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Storing Contact Lenses, Explained

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Keep Your Contact Lens In A Case Filled With Fresh Solution.
Hold Your Contact Lenses by the Edges When Inserting or Removing Them.
When You’re Not Using Them, Keep Your Contact Lenses In Their Case.
Don’t Store Your Contact Lenses In Water.
Don’t Sleep In Your Contact Lenses Unless You Wear Extended Wear Lenses.
As contact lenses are inserted directly into your eye, it's important to make sure that they are clean and free of any bacteria. If you were to put your contact lenses back in the case after taking them out, there is a chance that bacteria could contaminate the lens and cause an infection. In order to avoid this, always store your contact lenses in a clean, dry place.
Here are some tips on how to store your contact lenses safely:

Keep Your Contact Lens In A Case Filled With Fresh Solution.

One reason you should keep your contact lenses in a case filled with fresh solution is because it helps to keep them clean. If you don't keep them clean, they can become scratched or damaged, which can cause vision problems. Additionally, keeping your contact lenses in a case filled with fresh solution will help to prevent them from becoming dry and uncomfortable.

Hold Your Contact Lenses by the Edges When Inserting or Removing Them.

When you insert or remove your contact lenses, you should always hold them by the edges to avoid getting them dirty or scratched. By holding them by the edges, you can also avoid getting any fingerprints on the lenses. If you do happen to get fingerprints on your lenses, you can clean them with a lens cloth or by rinsing them off with water.

When You’re Not Using Them, Keep Your Contact Lenses In Their Case.

This helps to keep them clean and prevents them from becoming scratched or damaged. It’s important to keep your contact lenses in their case when you’re not using them, because if they’re not stored properly, they can become contaminated

Don’t Store Your Contact Lenses In Water.

Storing contact lenses in water can increase the risk of developing a serious eye infection. When contacts are stored in water, bacteria and other organisms can grow on the lens, which can cause a number of problems, including eye irritation and inflammation, a condition called keratitis, and even blindness. In addition to risking eye infection, storing contacts in water can also cause them to become misshapen, making them uncomfortable to wear.
If you must clean your contact lenses with water, be sure to use sterile saline solution or distilled water, and rinse the lens thoroughly before putting it back in your eye.
We want to share with you one more extra tip, which is very important at the moment of storing your eye contact lenses:

Don’t Sleep In Your Contact Lenses Unless You Wear Extended Wear Lenses.

Sleeping in contact lenses increases the risk of developing serious eye infections. In fact, one-third of contact lens wearers have slept in their lenses at least once, and of those who do, nearly one in five develop a corneal ulcer, a painful sore on the eye that can lead to vision loss.
If you wear extended wear lenses, which are designed to be worn for up to 30 days at a time, you can safely sleep in them. However, if you wear daily wear lenses, which are designed to be worn for one day and then discarded, you should not sleep in them.
It's also important to store your contact lenses properly because they can become damaged if not handled correctly. Contact lenses are made of delicate material and can easily be torn or ripped if not handled gently. Always hold your contact lenses by the edges when inserting or removing them, and be careful not to drop them.
If you follow these tips, you can be sure that your contact lenses will stay safe and clean!
Do you have any other tips for storing contact lenses? Let us know in the comments below!
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