While many contact lens wearers neglect to clean and replace their contact lenses as directed, many do follow the proper care instructions. However, one aspect of contact lens hygiene that is often overlooked doesn’t involve the contact lenses at all. It is the contact lens case. Some contact lens cases are brought to the eye doctor’s office looking like they are decades old, and in many cases they may be. Even if the inside wells of the case look clean, a clear biofilm from microbes builds up on the inside. This can contaminate your clean contact lenses. After applying your contact lenses to your eyes, the contact lens case should be dumped, rinsed with clean contact lens solution, and let to air dry. Perhaps most importantly, the case should be replaced every three months, just as you would replace your toothbrush.
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From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio, for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley and Nationwide Plaza.
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*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*