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How often do I have to switch my contact solution from my contact lens case?

How often do I have to switch my contact solution from 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 more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have i created a problem? I will switch back.

I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have i created a problem? I will switch back.

Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more

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Am i right that it's no issue to switch contact lenses solution to a different one?

Yes: Just make sure you are using one for your particular type of contact lens. If you are using soft contact lenses, make sure the solution is a multi-purpose solution, that is, one that cleans, disinfects and stores the contacts. ...Read more

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I get a red rash above my left eye and I've narrowed it to wearing contact lenses. I've switched cleaning solutions could my contacts be doing this?

I get a red rash above my left eye and I've narrowed it to wearing contact lenses. I've switched cleaning solutions could my contacts be doing this?

Probably not: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution to buy?

What is the best contact lens solution to buy?

Focused cleaner: Most contact solutions are multi-purpose with both a cleaner and a moisturizer built in. This was done for convenience and not necessarily best for the eye. I would recommend using a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner (ie, clear care) to clean the contacts and then a saline solution to rinse them off. This will give the maximum cleaning for both bacteria and enzymes. ...Read more

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What is the top/most moisturizing contact lens solution?

What is the top/most moisturizing contact lens solution?

The best solution: For contacts is to use a peroxide based cleaning system such as clear care and to rinse the contacts with saline solution (such as sensitive eyes) with insertion. ...Read more

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Any homemade contact lens solutions? Or is that just a horrible idea

Any homemade contact lens solutions? Or is that just a horrible idea

Horrible idea: Not recommended at all. Solution is not sterile and can cause multiple types of infections. ...Read more

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Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Some are: disinfectants. The label will usually indicate this. Hydrogen peroxide and multipurpose (clean, disinfect and store) contact lens solutions are all disinfectants. Saline solution does not kill germs; so you should use a separate disinfectant with this. ...Read more

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How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

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