​Why It’s Important to Choose Your Contact Lens Solution With Care

26th Jul 2016

If you are using contact lenses for the first time, its natural for you to be elated about being freed from the shackles of glasses. You will immediately notice how much clearer your vision is and the comfort levels of wearing lenses is far higher than wearing glasses. Most new users are highly focused on the convenience factor and forget that their lenses would require a certain amount of maintenance in order to keep them safe for use.

This is where the contact lens solution comes into the picture. You would have to incorporate this solution into your daily, lens care routine. If you are using Daily disposable lenses you won’t really require this solution at all.

What is a contact lens multipurpose solution?

This solution is used to clean lenses and to store them, when you aren’t using them. Your lenses can easily attract micro-organisms and dirt as well as a number of other biological contaminants. This solution has specialised agents that effectively clean as well as disinfect the lenses; this makes them safe for wear. The other important thing to keep in mind is that contact lenses will harden and shrink if they are dry.

This is why it’s important to ensure that they are soaked in the right contact lens solution; this will help keep them soft and supple. This helps maintain their integrity and makes them comfortable for wear. You will find that there are a large variety of solutions available and they all have specific purposes. Some of them are designed specifically for cleaning the lenses, while others are specifically for targeting micro-organisms.

This doesn’t become a very practical solution as that would mean you would need to have different solutions for different things. The best thing to do is to opt for a multipurpose solution. This cleans, disinfects, as well as rehydrates the contact lenses. If you are looking for something even more attractive, you can choose to buy a multipurpose disinfectant solution. This increases the life of the contact lenses, the overall comfort of the user and it also disinfects the lenses in a more thorough manner.

A few tips:

All multipurpose solution packaging has detailed usage directions. Here are some tips you can keep in view:

  • Clean your contact lenses exclusively with cleaning solutions that are designed for them. Do not use water, or even distilled water. This will damage the lenses and they will get contaminated.
  • Clean the lenses thoroughly before as well as after you wear them.
  • Ensure you wash your hands very properly before you start cleaning the lenses.
  • Wash the lens case with the contact lens cleaning solution (this too shouldn’t be cleaned with water).
  • Store your lenses in the same solution
  • Don’t touch the cleaning solution bottle nozzle; that might affect the solution
  • Use the solution within 1/2 months post opening the bottle
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