The Ultimate Guide to Contact Lens Care: Cleaning, Storing, and Maintaining

So, you’ve made the switch to contact lenses! Congratulations, welcome to the club! But, now comes the real challenge – taking care of your contact lenses. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to maintaining your contact lenses.

Cleaning Your Contact Lenses

Cleaning your contact lenses is essential to protect your eyes from possible infections. Always make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses. Use a mild soap, dry hands with a lint-free towel, and avoid any lotion or sanitizer before handling your lenses. Here’s a step-by-step guide to cleaning your lenses:

  1. Place the contact lens on your palm and add a few drops of cleaning solution to the lens.
  2. Rub the lens gently for about 20 seconds with your fingers. Make sure to clean the edges of the lens too.
  3. Rinse the lens thoroughly with the solution, making sure to remove all debris.
  4. Repeat the process with the other lens.

Storing Your Contact Lenses

It’s also important to store your contact lenses properly, so they stay clean and fresh. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Always use fresh solution in your lens case and discard the old solution every time.
  • Change your lens case every three months and wash it with soap and water regularly.
  • Always store your contact lenses in their case, and make sure they’re completely submerged in the solution.
  • Never store your lenses in water or saliva. Gross!
  • Don’t forget to close the lens case tightly to prevent contamination.

Maintaining Your Contact Lenses

Finally, make sure you adhere to the following guidelines for maintaining your contact lenses:

  • Follow your doctor’s recommended wearing schedule and replace your lenses as recommended.
  • Never sleep in your contact lenses unless you’re using extended wear lenses designed for that purpose.
  • Avoid swimming, showering or using hot tubs while wearing your lenses.
  • Don’t share your contact lenses with anyone else.
  • If you experience any discomfort, redness, or irritation, remove your lenses immediately and talk to your doctor.

By following these simple yet important tips, you can keep your contact lenses clean, fresh, and comfortable to wear. Remember, your eyes are delicate and important; taking care of them should always be a top priority.

Now you’re all set! Go enjoy the world with clear vision, and never forget to take care of your beloved contact lenses 🙂

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