Contact Lens Cleaning
With the invention of multipurpose solutions this cleaning process has simplified the contact lens care required, especially for disposable soft contact lenses. But there is no substitute for mechanical rubbing of a contact lens.
Cleaning with a daily cleaner as regular maintenance will enhance patients’ visual acuity, provide greater comfort and result in longer wear time during the day.
It is specially formulated with isoproply alcohol to help dissolve lipids and oil-based makeup from contact lenses. This efficient alcohol based cleaner is a preservative free daily cleaner and is available at Ezekiel Eyes.
We also recommend enzymatic cleaning once per week with Amiclair tablets for both rigid gas permeable and soft contact lenses. Further, rigid gas permeable contact lenses should be polished at least once per year for longevity and added comfort.
These tablets are used to complement the soft and rigid gas permeable contact lens solutions for cleaning and disinfecting.
Amiclair starter packs and refill packs are available at Ezekiel Eyes.
- Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses. Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses. If recommended, rub the contact lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover the lens.
- Store lenses in the proper lens storage case and replace the case every three months. Clean the case after each use. Keep it open and dry between cleanings.
- Use only products recommended by your Optometrist to clean and disinfect lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses.
- Use only fresh solution to clean and store contact lenses. Never re-use old solution. Contact lens solution must be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, even if the lenses are not used daily.
- Always replace old contacts when you get a new contact lens prescription.
- Never put contact lenses in your mouth or moisten them with saliva, which is full of bacteria and a potential source of infection.
- Don’t use tap water or homemade saline solutions. Improper use of solutions has been linked to a potentially blinding condition among soft lens wearers.
- Never use contacts that have not been prescribed by an Optometrist. Contact lens wear is not an option for everyone; consult with an optometrist to see if contact lenses are an appropriate choice for vision correction.