Contact Lens Care

The Basics of Soft Contact Lens Care

Clean, Rinse and Disinfect

  1. Wash your hands so that you don't transfer dirt and germs to your eye. Try to avoid moisturizing soaps, as they are not good for contact lenses. Dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
  2. Remove one lens and clean it with the recommended solution. Cleaning removes eye-produced build-up, cosmetics and other debris that impairs lens comfort. It is recommended that you rub the lens in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution, even if you are using a "no-rub" product.
  3. Rinse the lens again to remove the loosened debris, making sure to take as long as the package directs: rinsing is an important step.
  4. Place the lens in your clean lens case or lens holder and fill with fresh solution; don't "top off" your old solution. Disinfecting kills micro-organisms on the lens. Disinfection time varies from product to product; check the package for details.
  5. Repeat steps two through four for your other lens