How to properly take care of your contact lenses

Published on
February 7, 2022

Tip #1: Don’t abuse your contact lenses

When dealing with either your dailies bi weekly or monthly, it's really important to not abuse your contact lenses by using them beyond their recommended time. So if you have a daily lens, that means at that end of that day, you're going to throw away that lens. If you have a biweekly lens after those 14 days you throw away the lens, or even sooner if they start to irritate your eyes. And for a monthly lens, you throw it away after 30 days. 

 

Tip #2:  Wash your hands before changing your lens 

Before handling any sort of contact lenses, make sure your hands are always clean. It's really important that you maintain proper hygiene so that you reduce the possibility of getting an infection in your eyes.

 

Tip #3:  Keep your contact lens clean

If you have the bi weekly or the monthly lenses you will need to make sure that you properly clean your contact lenses. Cleaning your lenses is not just rinsing them out with a multipurpose solution, but you should also rub the front and the back of the contact lens to mechanically try to get rid of any sort of protein deposits.  Even if your contact lens cleaning solution says “No Rub”, it is still recommended to rub the lens when cleaning them. 

 

Tip #4:  Use the right cleaning solution

It is very important to use the right cleaning agent. A sterile cleaning agent must be used, not just any saline solution. Tap water should also be avoided, because it may contain some bacteria, and we do not want these on our lenses. Cleaning your contact lenses with a Multi Purpose contact lens solution will ensure that any deposits or anything else on the lens are removed so that there is less chance of infection when you put the lenses on.

 

Tip #5:  Don’t use your fingernails to scrape your contact lens

Mineral deposits can accumulate on contacts, and you may be tempted to use your fingernails to clean them. Using your fingernails is a bad idea because you may end up scratching your contact lenses and your fingernails have a lot of bacteria under them which you do not want getting on your contact lens.  

 

Tip #6: Use a contact lens case and keep it clean

The case where you store the contact lenses can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so make sure to periodically change it every two to three months or sooner if you see some sort of damage. If you put your contacts in a dirty case, then that's just going to go on to the lens and then go on to your eye, which we don't want happening. 

 

Tip #7: Remember to treat your contact lenses with the proper care 

Taking care of your contact lenses requires a certain level of maturity and responsibility. Contact lenses are FDA approved medical devices, and improper use, maintenance, and storage can cause eye infections and more serious complications. Learn more about contact lens care https://amplifyeyecare-manhattan.com/contact-lenses/contact-lens-care/

Testimonials


At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.


Cynthia Norton

Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.


Steve Fay

Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.


Mary K.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


Peter G.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


Kinkie F.

I have always found Dr Kavner's work, expertise and wisdom of the highest caliber. As one of the fathers of OT, occupational othomology, his depth and breadth of knowledge about the eyes' health and wellbeing of the patient is exemplary. Cannot say enough good things about him.


Allen B.
1 2 3

Blog

strabismus_esotropia_large-e1627986452983

Dry Eyes After LASIK: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

LASIK is an eye surgery that has helped many people correct their refractive error and improve their vision. The LASIK […]

Read More
composition-with-contact-lenses-and-accessories-on-LKMZLY51

Can contact lenses get lost in your eye?

Many people who wear contact lenses may have had the concern that their lens could get lost in their eye. […]

Read More
main-2

Macular degeneration: separating fact from fiction- myths and misconceptions

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults in the United States. Approximately 20 million adults in […]

Read More
see all blogs

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare Manhattan Logo

Working Hours

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am–5pm

Friday
9:30am–3pm

Saturday
9:30am–2pm

Sunday
Closed

Location
235 East 67th Street, Suite 201, New York, New York, 10065
Fax
(212) 759-2220
Website Accessibility Policy
Safety protocols page
privacy policy
Cancellation Policy
For Patients
appointment
Call Us
Referrals
Assessments
eyefile-adduserphone-handsetcalendar-fullarrow-uparrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram