Cleaning and Disinfecting Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are classified as a medical device by the FDA with an approved wearing schedule. At your fitting you will be provided with a starter kit of solutions that will be used to clean, disinfect, and store your contact lenses. Proper care is necessary for successful wear and good eye health.
Important Contact Lens Care Tips
- Follow recommended wearing schedule
- Always thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap prior to inserting or removing your lenses.
- Daily lenses require no additional solutions and are ready to use right out of the blister pack.
- Do not insert your contact lenses before applying make up. Take them out before removing make up.
- Do not substitute sterile saline solutions for multi-purpose solutions
- Rub and rinse your contact lenses as directed by your eye doctor before placing them into a storage solution.
- Do not “top-off” the solution in your case. Always discard all the leftover contact lens solution after each use. Never reuse any lens solution.
- Clean, rinse, and air-dry your lens case each time lenses are removed.
- Replace your contact lens case every three months.
- Do not expose your contact lenses to any water: tap, bottled, distilled, lake, or ocean water. Swimming in your contact lenses is not recommended. Organisms in pools and lakes can lead to severe eye infections.
- Always have a backup pair of eyeglasses with the correct prescription.
- Polarized sunglasses are highly recommended to wear over your contacts for maximum protection and safety when driving.
Contact our office if you experience any symptoms of eye irritation or infection associated with contact lens wear.