How to Properly Care for Your Contact Lenses: A Step-by-Step Guide

Contact lenses are a great way to correct vision without having to wear glasses, but they require proper care to avoid eye infections and other problems. In this post, we’ll go over the steps to properly care for your contact lenses.

Step 1: Wash your hands

Before handling your contact lenses, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. Avoid using moisturizing or scented soaps, as they can leave residue on your hands that can transfer to your lenses.

Step 2: Remove your lenses

Remove one lens at a time, starting with the same eye every time to avoid mixing them up. Gently pinch the lens with your fingertips and carefully remove it from your eye. If you have trouble removing the lens, try using rewetting drops to moisten it.

Step 3: Clean your lenses

Place the lens in the palm of your hand and apply a few drops of contact lens solution. Rub the lens gently with your fingertip to remove any debris or buildup. Rinse the lens thoroughly with solution to remove any remaining debris.

Step 4: Store your lenses

Place the lens in the appropriate side of the lens case and fill it with fresh contact lens solution. Never reuse old solution, as it can lead to contamination. Always use a fresh solution each time you store your lenses.

Step 5: Repeat for the other lens

Repeat the process for the other lens, making sure to always handle each lens separately.

Step 6: Clean your lens case

After inserting your lenses, rinse the lens case with solution and let it air dry. Replace your lens case every three months to ensure it stays clean and sterile.

Step 7: Follow your eye doctor’s instructions

Make sure to follow your eye doctor’s instructions for care and replacement of your contact lenses. Depending on the type of lenses you have, your doctor may recommend different cleaning and replacement schedules.

By following these steps and your eye doctor’s instructions, you can keep your contact lenses clean and avoid eye infections and other problems. If you experience any discomfort or notice changes in your vision, contact your eye doctor immediately.