Hard, or rigid contacts are comprised of material that
is known as PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). This material is very rigid,
and doesn’t contain near as much water as soft contacts. With that in
mind, taking care of and cleaning hard lenses is very different that
cleaning and maintaining soft contact lenses.
Before you purchase a pair of hard or rigid contacts, you should know
how to take care of them and how to clean them. Hard contacts differ
from soft contacts, as the cleaning process is very different. When you
purchase your contacts you should also purchase your cleaning solution.
Your cleaner is very important, as you must have it with hard contacts.
one thing that hard and soft contact lenses have in common, is the fact
that you must wash your hands before you handle either of them. You
should always wash your hands with soap and water before you handle your
hard lenses. Antibacterial soap is the best soap to use, as it will
thoroughly clean your hands and it doesn’t contain any type of fragrance.
first thing to do when cleaning your hard contacts is to take the lens
out of your eye and put it in the center of your hand. You should have
your cleaner out, and ready to use anytime you are looking to clean your
lenses. Once you have the lens in the palm of your hand, squirt a couple
of cleaning drops into the center of the lens. Now, gently work the
solution into the lens, for a minute or so. You should always avoid
using pressure, as you could end up tearing the lens.
have finished cleaning your lens, you’ll need to rinse it. You can rinse
hard contact lenses using lukewarm water. These types of lenses are very
sturdy and don’t require any special liquid or solution for rinsing.
When you have finished cleaning and rinsing your contacts, simply put
them back in the case and fill it with the solution that you have for
soaking your hard lenses in. The soaking solution will keep your
contacts fresh, and clean the protein off of them that can build up from
Provided you take good care of hard contact lenses, these
lenses will last more than your expectation. Generally, these lenses
last more than the soft lenses. You do not have to replace them for
months. The important thing is to keep the lenses clean which you can do
easily by soaking the lenses in a solution when you are not using them.
You can purchase such a solution from your local store. Regularly soak
the lenses in solution before you go to sleep which prevent any harms to