Follow your schedules on lens removal and replacement
Your eyecare professional will outline two schedules: one for lens removal and another
for lens replacement. It’s vital that you follow both. Some contact lenses are designed
for daily wear; they need to be removed each night or your eyes will not receive the oxygen
they need to maintain their health. Other contact lenses can be worn overnight or for extended
periods of time. In addition, replace your contact lenses with a fresh, new pair on the schedule
your eyecare professional recommends. Some wearers are heavy depositors, some lighter
depositors. All wearers have natural oils and fats in tear film that build up on a lens over
time and can impact eye health and compromise clear vision. A fresh, new pair of lenses,
applied once a month, once a week, every two weeks or even each day can help you feel and
see your best.
Clean your case always...and replace it regularly
It’s important to clean out your lens case with multipurpose solution, not tap water-each
time it’s not in use. After inserting your lenses, rinse out your lens case with multipurpose
solution, and let it air dry to starve any bacteria that could otherwise grow in a dark, moist
environment. Replace your lens case on a regular basis, at least several times a year, to ensure
Shortcuts can short-circuit eye health!
Medical researchers conjecture that one of the ways contact lens wearers can incur harmful
infections is by “topping off” lens care solutions. Avoid this foolish shortcut, which saves
only an insignificant amount of money. Each time you care for your lenses, empty your lens
case and use only fresh, new solutions to clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses. Be sure that
your lens care solutions are not outdated. Never take shortcuts they can only cut short your
Read directions to be sure
Effective disinfection time varies from solution to solution. Check the label to be sure and
call your eyecare professional’s office if you are not certain of the required disinfection time.
Overnight soaking in a multipurpose solution is sure to cover all bases, time-wise.