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how can i sterilize my contact lens case

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Becker
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Boil it: Either boil it for 5 minutes, put it through the dishwasher or best yet-get a new one with each bottle of solution. Many solutions have these include ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Moderate: This is a low to moderate near sighted rx. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Refit: If you contact lens shifts in position or out of position and this is a regular issue, then recheck with the fitting ophthalmologist to get what we wo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
The one that fits: There is not one best brand--the one that fits you best, gives you the best vision and is well tolerated is the way to go.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Every use: Don't re-use the solution in the case that has already cleaned the contacts once. Don't add more without first eliminating the old (known risk for in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Daily.: The solution should be replaced every day. By not doing so places you at greater risk at possibly developing a corneal infection that could result in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Safety: I doubt that it is advisable. Get another pair and toss the ones you stepped on.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Lens hygiene: As in removing the lens, always make sure your hands and fingernails are thoroughly cleaned and avoid introducing the nail into the corneal surface. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Easy: Place the contact in the palm of your hand. Cover it with contact lens solution. Rub with your finger for 15 seconds. Flip it over and repeat. Pla ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Regularly: Try to change your cases regularly. New cases are included with bottles of disinfection solution and should be used when starting a new bottle. Easy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
17 years experience Ophthalmology
How high are the #s?: Generally on both a glasses and intact lens prescription, the higher the #s, the worse the vision is.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
See an eye doctor!: Contact lenses must be fitted properly! they need to be prescribed by an eye doctor, trialled for proper fit, then prescribed/dispensed. Contact len ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Usual way: Unless it is a daily disposable contact lens, in which you wear for a day then discard, the frequent replacement (disposable) contacts are cleaned, di ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Contact lens dispensers are obsessed with all the information being on the prescription so they can sell you the contacts, get the profit, but take ab ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Regular checkups: Regular checkups can detect problems such as allergy, dry eyes and fit. Rewetting drops can help with foreign body sensation. If problems persist it ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
39 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and redness: Persistant pain, redness and drainage after removal of your contacts suggests an infection. See an eye doctor.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
See the following: Most contact lenses get stuck in the upper, outer quadrant of the space between the lid and the conjunctiva. The rest of the eye spaces are too small ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Should not since the contact lens may be torn or have some problem if it caused an abrasion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Practice: Takes some time to learn how to get the contact on your eye. I assume it was fitted well- a poorly fitted lens wont stay on the eye too well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Tap water: No. Find a new eye doctor- or ask if you heard correctly. Tap water contains germs and parasites...
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Comparison: I am not an eye guy, but scientifically thinking, i would get another opinion, test your vision with contacts on and contacts off. Which is better ?

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