Using Contact Lens Solution for Cleaning

For continued wear, it is essential to have a good contact lens solution for those who use contact lens. Contact lens solution is employed to sanitize, maintain, and extend the life of your contact lens.

For a clearer vision and comfortable wear, a contact lens solution should be able to clean your contact lens thoroughly. In the market, there are different available contact lens solution. A person using contact lenses should know what’s the appropriate solution for their contact lens.

A cleaning solution is a type of contact lens solution that removes dirt, mucus, and debris that accumulates while the contact lens is in the eyes. You must carefully rub the lenses to avoid it from breaking. Hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in this type of cleaning solution.

The second type of solution is employed after the first solution. The lenses are then rinsed with a saline contact lens solution. This is to neutralize the effect of the hydrogen peroxide contained in the cleaning solution.

The third type of contact lens solution is a disinfecting solution. To prevent eye irritation and infection cause by bacteria, fungus and other harmful microorganisms a disinfecting solution is used. Substances like protein can be removed by an enzymatic cleaner. This solution is in a tablet, it is dropped to the solution and kept overnight.

All-in-one solutions are also called multi-purpose solutions. The have the disinfectants, cleaners and protein removers in one bottle. There’s no need to use enzyme tablets, all it needs is a saline solution after the contact lens is stored overnight.

Finally, a rewetting solution is used. If the lenses are being used for long periods of time, these drops are used as a lubricant. The main purpose of this solution is to moist the lenses to keep the lenses comfortable to wear.

As a final reminder, always discard a contact lens solution once its over the expiration date and frequently ask your ophthalmologist for advice regarding contact lens maintenance.

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