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Caring for Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses are an option for many people over eyeglasses. They do require some special care and proper cleaning. This is a guide about caring for contact lenses.


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October 19, 2010

Recently I had to have my contacts resurfaced, due to damage. The simple act of dropping one in the bathroom sink can really cause problems. To keep this from happening again, I now place a foam shelf liner cut larger than my sink size over the sink. Now, if I happen to drop one inserting it or taking it out, I know it won't be damaged. When not in use, I roll up and keep handy in the bathroom.


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January 12, 20010 found this helpful

I love the all in one solutions that clean and remove deposits on my contact lenses, but boy are they expensive! To save money I use plain saline solution to rinse my lenses after storing in the all-in-one solution.

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March 17, 20130 found this helpful

This guide is about cleaning contact lenses. Your vision and comfort is improved with clean contacts.

Cleaning Contact Lenses

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March 13, 2007

Before cleaning your contact lenses, close the drain in your bathroom sink or cover it with a washcloth. This will keep the lenses from going down the drain if you drop them.

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December 30, 20040 found this helpful

Tips for saving money on cleaning solutions for contact lenses. Post your ideas.

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December 30, 20040 found this helpful
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Walmart seems to be one of the cheapest for multipurpose solution. I use their store brand multipurpose solution for rinsing and cleaning. The saline stings my eyes. I have never had any problems with the generic brands and I'm a contact wearer for almost 20 years.

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March 23, 20090 found this helpful
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I went to my optometrist years ago and decided to be honest. I told him I was only using saline because of the cost.

He picked up a bottle of the solution I should have been using and walked me over to the Hydrogen Peroxide. (Yes the brown bottles for 50 cents!) They have the same ingredients! The only difference is the label, check it out.

This system works well with the Aosept cups that have the hole in the top. It is very important to let the air out overnight. You will see and here the bubbles. The air will convert the Peroxide (H2O2) into water (H2O)

Remember to rinse with saline. This was just before the multi-purpose solutions came out so it was always two steps.

I used this for many years with no ill effects before I went back to glasses.

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