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The dos and don'ts of storing your contact lenses

Published on
January 4, 2023

Storing your contact lenses properly is essential for maintaining the health of your eyes and ensuring that your lenses last as long as possible. In this blog, we'll go over the dos and don'ts of storing your contact lenses to help you get the most out of your lenses.

According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70% of contact lens wearers reported at least one behavior that increases their risk of eye infections. Don't be part of this statistic! By following these dos and don'ts of storing your contact lenses, you can help protect the health of your eyes and keep your lenses in good condition.

Note that one of the advantages of daily lenses is that they do not need to be stored or cleaned, they are simply used once then thrown away. 

How you should and should not store your contact lenses?

 

Do store your contact lenses in a proper storage case

It's important to store your contact lenses in a clean contact lens case fully submerged in contact lens solution when they are not being worn. This helps to prevent contamination and ensure that your lenses remain moist and ready to use. Make sure to rinse out your storage case with contact lens solution (not water) and allow it to air dry before putting your lenses back in.

Don't store your contact lenses in water

It might be tempting to store your contact lenses in a glass of water when you're not wearing them, but this is a big no-no. Water can contain bacteria and other contaminants that can cause serious eye infections, and may even result in permanent vision loss in extreme cases. Make sure to always store your contact lenses in a proper storage case filled with contact lens solution.

Do replace your storage case regularly

Your contact lens storage case should be replaced every 3-6 months, or sooner if it becomes damaged or discolored. Using an old or damaged storage case can increase the risk of eye infections and make it more difficult to properly clean and store your lenses.

Don't leave your contact lenses in the case for extended periods of time

If you're not planning on wearing your contact lenses for an extended period of time (e.g. more than a week), it's best to store them in a special lens storage solution designed for long-term storage. Leaving your contact lenses in the storage case for too long can cause them to dry out or get damaged.

Do follow the instructions on your contact lens solution

Different contact lens solutions have different instructions for use, so it's important to follow the directions on the bottle. For example, some solutions need to be discarded after a certain number of uses, while others can be reused for a period of time. Make sure to follow the instructions on your solution to get the most out of it and keep your contact lenses clean and healthy.

Do ask our optometrist for guidance if you are unsure about anything 

Contact lenses are first and foremost a medical device, therefore it is a good idea to speak with our optometrist during your eye exam or contact lens fitting to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. For example our optometrist may recommend a specific solution or give advice on how to care for your contact lenses based on your prescription, lifestyle, or contact lens modality.  

How can I schedule a contact lens exam near me?

If you're in need of a contact lens exam or have any questions about your contact lens care routine, be sure to visit our Hixson optometrist. Remember, regular contact lens exams are an important part of maintaining the health of your eyes and ensuring that your contact lenses are the right fit for you.

Schedule a contact lens exam at Amplify EyeCare Chattanooga, the leading provider of contact lens services in Hixson

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your contact lens care routine, don't hesitate to consult with our eye doctor. Our optometrists can provide personalized advice and help you develop a care routine that works best for you. To schedule a contact lens exam, please call (423) 710 3965. Patients looking for a contact lens exam or medically necessary contact lenses visit our clinic from all over Tennessee, and we are proud to be a leading contact lens practice for patients from Hixson, Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Middle Valley.

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Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.


Amanda T.

Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.


Alexa H.

Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!


Charlotte M.

Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

Thank you!


Olivia C.

Seems much less frustrated with life

Reads non-stop and fast

Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

Seems much more confident

Thank You!!!


Kelly O.

When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!


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