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Aftercare For Colored Contacts: Storing Lenses
- Case for contact lenses
- Solution for contact lenses
- Understanding of contact lens cleaning
It's just as important to take care of your contact lenses when you're not wearing them as it is to use them when you're wearing them. This is especially important with reusable styles. Always keep them in an approved eye-safe solution and a suitable storage tank. Contact lens cases are the ideal way to keep your lenses safe and free of bacteria.
Tips for Proper Contact Lens Storage
- To store your contact lenses for extended periods of time, always use a contact lens case and solution.
- To clean your lens case and any contact lens accessories, always use a solution.
- Before using your contact lenses, always check for residue buildup.
- Before reusing your lenses, always inspect them for damage or tears.
- Replace your contact lens case every three months at the very least.
- Before handling your contact lenses or any accessories, always wash your hands.
- To clean your contact lenses, always use a new solution and never layer new ones on top of old ones.
How to Clean Contact Lenses
After you've worn your lenses, you should clean them before storing them. This helps to keep your lenses clean and ready to use. Dust and other residue can accumulate on your colored contacts while wearing them, so you will need to remove them once you remove them. When rinsing your contact lenses, make sure to follow these steps.
- Before removing the lenses, thoroughly wash and dry your hands with unscented soap.
- Place the lenses in the palm of your hand and move them with your fingertips rather than your fingernails.
- Fill the palm of your hand with a small amount of contact lens solution.
- To remove any solution, gently rub the lenses with your fingertips.
- Rinse the lenses with fresh solution to remove any debris that has been rubbed off.
- Place the freshly cleaned sterile contact lens case inside the cleaned contact lens case.
To avoid damage and ensure that you have thoroughly cleaned your lenses, we recommend cleaning them one at a time. Always remove your color contact lenses and store them in a clean contact lens case.
How to Clean Your Contact Lens Case
One important aspect of keeping your contact lenses clean that is often overlooked is cleaning your case or storage jar at the same time. You don't want to spend time cleaning your contact lenses only to have them contaminated by your container.
Before using contact lenses, disinfect the cases with contact lens solution. Before handling the case and solution, wash your hands as you would your lenses. When it comes to cleaning your eyeglass case, a clean toothbrush designed specifically for cleaning your case can help wipe away any bacteria or debris buildup.
Some cases may have antibacterial properties, indicating that they are made of a special material. The additional silver ions in the case can aid in the prevention of bacteria buildup. View our entire selection of contact lens cases.
Why Do I Need to Use Contact Lens Solution
Antibacterial properties in contact lens solution help keep your lenses fresh and ready to use. Other liquids (such as water and saliva) should not be used to clean your lenses and cases because they may contain potentially harmful bacteria. It can assist you in:
- Maintain the freshness and moisture of your contact lenses.
- Wear comfortably, especially if your eyes are dry or sensitive.
- Maintain the cleanliness, sterility, and safety of your lenses.