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Choosing a solution for your contact lenses

If you wear contact lenses, then chances are you have run to the store at night after running out of contact lens solution. There are many different brands with different prices and different offerings. If you don’t know what the best contact lens solution is for you, you will end up choosing one based on price or whatever catches your eye.

Choosing a contact lens solution is important because different solutions react to your contact lens materials in different ways. That is why you need to make sure that your contact lenses are properly disinfected so that your eyes are not affected, and your lenses are not damaged. For users of daily contact lenses, you may not need to worry so much about contact lens solution but for those who use weekly or monthly contact lenses, maintaining proper eye hygiene depends a lot on the type of solution that you use.

Multipurpose solutions

These are contact lens solutions that can clean, rinse and store your contact lenses. After using your lenses, you need to rinse them and rub them down before storing them. All you need to do is to put the contact lens between your index finger and thumb and run a stream of solution on it for about 10 seconds. This helps to remove any germs, organisms or any build up on it. That way, your contact lenses will be safe and clean when they are soaked for the night.

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) solutions

This is a great choice if you wear contact lenses in Winter Park and are allergic or sensitive to most solutions. You can use hydrogen peroxide solutions to rise and store your contact lenses. You however must neutralize the lenses first in a neutralizing case before you wear them. If you skip this step and put your contact lenses into your eyes without neutralizing them, it will hurt your eyes and cause serious burns to your cornea. You need to make sure that the neutralization disc is changed after a while as its potency reduces with continuous usage. Sterilizing your contact lenses with hydrogen peroxide solution, you need to soak them for about 6 hours.

Saline solutions

This does everything that a multipurpose solution does but with the added benefit of allowing you to store your lenses for as long as 30 days. Saline solution is sterile and can be used with other types of contact lens solutions. Saline solution helps to remove dirt, destroy bacteria and store your contact lenses. Once you have disinfected your contact lenses, you can then use another solution to rinse and clean. Saline solution is pretty much pH-balanced water with some salt which is best suited as a cleaning solution and storage. You can then use another solution for disinfecting. Not that you cannot use saline solution for disinfecting your contact lenses but it is not a replacement for a proper disinfectant.

Speak to your eye doctor

When dealing with contact lenses in Winter Park, your best bet is to speak with an eye doctor with experience so that he can help you to recommend the best contact lens solution that will help keep your eyes healthy. Also if you are looking to change your lens care solution, speak to your eye doctor first before going ahead.

Eyes of Winter Park is there for you to help you get the best performance from your eyes through excellent care, best quality eye wears and seasoned professionals to help you take care of your eyes. Call us today or send an email for a free consultation.

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