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How to Take Care of Contacts Lenses?

Mar 22,2024 | Ariana

How to Wear Contacts?

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Follow these essential steps for correct usage:

1. Wash Your Tools

  • Wash your contact lens case with sterile saline solution every time you use it. Ensure all surfaces are thoroughly rinsed. Allow the case to air dry completely before storing your lenses.
  • If you use tweezers or suction cups to handle your lenses, wash them with soap and water before each use. Rinse the tools thoroughly to remove any soap residue. Dry the tools with a clean, lint-free cloth before handling your contacts.

2. Use the Tweezers to Pick Up Lens

Gently grasp the edge of the contact lens with the tweezers, ensuring a secure but gentle grip to avoid damaging the lens. Be careful not to touch the front or back surface of the lens with the tweezers to prevent any scratches or damage.

3. Put the Lens on Applicator

Place the contact lens on the applicator, ensuring it is centered and positioned correctly for insertion and adheres securely without any folds or creases.

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4. Place the Lens in Your Eye

Hold the applicator with the lens securely attached and position it correctly on your eye for insertion.

How to Take Out Contact Lenses Easily?

To take out contact lenses easily, follow these steps:

1. Wash Your Hands

Thoroughly wash and dry your hands to ensure cleanliness and prevent any contamination.

2. Eye Preparation

Stand in front of a well-lit mirror. Use your non-dominant hand to raise your upper eyelid and your dominant hand to pull down your lower eyelid gently.

3. Lens Removal

With the pads of your index finger and thumb, gently squeeze the lens to pull it down and away from your eye without folding or pinching too hard.

4. Store and Dispose

Once the lens is out, store yearly lenses or monthly lenses in fresh solution in a clean case and dispose of daily contacts.

5. Practice and Patience

It may take a few attempts to get it right, so be patient and give yourself breaks between tries.

Remember, always prioritize hygiene, be gentle around your eyes, and seek professional help if you encounter difficulties in removing your contact lenses.

How Do You Maintain Contacts?

If you are using monthly or yearly disposable lenses, please follow the below steps to take care of them.

how to maintain contacts

1. Wash Your Hands

Use soap and water to thoroughly wash your hands before handling your contact lenses. Dry your hands with a clean, lint-free towel or allow them to air dry completely. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses to prevent transferring dirt, germs, and oils.

2. Rub and Clean Your Lens

Use the appropriate contact lens solution recommended for your type of contacts to clean and disinfect them daily. Gently rub the lens in a back-and-forth motion with your fingertip to clean all surfaces. Repeat the rubbing process for both sides of the lens to ensure thorough cleaning.

3. Rinse Fresh Solution Before Using

Rinse each lens with sterile saline solution to wash away any remaining disinfecting solution. Clean your lens case every time you use it, use sterile saline solution, let it air dry, and replace the case every 3 months. Avoid using tap water on your lenses as it can lead to infections; never put a contact in your mouth to rinse it.

4. Soak Your Lens In Fresh Solution After Using

Ensure you have a new, unopened bottle of contact lens solution. Pour enough fresh solution into the contact lens case to completely submerge the lens. Gently place the contact lens in the solution. Make sure the lens is fully immersed in the fresh solution to effectively disinfect and clean it.

Essential Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions for Eye Health

Cleaning and disinfecting solutions are important to kill micro-organisms responsible for eye infections. Remember to always use fresh solution and discard solution from lens case after each use. 

1. Saline Solution

This type of solution is used for rinsing contact lenses. They clean the lenses but do not disinfect them. Some hydrogen peroxide solutions may recommend using a saline solution during the disinfecting process.

2. Daily Cleaner

Using cleaning and disinfecting solutions is very important to kill tiny germs that can cause eye infections. Always use new solution and throw away any old solution from the lens case after each time you use it.

3. Multipurpose Solution

They serve multiple functions, including cleaning, rinsing, disinfecting, and storing contact lenses. They are convenient, cost-effective, and popular among users for their ability to clean and disinfect contacts quickly.

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4. Automatic Contact Lens Cleaner

It is available to automatically clean contact lenses. This device has been clinically tested and proven to be three times more effective than standard finger rubbing cleansing methods, offering a safer and more efficient way to clean lenses.

Can I Keep My Contacts In Water Overnight?

No, you should never keep your contacts in water overnight. Water can introduce harmful bacteria and microorganisms to your lenses, leading to eye infections. It is crucial to follow proper storage guidelines using contact lens solutions recommended by your eye doctor to maintain eye health and prevent complications.

Can You Rewear Daily Contacts?

Daily disposable contacts should not be reworn. These lenses are designed for single-use and should be discarded after each wear to prevent eye infections, irritation, and other complications. Reusing daily disposable contacts can introduce irritants into the eyes, potentially causing pain, itchiness, redness, and even bacterial infections. 

How to Clean a Contact Lens Case? How Often Do I Need to Replace It?

Flush the lens case and cover it with hot running water. It is expected to replace it at least once every three months. This is crucial to prevent the buildup of microorganisms that can lead to eye infections, even if the case appears clean to the naked eye.

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