It seems so simple yet most of us can’t seem to get it right so a refresher course is in order.
Below are some helpful tips from our website but let me add some “blog extras.”
- *Do NOT reuse solution* Let me reiterate that: do not “top off” the solution in your case. Each time you take your contacts out of your case, you should dump the solution out and let the case air dry. Here’s how I recommend leaving your case:
That lets the case air dry. If you just lay it face down on the counter, all the solution won’t evaporate. If you lay it face up, your wife’s hair spray will probably land in the case.
- Run your case through the dishwasher every few weeks to clean it.
- Wear one day contacts and you don’t have to keep up with how old your contacts are or worry with solution.
Helpful tips for contact lens wear
- Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses. Non-moisturizing soaps are preferred as they do not leave a film on the contacts.
- Use only the products recommended by our doctors. We have selected the best cleaner/storage solution for you based on your prescription, type of contacts and health of your eyes. Saline and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses.
- Use only fresh solution. NEVER re-use solution.
- Clean the storage case after each use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings.
- Always follow the recommended lens replacement schedule prescribed by our doctors. Waiting until lenses feel irritated means microscopic damage has already occured to the lens and your eyes.
- It is always best to not sleep in your contacts. If you must, inform our doctors so they can work with you to find the best options available.
- Put on lenses before makeup, lotions or creams to limit the chance of getting those in your eyes or on your contacts. Take lenses out before removing makeup.
- On the rare chance your eyes become red, irritated, painful or your vision becomes blurry, remove the lenses and call our office.