How To Clean And Take Care Of Your lenses

February 13, 2019

Contact lenses come with great responsibility. You must clean and take care of your lenses if you want to prevent infections, blurred vision, or a potentially fatal situation. 

Inserting your lenses

1. Always wash your hands

Before you insert your lenses, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and with clean water. 

2. Dry your hands thoroughly

Contact lenses are not supposed to come in contact with water. Make sure you dry your hands properly before you touch your contacts. 

3. Use a lintless towel

Use a towel that does not leave lint on your fingers. Any foreign particle on your lenses can go into your eyes and cause infections. 

Removing your lenses

1. Wash your hands

Again, wash your hands before you remove your lenses. 

2. Use a lens solution

Place your lenses in contact case and pour some contact lens solution over it to disinfect your lenses. 

3. Contact lenses that are stuck

If your contact lenses are stuck, do not panic. Blink quickly and it can help your lenses come back to the center of your eye. If it does not help, try rewetting drops. That can help lubricating the lenses which will again help you remove them. You can also buy soft forceps to remove the lenses. 


1. Change your contact lens case every 3 months.

2. Do not wear your lenses if your eyes are red or swollen.

3. Refrain from wearing lenses if you have seasonal allergies. 

4. Always see a doctor if you experience any discomfort, itchiness, or blurred vision. 

5. Do not share contact lenses. 

6. Always consult your doctor if you intend on switching brands. 

7. Do not top off your old lens solution with a new bottle. This can spread bacteria. 

8. Do not wear your lenses while sleeping. This can cause your lenses to get stuck on your eye. 

9. Do not wear your lenses beyond the recommended number of hours. 

10. Do not wear lenses that have expired.

11. Keep your fingernails to avoid scratching your lenses.

12. Do not wear lenses while swimming.

13. Do not let the tip of the lens bottle touch any unhygienic areas.

If you are looking for lenses to buy, try Solotica contact lenses. The Solotica contact lenses are affordable and look extremely natural.

Wearing Makeup and Lenses

Always insert your contacts first and then apply makeup. Do not use oil-based or powder based makeup. Use hypoallergenic makeup to prevent infections. Remove your lenses first before you remove your makeup. Do not use lash-building mascara or fake eyelashes. They can break off and land in your eye.

Colored Lenses

The instructions for taking colored lenses are almost the same as regular lenses with a few additions. 

Colored lenses require a little more attention, as people often forget that they are medical devices as well. Colored lenses can be worn by people who want it purely for aesthetic reasons. 

  • Do not share non-prescription colored lenses

It may seem like a good idea, but colored lenses just like regular lenses are specially made for you. Sharing lenses can spread bacteria and cause fatal infections as well. 

  • Do not wear colored lenses all day

Colored lenses are not meant to be worn all day. Beyond the recommended number of hours, colored lenses can cause discomfort.

If you are in the market for colored lenses, you might want to give the Anesthesia contact lenses a try. The Anesthesia contact lenses are comfortable and offer a variety of shades to choose from.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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