Posted on: 4 August 2016
Here are a few things that you may not have known about your contact lens solution as a contact wearer that could help you take care of and protect your eyes.
Saline Solution Is Not Designed For Disinfection Purposes
If you use saline solution when you put your contact lenses in, make sure you know exactly what your saline solution is designed for. Saline solution is designed to flush your eyes and provide them with a little bit of moisture. Saline solution is also designed to be used as a sanitary way to rinse off your lenses.
However, it is important to note that saline solution is not designed to disinfect your contact lenses; the same goes for rewetting drops. Neither saline solution nor rewetting drops were made to clean your contacts; they are just a sanitary way to rinse off your contacts and provide them with a little moisture. Do not use them for disinfecting purposes.
Rub & Rinse Is Always A Smart Idea
Many eye professionals believe that you should use the rub and rinse method even if your contact lens solution is labeled as a "no-rub" type. The rub and rinse method consists of using clean, washed hands to rub your contact lenses before you rinse the lenses and soak them in your contact lens solution. Many eye professionals believe the rub and rinse method is the best way to remove contaminants from your lenses, even if your contact lens solution is not specifically designed for that action.
Never Transfer Your Contact Lens Solution
You should never transfer your contact lens solution into another container. For example, if you are traveling, you should pour some of your contact lens solution into a smaller container for travel purposes. When you transfer your contact lens solution from one container to the other, and expose it to air, you compromise the sterility of the solution. The chances that your solution could become unsterile greatly increases when you transfer it from one container to another. This greatly increases the chance that you could get an eye infection.
If you are traveling, it is best to purchase a travel size contact lens solution instead of trying to get the most out of your larger contact lens solution container for the safety of your eyes.
Keep The Tip Away From Other Surfaces
Finally, it is vital that you never allow the tip of your contact lens solution bottle to come into contact with anything else, including your contacts or your fingers. Hold the tip above your contacts and allow the drops to drip and fall onto your contacts and always keep your hands back.
If your contact lens solution tip comes into contact with anything else, it can easily become contaminated, which will compromise your eye health. Try your best to never touch the tip, and always remember to put the lid back on to reduce the chance of your contact lens solution becoming contaminated. Click here for more.Share