Style

Do You Know How Often You're Supposed To Clean Your Contact Lens Case?

December 7, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | Style

As a contact lens wearer since the 8th grade, I’ve learned the dos and don’ts of contact lens care. Wearing contacts is a pretty big responsibility because if you don’t take care of them the proper way it can cause a lot of issues with your eyes. Let’s all remember the girl who fell asleep with her contacts in and wound up with a parasite in her eye. Needless to say, you don’t have to only take care of the actual lenses, but the contact case as well.

If you don’t wear dailies then chances are you have a contact case. It’s extremely important to clean your contact case every single day. To clean your lens case, simply pour out the used solution and rinse it with fresh solution. Don’t reuse solution because it’s filled with bacteria and that’s just gross. Also, make sure your contacts (and case!) steer clear of tap water because it can be harmful and cause infection. Wipe the case dry with a clean towel or let it air dry completely before putting the lids back on.

You should replace your contact case every three months. You can also disinfect your case by boiling it in hot water for five minutes. Remember to follow this rule and don’t use the same case for months and months at a time. You aren’t doing yourself any favors.

If you’re lazy and don’t like cleaning your case and lenses every day, make the switch to dailies and you won’t even need a case since they get thrown out at the end of the day. I personally made the switch to dailies about a year ago and it was one of the best decisions ever.

Don’t miss how to clean your eyeglasses and how often you should be washing your shower curtain!

[Photo: Shutterstock]

Minibanner

 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

This $26 Dress Looks Good On *Every* Woman

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
The. Best.

Fashion

These Bestselling Nordstrom Leggings Are 50% Off For A Limited Time Only

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome!

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Sweater Dress--It's Super Warm And It Looks Good On *Everybody*

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
The perfect winter dress!

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't think twice.

Fashion

The Coat Everyone Will Be Wearing This Winter (& It's Not Puffers!)

December 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're shopping this trend ASAP.

Fashion

The ONLY Jeans You’ll Need This Winter, According To Hundreds of Customer Reviews

December 12, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're on sale for $37 right now!!

Fashion

6 Things You Can Get From Anthropologie's Sale Section Right Now For Under $21

December 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to go shopping?

Fashion

The One Coat Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Winter

December 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!

Fashion

Drop Everything--Natori's Crazy Popular Convertible Bra Is On Sale For Just $27!

December 7, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's cheaper than ever!

Fashion

This $26 Dress Looks Good On *Every* Woman

I love a deal as much as the next woman, ...

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

With the official start of winter just a few days ...

Fashion

Believe It! All Of These Luxe Leather Gifts Are $65 Or Less #ThanksCuyana

If you're anything like me, then chances are holiday ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS