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I recently acquired contact lenses and am still in school. What things should I bring to school with me?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology
12 doctors agree
In brief: Eyeglasses+Lens case
Bring your eyeglasses in case you lose a lens or you need to take one or both out for some reason.
Also bring a contact lens case and a small bottle of solution so you can store them or reinsert them. Wash your hands, and please use only fresh commercially-prepared solution. Clean your cases with hot water daily, and replace the cases regularly. Have fun at school with the new frame-free you!

In brief: Eyeglasses+Lens case
Bring your eyeglasses in case you lose a lens or you need to take one or both out for some reason.
Also bring a contact lens case and a small bottle of solution so you can store them or reinsert them. Wash your hands, and please use only fresh commercially-prepared solution. Clean your cases with hot water daily, and replace the cases regularly. Have fun at school with the new frame-free you!
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Great answer!
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Just in case
The reason that the other answers are good ones is that they all address one central issue: what do you do if there is a problem with your contact lenses! if your eyes get irritated, turn red, or your vision gets blurry, you need to be able to remove the lenses immediately.
So...Bring a case and some solution, plus your glasses to school!

In brief: Just in case
The reason that the other answers are good ones is that they all address one central issue: what do you do if there is a problem with your contact lenses! if your eyes get irritated, turn red, or your vision gets blurry, you need to be able to remove the lenses immediately.
So...Bring a case and some solution, plus your glasses to school!
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A few things
You need to bring disinfecting solutions, contact lens cases, and replacement contact lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor. Do not shower or swim with contacts in.
It is safest to remove the lenses at night and disinfect them or throw them out if they are daily replacement lenses. In between cleaning, empty the contact lens case and turn it upside down to air dry.

In brief: A few things
You need to bring disinfecting solutions, contact lens cases, and replacement contact lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor. Do not shower or swim with contacts in.
It is safest to remove the lenses at night and disinfect them or throw them out if they are daily replacement lenses. In between cleaning, empty the contact lens case and turn it upside down to air dry.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
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