Updated: Jan 3
Are you a part of the 45 million people in the U.S. who wear contact lenses? If you are, then
you know how contact lens care is important to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and
comfortable. Whether you wear a pair for convenience or practicality, it is important to know
exactly how to take care of your contact lenses.
1. Only Touch With Clean Hands
Do not let dirt, bacteria, and germs get into your eyes by handling your contact lenses with
dirty hands. Make sure the hand soap you use is free of oils and lotions that can leave a film on your hands which can be deposited into your contact lenses.
Using Daily Lenses instead of bi-weekly or monthly lenses can help cut down on residue retained on the lenses and lead to better eye health.
2. Use Proper Care Products
Various contact lenses need special care products for you to keep them safe for the eyes.
Your optometrist will let you know what certain products should be used and what products
are not safe for you and your lenses. For instance, RGP (hard) lenses require different care than monthly soft lenses which require different care from daily lenses. In many cases
3. Use Proper Cleaning Methods
Contact lenses have to be disinfected after every use. According to the American Academy
of Ophthalmology, even if your contact lens solution is a “no-rub” type, you should still use
the “rub and rinse" method with your fingers to ensure your contact lenses are clean.
Before soaking them, rinse them with a solution, and never store your contact in water
(whether that is tap or sterile!) Most daily contacts do not require cleaning unless you drop them while trying to put them in.
4. Keep In a Proper Storage
Your contact lens solution is not only used to clean your contact lenses but also for your
case. Your contact case should be replaced every 3 months or immediately after it becomes
If you wear Daily Contacts, keep them in a place where they are easily accessible so you replace them every day. Keep them safe from being pierced by kids and pets by keeping them out of the way. OptoOrg’s contact lens dispenser allows you to put two different
prescriptions without any hassle and keeps the lenses easily accessible and out of the way. Get yours today from our shop!