February 16, 2017

3 Different Types of Contact Lens Solution You Should Be Aware Of

It’s vital to clean your contact lenses each time you store them to prevent eye disease and dry eyes. In fact, if you try to put in contact lenses that haven’t been left in solution you may find out the hard way that it’s painful or impossible. Depending on the natural moisture of your eyes, you may need a moisturizing solution, or a specific brand. You should always consult with your doctor about which type of contact lens solution will be best for your personal vision. Here are three types of contact lens solutions to give you an idea of what’s on the market.

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No Rub Solution

Traditionally contact lens wearers have had to rub their contacts with their fingers before putting the lenses in their eyes, which will clean off any film or dust from the lenses. No rub solution is designed to take this step out of the contact application process as a way of making the process faster. You can simply take your contacts out of the no rub solution and put them directly into your eyes. If you want to eliminate the need to manually clean your lenses, this type of solution might be the best for you. Multipurpose solution, which cleans and rinses your contacts at once, if often considered  a no rub solution.

Moisturizing Solution

These solutions are good for wearers who have particularly dry eyes. While your contacts are soaking in the solution, they are thoroughly moisturized and the solution adds a protective layer to the lenses. If you still experience dry eyes throughout the day, however, this solution should not be placed directly into your eyes. Instead, purchase a separate moisturizing eye drop to put in your eyes. Eye drop are meant to be absorbed. Most multipurpose solutions will also contain a moisturizing component.

Hydrogen Peroxide Based Solution

These solutions are popular, but require at least one extra step to be worn. Hydrogen peroxide does a good job of cleaning your lenses, but it can harm your cornea. As a result, the peroxide must be neutralized and converted into saline before you put in your contacts. Depending on the exact solution that you purchase, the procedure for converting the hydrogen peroxide to saline may take up to two additional steps, but involves soaking your contacts in multiple liquids before they are safe for placement in the eye. In some cases, you can add a neutralizer to the peroxide to create the saline.

Learn how to use your contact lens solution the proper way, or you may accidentally end up damaging your lenses, particularly when it comes to hydrogen peroxide solutions. Always keep an adequate level of solution in the case so that the lenses are fully wetted. In the event that your lenses dry out, they may be able to recover by soaking in solution for several hours, but they may end up being lost for good. When in doubt, get a new pair of lenses and moisturize them properly in the future.

Leonardo Dawson is an eye care consultant that consults Hollywood studios on the eye care needs of their employees. His articles mainly appear on health blogs. Learn how to buy lenses from Lenstore securely online.

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