Contact Lens Care

Contact lenses are safe for adults and children with proper use and care.

Contact Lens Solutions

Gas permeable (GP) lenses and scleral lenses use a different kind of daily disinfecting solution and protein removal system than soft contact lenses.

Wearing + Caring For Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a medical device that requires a prescription even they are used for cosmetic purposes. The are a safe form of vision correction, as long as you follow your optometrist's advice. Below are a few tips to keeping your eyes healthy while wearing contacts and how to keep them clean.

  • Always wash your hands before touching the contact lens or your eyes.

  • Use only the contact lenses that was prescribed by your optometrist.

  • Replace your contact lenses according to the eye doctor's recommendation.

  • Replace the contact lens case at least every 3 months.

  • Avoid sleeping in contact lenses to reduce the risk of an eye infection. Contact your optometrist right away if your  experience any symptoms of an eye infection, such as eye pain, redness, irritation, light sensitivity or foreign body sensation.

  • Have a back up pair of glasses to give your eyes a break from contacts or in case you can't wear your contacts due to irritations or infections.

  • Always disinfect and store contact lenses in the contact lens solution recomended by your optometrist, either a multipurpose solution or a hydrogen peroxide system. Saline solution are not designed to disinfect lenses.

  • NEVER use water with soft contact lenses.

Contact Lens solutions

All contact lenses types, soft or gas permeable lenses, become soiled during wear from cosmetics, oil, protein, and bacteria. These deposits may cause discomfort and poor vision while wearing the contact lens. They can also increase the risk of an eye infection. Therefore it the contact lenses must be cleaned and disinfected. The best contact lens solution for your contacts is the solution that is recommended by your optometrist. If you wear daily disposable contact lenses, you don't have to worry about disinfecting or storing your lenses because they are designed to be worn only once and then thrown away. Do not store contact lenses in saline solution because they do not disinfect lenses. There are two basic types of contact lens solutions, multipurpose solution, and hydrogen peroxide solution. The multipurpose solution for gas permeable (GP) lenses is thicker than the solution for soft lenses. Hydrogen peroxide solution can be used for both soft and GP lenses.