Contact Lens Care

Importance of Contact Lens Cleaner

There are three basic varieties of contact lens. These are hard contact lens, soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. Hard lenses are inflexible lenses that are considered obsolete and are Soft contact lenses are flexible and allow the eyes to breathe easily. RGP lenses are somewhat rigid, yet are much more comfortable and convenient for the user.

Irrespective of the type of contact lens that you may be using, you have to take good care of your contact lens. The routine of taking care of your contact lens is a little more complicated than the routine you may have been following for your eyeglasses.

One of the most important aspects of taking care of your contacts is using a good contact lens cleaner. The contact lens cleaner is just one of the solutions that you need to take care of your contact lenses.

Why do we need to clean contact lenses?

This may seem to be a clich├ęd question, but the fact is that it is important. Let us try to answer it. When you wear a lens, it is exposed to dust, grime and protein deposits from the eyes. When we take off our lenses, we need to clean and store them that it does not cause infection in the eyes. A contact lens cleaner helps to remove dust and other microscopic particles from the eyes and to disinfect the lens.

In order to clean a pair of lens, we need to first of all clean and disinfect our hands. After that place the contact lens on the palm of the hand and put a few drops of the cleaning solution on the lens. Then we should gently rub the lens and make sure to clean it from both sides.

Remember that a cleaning solution that works and is compatible with one type of lens, may not be compatible with another type. Before, switching your contact lens cleaner, make sure that you check with the manufacturer or your eye care specialist and confirm if the cleaner is meant for the lens, you are wearing. Usually the documentation that is available with the lens mentions the type of cleaner that should be used.

It is always safe to confirm by asking your eye care specialist or the support line of the manufacturer of your lens.