All contact lens users have heard horror stories about contacts at some point in their life, but the truth is that the chances of getting an infection when wearing contact lenses is incredibly low. However, almost all infection cases have to do with poor hygiene, which is why it's important to disinfecting contact lenses correctly and regularly.
When you wear colored prescription contacts (or any other type of lenses that are not daily disposables), materials such as protein, mucous, and other debris can build up on the surface of the lens during the day. By disinfecting your lenses, you remove all this build-up, together with any harmful germs. Doing this helps prevent developing an eye infection or another complication.
The good news is that caring for contact lenses correctly is not difficult, and by disinfecting contact lenses on a regular basis, you'll be able to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. The disinfecting techniques you should follow are the same for all types of non-disposable contacts, including colored contacts.
You should disinfect your contact lenses every time you take them out of your eyes. When it comes to how often you should take them out of your eyes, simply follow the recommended wear schedule of your lenses. Some lenses are designed to be taken out every night, whereas bi-weekly and monthly lenses can last for up to a month, but it's still recommended to take them out and disinfect them nightly.
There are several types of contact lens solutions you can use to disinfect your prescription or colored eye contacts. Choosing the right one depends on the type of contact lenses you wear and the instructions provided by your optician.
The main types of contact lens solutions include:
There are several steps you should follow when removing your contacts to clean and disinfect them correctly.
To keep your contact lenses, clean, you need a couple of accessories. It's essential to replace both the solution you're using to clean your lenses with and the holder you use to store them overnight once every month. Even if you do disinfect the holder thoroughly after each use, replacing it regularly minimizes the chances of getting an infection.
The most important accessory you need to keep your contacts in tip top condition is a lens case. You can choose from multiple varieties, including lens cases with cleaning function.
These lens cases are the perfect solution if you don't want to disinfect your lenses by rubbing them in the palm of your hand. With these cases, all you have to do is put the lenses inside the case, close it tight, pour solution until the lenses are soaked, and spin the case for about 30 seconds.
Some premium lens cases even have a built-in battery so you can clean your lenses at the click of a button. With these cases, all you have to do is place the lenses in a small storage basket, pour solution, and then simply press a button. The cleaning process will finish in about three minutes, and you don't have to do anything else.
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