Getting the Most Out of Contact Lenses

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A collection of different products for caring for contact lenses.Contact lenses do not come cheap. It can be easy to mishandle them and let them go to waste. Here are some tips from my optometrist and myself on how to get the most out of your lenses.


  1. After each use, rinse your contact lens case with fresh solution, not water, then air dry. Keep the case clean and replace it at least every three months. Lens cases can be a source of contamination and infection.

  2. Before handling contacts from the case or removing from eyes, wash your hands with soap and water, rinse and dry with a lint-free towel.

  3. When removing contacts from eyes to put back into the case, make sure the contacts are not inside out (you can tell if they make a saucer-lipped shape). Putting them on in a rush and realizing they're inside out is no fun, and may cause stress to the eye.

  4. Do not re-use old solution or "top off" the solution in your lens case.

  5. Use a solution like Clear Care weekly. It uses bubbling power of hydrogen peroxide to fully refresh your lenses by removing lens deposition and debris.

  6. Use contact-friendly lubricating eye drops. Even if you don't feel your eyes are dry, having a foreign object like a contact lens on it can irritate you. They also help remove debris that may cause some discomfort.

  7. Set alarms or mark calendars for expiration dates of your open lenses. I wear monthlies so I set my iPhone to beep on the 30th day for lens disposal.


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September 12, 20172 found this helpful

Oh, one more tip I forgot to add in the list: put your makeup on after you've inserted your lenses. If you are wearing eyeliner and mascara first, there's a chance you may bump the lens into your makeup before it goes into your eye.

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September 13, 20170 found this helpful

Now this is more than uncanny. I guessed it was you, again!

Maybe it has something to do with one of my former lives when I was 'Clare'. They said I was gifted. I remember making the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.


'Miss Clare Voyant'. 'Knows all, Sees all, Tells all'.


Your tips make me want to go back to wearing contact lens, again. You can see so much more.

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September 13, 20170 found this helpful

What?! How would you have guessed this one?! Haha! I'm calling you Clare from now one. Love it.

Contact lenses are so great. You really can see so much more. Plus they don't leave that awful mark on the bridge of your nose. Bleh. However, I still LOVE glasses-- I think they are so cute.

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