How to Clean Contact Lenses with Witch Hazel

Are you tired of expensive, chemical-laden contact lens cleaners? Look no further than your trusty bottle of witch hazel! This natural astringent not only cleans your lenses, but can also help soothe and reduce inflammation in your eyes. Here’s how:

Gather Your Supplies

You’ll need:

  • Witch hazel
  • A contact lens case
  • Contact lenses
  • A clean towel or washcloth

Clean Your Hands

Before handling your contact lenses, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.

Fill Your Case

Fill each chamber of your contact lens case with witch hazel, up to the fill line.

Insert Your Contacts

Using clean hands, gently place each contact lens into its respective chamber in the contact lens case.

Let Them Soak

Let your contact lenses soak in the witch hazel for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible. This will help remove any dirt, debris, or bacteria that may have accumulated on your lenses.

Rinse and Store

After the lenses have soaked, remove them from the case and rinse them thoroughly with saline or contact lens solution. Be sure to discard the used witch hazel from the contact lens case and rinse the case with fresh solution before storing your lenses overnight.

That’s it! You now have clean, refreshed contact lenses ready to be worn the next day. And, as an added bonus, you can feel good about using a natural, gentle cleaner on your precious eyes.

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