Basic tips for contact lenses care: cleaning, cleaning and disinfecting lenses
- Wash your hands well so that they do not transfer dirt or germs to your eyes. Try to avoid moisturizing soaps, because they are not good for lenses. Rinse well and wipe with a lint-free towel.
- Clean the lenses with the recommended doctor solution. Then rinse them thoroughly to make sure they have no trace of dust or dirt on them. Do not jump over this step – it’s more important than you think.
- Put the lenses in the casing and fill the container with fresh solution. This step is designed to disinfect the lenses and kill the microbes present so that you have healthy eyes and impeccable sight. Always throw away the used solution.
The first problems that may arise and the solutions you have for each one:
Large protein deposits: Depending on which contact lenses you use and how large the protein deposits are, your doctor may also recommend a special protein removal product. This is all the more necessary as you use lenses with an annual replacement or twice a year.
If you suffer from dry eyes and irritation, you will need eye drops that will lubricate your eyes and hydrate your contact lenses. These apply directly to the eyes, whenever you feel dry.
If you develop an increased sensitivity or allergies, the substances contained in the maintenance solutions can be responsible. The percentage of people who suffer from such problems is, however, quite small. If so, you need to know that you do not need an additional product. You just have to start using anti-allergic products.