Everyone knows they’re supposed to clean their contact lenses, but what about the lens case? When you don’t follow the proper steps to clean a case it can become a breeding ground for bacteria, possibly transferring to your lenses and causing an infection. Many eye infections are caused by poor hygiene.
The following steps will help keep your lenses fresh and your pretty little peepers healthy:
- After you put in your contacts, empty all solution from the case. Never re-use the solution. You wouldn't save your bath water for next time?
- Rinse the case with clean Multi Purpose Solution and rub the inside with your clean fingers or a piece of tissue.
- Allow the case to air dry upside down without the caps on, or loosely on until you’re ready to store the lenses again.
- If necessary, you can run the contact lens case through the dishwasher clean it. Alternatively, you can place the case in boiling water for five minutes to sterilize it.
- Replace your case every three months. Most bottles come with a new case now anyway.