Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses, but they require a bit more maintenance than traditional eyewear. In this blog post, we will discuss how to store and care for your contact lenses to ensure that they stay in good condition and provide you with clear vision.

Contact Lens Risks

While contact lenses are generally safe, there is always a risk of developing an eye infection if you don't store or care for them correctly. Be sure to see your eye doctor for regular checkups, and if you experience any redness, pain, or discharge from your eyes, be sure to see an eye doctor immediately.

Overview: Types Of Lenses

There are two main types of contact lenses: daily wear and extended wear. Daily wear lenses are meant to be worn during the day and thrown away when removed. Monthly wear lenses can be worn for up to 30 days, but they require more careful cleaning and storage.

Storing Your Contact Lenses

When storing your contact lenses, it is important to use a clean case. You should also avoid using tap water to clean your lenses, as it can contain harmful bacteria. Instead, use sterile saline solution or contact lens cleaning solutions.

Storing Daily Lenses

If you wear daily contact lenses, you will not need to worry about storing them. Each pair gets disposed of after one use, meaning you don't have to worry about keeping them in solution or ensuring they’re clean. Instead, simply keep them in their sealed packaging until you wish to wear them.

Storing Extended Wear Lenses

If you wear extended wear contact lenses, you can store them in their case for up to 30 days. However, be sure to clean the case every day and replace it every three months. Rinse your lenses with solution before storing them, and never use water to rinse your lenses.

To clean your contact lens case, simply remove the lid and rub the inside of the case with solution. Rinse the case with solution, and then allow it to air dry.

Caring For Your Contact Lenses

In addition to storing your lenses properly, you also need to care for them on a daily basis.

  • Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water before handling your lenses.
  • Avoid using makeup, lotions, or perfumes while wearing your lenses, as these can cause irritation.
  • When cleaning your lenses, use a mild contact lens solution. Gently rub the lenses with your fingers to remove any dirt or debris. Rinse the lenses with solution, and then place them back in their case.
  • It is also important to clean your contact lens case on a regular basis. Remove the lid and rub the inside of the case with solution. Rinse the case with solution, and then allow it to air dry.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your contact lenses will provide you with clear vision for years to come.

Wearing Your Lenses

Looking after your lenses also comes down to how you wear them. If you experience any discomfort while wearing your lenses, be sure to remove them immediately and consult your eye care professional.

Inserting The Lenses Properly

There are two ways to insert contact lenses: the "push and blink" method and the "pull and blink" method.

To insert your lenses using the "push and blink" method, start by holding the lens on your fingertip. Next, place the lens on your eye and gently push it into place. Finally, blink a few times to help the lens settle into place.

To insert your lenses using the "pull and blink" method, start by holding the lens on your fingertip. Next, use your other hand to pull down your lower eyelid. Then, place the lens on your eye and release your eyelid. Finally, blink a few times to help the lens settle into place.

Once your lenses are in, be sure to check that they're positioned correctly. The edges of the lenses should sit right on top of your eyelids. If the lenses seem to be displaced, gently move them back into place.

If you're having trouble inserting your lenses, try wetting them with lens solution. This will help them to slide into place more easily. If you're still having trouble, consult your eye care professional. They can show you how to insert your lenses and make sure that they fit properly.

Removing Contact Lenses

When removing your contact lenses, it is important to wash your hands with soap and water first. To remove the lens, gently pinch it with your thumb and index finger and slide it off the eye. If wearing daily lenses, dispose of them immediately. Refer to the previous storage tips in this guide if you are removing monthly contact lenses.

Length Of Wear

It is important to never wear your lenses for longer than the recommended time, as this can increase your risk of developing an eye infection. If you experience any redness, pain, or discharge from your eyes, be sure to see an eye doctor immediately.

Are Contact Lenses Right For Me?

If you are considering switching to contact lenses, be sure to consult with your eye care professional first. They will be able to determine if contact lenses are right for you and help you find the perfect pair of lenses for your needs.

Benefits Of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have a number of benefits over glasses. They are typically more comfortable to wear and do not require frequent adjustments. Contact lenses also allow you to participate in activities that may be difficult with glasses, such as swimming or playing sports.

Final Notes

We hope this blog post has been helpful in teaching you how to store and care for your contact lenses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to assist you!