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November 14, 2023

By: Alex Shin, OD

A Comprehensive Guide To Caring For Your Contact Lenses

In an age where people are increasingly neglecting their health, it is essential to take the necessary precautions to maintain healthy eyesight. 

You can wear contact lenses instead of glasses if you want a more natural appearance and don’t mind the extra care required to keep them clean and hygienic. 

To get the most out of your contact lenses, following some basic guidelines for caring for them is crucial. With this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about taking care of your contact lenses.

How to insert and remove contact lenses

Contact lenses are a great way to improve your vision. They can be inserted and removed easily, and many people find them more comfortable than glasses. If you’re new to contact lenses, it’s important to learn how to insert and remove them correctly. 

How to Insert Contact Lenses

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

2. Dry your hands thoroughly.

3. Remove the lens from its packaging.

4. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger.

How to clean and store your contact lenses

Following are some basic steps to keep your contact lenses clean and safe:

  • Rinse your lenses with contact lens solution after each use.
  • Make sure the case contains fresh contact lens solution.
  • Replace your contact lens case every three months.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you will help keep your lenses clean and free of bacteria, leading to eye infections.

How to care for a contact lens case

A contact lens case is an important part of contact lens care. It is a small plastic case that holds the contact lenses and solution. Most cases come with a small, plastic mirror so you can see what you are doing when you put in or take out your contacts.

Contact lens cases should be cleaned every day. To clean a contact lens case:

1. Rinse the case with warm water.

2. Soak the case in a disinfecting solution for at least 10 minutes.

3. Rinse the case with warm water again.

Tips for wearing contact lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses for people who want to improve their vision. They can also provide some cosmetic benefits. Here are some tips for wearing contact lenses:

  • Always wash your hands before putting in or taking out your contacts.
  • Never put contacts in your mouth.
  • Don’t wear contacts if you have an eye infection.
  • Make sure to replace your contact lenses as directed by your doctor.