Do I Need to Clean and Disinfect My Contact Lens Case?
January 25th, 2019,
Cleaning and Disinfecting Contact Lens Cases
Cleaning and caring for contact lens cases are an overlooked component of contact lens care and cleaning. But cleanliness and proper care for your contact lens case is as important as your daily routine of cleaning contact lenses.
- Remember to clean, rinse and air-dry your contact lens case immediately after removing your contacts from the case.
- Empty out the old solution and rub the inside of your case with clean fingers for at least 5 seconds.
- Fill the case with multipurpose solution or sterile saline (not tap or bottled water), dump the liquid out, and then store the case upside down with the caps off.
You can also sterilize your empty contact lens case by submerging and boiling it in boiling water for a few minutes once a week as an added precaution.
Eye doctors suggest that you should discard and replace your contact lens case monthly, or at a minimum, every 3 months to ensure sanitation.
Looking for more great tips? Check out Oh, My Lens' Guide on What to Do When You Wear Contact Lenses for the First Time