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How Can I Sterilize My Contact Lens Case
Clean the case: Contact lens cases are commonly neglected in those who otherwise care excellently for their contact lenses. The case should be cleaned thoroughly, using soap and water and allowed to dry completely at least once per week. Some recommend boiling the case or ethyl alcohol but this must be thoroughly removed before the case is used. Some replace each 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more
If I stepped in my contact lenses , can I still wear it after cleaning it with the contact lenses solution?
Safety: I doubt that it is advisable. Get another pair and toss the ones you stepped on. ...Read more
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. Place the lens on the fingerpad of your forefinger in the correct orientation (lens edge up and curvature smooth) and with your fourth finger, lower your lower eyelid. Then gently place the lens onto the corneal surface. Do this in front of a mirror first if inexperienced. Close eyelids and roll eyes so lens hugs surface snugly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 lenses can be very dangerous otherwise, leading to infections and loss of sight or even the eye. See an eye doctor for proper fitting! ...Read more
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, disinfected, & stored the same way as any soft contact lens. I recommend a video instruction clip found on youtube for help on the technique. It takes about 10' to watch. (youtube/contact lens care instruction). ...Read more
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 absolutely no responsibility. So your prescription is for one type only and you will need to go to your ophthalmologist to get one for any other type of lens. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?
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 should use a daily cleaner to remove any debris and deposits from the lenses. You can rinse the cleaner off with tap water then you should soak the lenses overnight in a lens conditioning solution. ...Read more
Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr. In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 except for hard lenses or broken lenses. The get the lens out of the usual spot, hold the upper lid up and out, and look down and in for about 14 seconds. This will stretch the conjunctiva and push out the lens. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. is that safe?
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