Updated: Nov 20
Organizing contact lenses is not as easy as it seems. It requires a certain amount of space and a certain amount of knowledge about the lenses.Proper contact lens information, particularly the expiration date, can help you create a contact lens inventory system that works for you.
Contact lenses are germ magnets, so it is important to keep them in a clean and safe place. It is also important to use your lens with a clean hand. Wash your hands after you touch anything that has an itch. This helps prevent bacterial infections. You can use a lint-free cloth or paper towel to wipe your hands before you take out the lenses.
If you are using a long term lens, it is a good idea to keep them in a case that seals them in solution. You can find these cases at most pharmacies or discount stores.
If you wear single-use lenses or a daily contact lens, you can store them in a container with a lid or in a contact lens organizer. OptoOrg offers a contact lens dispenser to keep your daily contact lenses secure. You can put it in a place that is convenient for you. You can also attach accessories such as a whiteboard and a frame. You can find it on the shop page. These are good for people who wear contact lenses daily. They can also be thinner, which is a benefit for patients who get irritated with thicker lenses. You can also use a contact lens organizer where you can keep your stocks.
It is a good idea to throw away your daily contact lenses when they have reached the end of their shelf life or have expired as well as after wearing them once. It is best to keep track of your lens expiration date so that you can use the ones that are nearing the end of their shelf life.
Apart from your contact lenses, you should also dispose of your solutions every now and then. Do not reuse your old solutions as it can cause eye irritations. You can get a contact lens solution at any pharmacy. Usually, these bottles come with a free case, so you won't have to purchase a new one.