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Proper Care of Contact Lenses

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  • Posted By: MatreenaRose
  • July 29, 2011
  • 07:08 AM

Any contact lens that is removed from the eye needs to be cleaned and disinfected before it is re-inserted. There are a wide variety of contact lens solutions on the market. Your eye doctor can suggest the best solution(s) for you, depending on type of lens you use, any allergies you might have, and whether or not your eyes tend to form protein deposits. Care of contact lenses includes cleaning their case as well, since it is a potential source of infection. The case should be rinsed with water, wiped and allowed to dry.

Saline Solution: It is designed for rinsing off your contact lenses. Since it does not kill bacteria, it is not recommended for storage of your contacts.

Disinfecting Solution: It is designed for storage of your contacts, it kills bacteria. It is available as a single solution or a multi-purpose solution.

Multi-purpose Solution: This solution is a mixture of a disinfectant and a daily cleaner. These solutions make the daily routine of cleaning easier.

Daily Cleaner: It is a solution which mechanically removes bacteria and deposits from the contacts by manually rubbing the contact lens.

Enzymatic Cleaner: This is a cleaner which chemically removes deposits from contacts.

Re-wetting Drops: These are designed to moisten your contacts when dryness occurs.

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