How to Clean Contact Lenses Without Solution in Emergency Situations

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you desperately needed to clean your contact lenses, but you didn’t have any solution on hand? Whether you’re on a camping trip, stuck in traffic, or just forgot to pack your solution, fear not! There are still ways to clean your contact lenses without solution. Here are some tips:

Use Saline Solution or Water

If you don’t have contact lens solution, you can use saline solution or water as a substitute. Saline solution is a sterile solution that is commonly used to clean contact lenses. If you don’t have saline solution on hand, you can use clean, distilled water instead. Just make sure that the water is not tap water or any other type of water that may contain impurities that could harm your eyes.

To clean your lenses with saline solution or water, rinse them thoroughly with the solution and then gently rub each lens with your fingers. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your lenses to prevent any bacteria from getting on them.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Another option to clean your contact lenses in an emergency situation is to use apple cider vinegar. Dilute a small amount of apple cider vinegar in water and use the solution to clean your lenses. Make sure to rinse your lenses thoroughly afterwards to remove any remaining vinegar residue.

Clean Your Lenses with Your Tears

In a pinch, you can clean your lenses with your own tears. Tears are a natural lubricant that can help remove debris and dirt from your lenses. Simply remove your lenses and put them in your palm, add a few drops of your tears and rub them gently with your finger. Make sure to rinse them with water before putting them back in.

Final Thoughts

Cleaning your contact lenses without solution may seem daunting, but it’s doable in an emergency situation. Remember to always wash your hands before touching your lenses, and make sure to rinse your lenses thoroughly after cleaning them with any of the above methods. And of course, make sure to always have a spare solution handy to avoid these situations altogether!

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