes the peroxide over time. This solution is only to be used for soaking the contact lenses in. Using it directly in the eyes can cause severe discomfort or worse. The container is filled with solution up to the line, and the contact lenses are placed into the baskets beneath the metal disc. Next, the contact lenses are left in the solution for five to six hours, depending on the brand. After that, one can simply wear them; there is no need to rinse them off since the solution was saline. Optometrists prefer Clear Care's peroxide-based solution because it has fewer chemicals than competing brands.
Multipurpose solution is an all-in-one care solution that allows you to clean, rinse, disinfect, and store soft contact lenses. Soft contact lens wearers commonly use this solution as a care system. For example Opti Free's Puremoist solution is recommended due to its gentleness, however most of the brands have good solutions. However, optometrists do recommend avoiding store-brand products. Store-brand solutions have older formulas and can cause compatibility issues with newer contact lenses made today.
Here are a few tips to ensure proper hygiene when cleaning your contact lenses.
We welcome new patients to schedule for a contact lens exam at our office in Olympia Washington. Dr. Zurcher and our team of eyecare professionals will assist you in finding the right contact lenses for your needs. We take time with each patient to ensure that they are given the information and lenses that will ensure comfortable and healthy eyes and great vision.