Maintaining hygiene is a crucial part of wearing contact lenses. Failing to follow the right cleaning practices can cause infections, irritations, and even lead to permanent eye damage. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of cleaning your contact lenses with saline solution.

What You Need:

– Saline Solution
– Clean Hands
– Contact Lens Case

Step 1: Wash Your Hands

Before you start cleaning your contact lenses, make sure your hands are clean. Wash them thoroughly using soap and water. Dry your hands with a lint-free towel to avoid getting dirt and contaminants in your eyes.

Step 2: Remove Your Contact Lenses

Take out your contact lenses and place them in the palm of your hand. Ensure you fill your lens case with fresh saline solution every day. Never reuse the solution or top it up.

Step 3: Clean Your Lenses

Pour some saline solution onto each contact lens and rub it gently using your fingertips. Be careful not to use too much force as it may damage the lens. Rinse your lenses thoroughly with saline solution to remove any dirt or debris.

Step 4: Store Your Contact Lenses

Place your cleaned contact lenses in the appropriate compartments of your lens case. Make sure they are not touching each other. Fill both the compartments with saline solution and close the case.

Top Tips for Cleaning Your Contact Lenses

– Always use fresh saline solution
– Never use water to clean and rinse your contact lenses
– Never wear contacts while swimming, showering or sleeping
– Avoid using hair sprays or lotions while wearing contact lenses
– Don’t forget to replace your lens case every three months

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your contact lenses remain clean and free from any impurities. Regular cleaning can not only help prevent eye problems but also improve the lifespan of your lenses. Happy and safe wearing!

“Can I use tap water instead of saline solution to clean my contact lenses?”

It is not recommended to use tap water to clean your contact lenses as it may contain harmful microorganisms and minerals that can damage your lenses or cause infections in your eyes. Saline solution is specifically designed for cleaning and disinfecting contacts. It is best to follow the instructions of your eye care provider or contact lens manufacturer for proper cleaning and care of your contact lenses. I do not have personal opinion or experience. However, it is important to note that tap water can contain harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and amoebas that can cause serious eye infections. These microorganisms may not be killed by regular cleaning and disinfecting agents, and can lead to potentially severe health problems such as corneal ulcers or blindness. That is why it is recommended to always use fresh saline solution specifically designed for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses.

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