Contact Lens Cleaning Tips

Cleaning contact lenses before putting them on(shallow DOF; color toned image)

Contact lenses introduce a new level of freedom that can help you focus more on what you are doing and less on making sure you can actually see what is going on around you. While cleaning a pair of eyeglasses can be done with just a microfiber cloth, keeping your contact lenses clean is a bit more of an involved process. Following some simple steps can make this a breeze.

Clean Solution

No matter how much are contacts you need to use fresh contact solution. A common mistake people who wear contacts oftentimes make is reusing a single bottle of contact solution for far too long. Contact solution has an expiration date and can actually lose its effectiveness after a certain period of time. Furthermore, microparticles that can be harmful if introduced to the surface of your eye can start to grow inside of the contact solution bottle.

To prevent this from happening, simply pay attention to the expiration date and make a note of when you opened the bottle. Pay close attention to the care labels on the bottle and keep the solution stored in a cool and dry environment.

Remove Makeup

If you are someone who regularly wears makeup, it would be best to get in the habit of removing it before dealing with your contacts. Most lenses, whether from your local optometrist or Lens.com, are made out of very fragile materials. Additionally, you do not want to run the risk of getting small particles in your eyes, which can potentially scratch the surface of the eye or infect it.

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