How To Clean Your Contact Lenses Absolutely

Contact lenses are one of the simplest and most convenient ways to correct your vision, but if you're not careful, they can cause eye infections. That is why it is critical to understand how to clean and care for your colored contact lenses properly. Keeping your contact lenses clean can help reduce irritation and a variety of eye problems. Continue reading to learn how to clean your contact lenses properly for optimal eye health.

Step 1: Wash your hands first. Before removing your contact lenses, always wash your hands. This may help keep bacteria out of your eyes and off your contact lenses. When washing your hands, always use antibacterial soap. Scented soaps and lotions can irritate your eyes and cloud your contact lenses.

Step 2: Put on your color contact lenses. After washing and drying your hands, take one contact lens and place it in the palm of your hand. Then, dab a small amount of multi-purpose contact lens solution onto the lens. Next, rub the lens up and down on the palm of your hand with your index finger. You should never rub your contact lenses in circular motions because this can damage the lens. It is advised to rub the lens for about 20 seconds. This will vary depending on the brand of solution. Check the label on your contact lens solution bottle for the recommended cleaning time for each lens. Rep this procedure with the opposite contact lens.

Step 3: Rinse your contact lenses After rubbing your lenses, rinse them in the palm of your hand with the solution to remove any remaining particles and debris. Rinse the lens for a few seconds on all sides, or follow the directions on the contact lens solution bottle.

Step 4: Keep your contact lenses safe. Finally, fill your contact lens case to the brim with solution and place one contact lens on each side. There should be enough solution to submerge both lenses completely. Reusing the solution to soak your contact lenses is not recommended. Every day, add a new solution to the box.

In addition to the steps outlined above, the following helpful contact lens care tips can help ensure cleaner contact lenses and reduce the likelihood of eye infections.
  • Wipe your contact lenses whether you use a "no-rinse" solution or not. Rubbing each contact lens in your palm will remove any protein buildup, debris, and particles that may cause irritation.
  • To clean and rinse your contact lenses, always use contact lens solution. Impurities and chemicals in water, saliva, and other liquids can not only damage your lenses, but also cause serious eye health problems.
  • To prevent bacterial growth, empty, rinse, and air-dry your contact lens case on a daily basis. Remember to disinfect your contact lens case by rinsing it with contact lens solution.
  • Bacteria can accumulate in the lens case over time. Replace your contact lens case every three months or as prescribed by your doctor.
Cleaning contact lenses can help prevent irritation, infection, and other eye problems, but it is a time-consuming process. Schedule a free consultation today if you want to keep your vision clear and your eyes healthy without having to compromise the daily chore of cleaning your contact lenses.

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