Contact lenses are one of the most convenient and effective forms of corrective eyewear, but they need to be properly cared for to remain effective and safe. In today’s post, your reliable optometrist from Progressive Eyecare shares an easy four-step guide for cleaning and caring for your lenses:
Step #1: Thoroughly Wash Your Hands
Before handling your contacts, wash your hands with an antimicrobial soap and then rinse them thoroughly with water, being careful to remove all soapsuds. Afterward, use a lint-free towel to dry your hands. Washing your hands properly is a crucial step in reducing the risk of hand-eye transmission of infection.
Step #2: Clean Your Lenses, Following Your Optometrist’s Instructions
When cleaning your contact lenses, it’s important to follow your optometrist’s instructions. We typically recommend cleaning one lens at a time by placing it in your palm with the inner side facing upward and then applying our recommended amount of lens solution. Rub the lens in between your fingers to remove surface deposits. Rinse carefully afterward with more lens solution. Repeat for the other lens.
Step #3: Store Your Lenses Properly
Whenever you’re not wearing your contact lenses, we advise storing them in their case. This way, they’ll remain safe and clean until they need to be changed. We also suggest cleaning your lens case regularly and replacing it once every three months to prevent mildew or microorganism growth.
Step #4: Replace Your Contacts as Needed
Different types of contacts have different replacement schedules. Some must be discarded daily, while others can be worn for several weeks or months. Follow your contacts’ replacement schedule carefully.
In addition to contact lenses, we also offer high-quality eyeglasses as an equally effective vision correction option. If you need help choosing your prescription eyewear, call us at (702) 744-8005 for North Las Vegas, (702) 723-4888 for Boca Park, or (702) 357-8202 for Southwest Las Vegas. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve North Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas.