Updated: May 22
How you care for your contact lenses makes all the difference when it comes to your eye health, comfort and vision. Contact lens care requires cleanliness and organization, and OptoOrg is here to help. Using the OptoOrg Daily Lens Organizer ensures that your lenses are stored safely and neatly in the most convenient way possible. Why is convenience important?
You need to change them daily- They are called daily disposable lenses for a reason. Daily Contact lenses are designed to be worn for 14-16 hours max. Disposable lenses are thinner than other lens materials, and they cannot be cleaned and disinfected. Trying to clean daily disposable lenses can result in damaging the lens materials.
Here are some more tips to make sure you’re storing, inserting and removing your contacts with safety in mind.
1) Wash your hands- Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. After washing, dry your hands thoroughly, as you want to minimize your lenses’ exposure to water.
2)Remove before bedtime- Sleeping in your contacts, unless they are specialized lenses designed for overnight use, increases your risk of eye infection. Giving your eyes a break overnight gives them the chance to get the oxygen and hydration they need to stay healthy.
3) Throw Out Dropped Lenses- If you drop a disposable lens, throw it away. It cannot be sanitized and you do not want to risk exposure to bacteria. While you can use contact lens fluid to gently flush the lens to remove clean fingerprints for comfort, any cleaning that would remove harmful bacteria will also harm the lens.
4) Talk to Your Doctor- Your optometrist or ophthalmologist will give you specific instructions on how to properly utilize and care for your contacts, based on your prescription. If you experience any symptoms of irritation, contact your doctor immediately.