Infections in contact lens wearers are often found among individuals who improperly store, handle, or disinfect their lenses. That is why proper use and care of your lenses and lens care products including lens cases are essential for the safe use of these products.

  • To clean lenses, it is recommended that each lens should be rubbed in the palm of the hand with a few drops of solution for a few seconds, even if using a “no rub” product, then rinse and place lenses in a clean case filled with fresh disinfecting solution. Thorough cleaning removes eye-produced protein, calcium build-up, and other debris such as cosmetics.
  • Even though your lens case looks clean, bacteria and other micro-organisms can form biofilm which prevents the disinfectant in the contact lens solution from working on the bacteria. Therefore it is best to replace the case at least every three months.
  • To clean contact lens case, rub the case with clean fingers for at least five seconds, rinse with contact lens disinfecting solution and then wipe dry with a lint-free cloth. Cleaning should be done on a daily basis.
  • Never use tap water in any area of your lens care, including rinsing the lenses and lens case as tap water contains micro-organisms, chlorine, minerals and metal particles which can lead to serious eye infections through microbial contamination. Always make sure that your hands are dry before lens handling.
  • Saline solution and rewetting drops are not lens disinfectants and are not effective for this purpose. Use a recommended disinfecting or multi-purpose solution instead.