Products for Contact Lens Wearers

Products for Contact Lens Wearers
September 6th, 2018, Admin,

There's a wide variety of available solutions and brands out there for contact lens wearers. Below is a general breakdown.

Enzymatic cleaner

What Is It

  • removes protein from contact lenses
  • used on a weekly basis
  • in tablet form and used with saline solution/disinfecting solution (multipurpose/hydrogen peroxide)

How to Use

  1. Before using the enzymatic cleaner, clean and rinse contacts properly using other products.
  2. Fill lens case or vial holder with fresh solution, then drop an enzymatic tablet in each lens well/vial holder.
  3. Wait for the tablet to dissolve in the solution, then add contacts.
  4. Leave in for the required time (usually 15 minutes).
  5. Disinfect with another product if necessary.

Daily Protein Remover

What Is It

  • removes protein from contact lenses
  • liquid form
  • used daily
  • used during disinfection with multipurpose solutions

How to Use

  1. Clean and rinse contacts using other product solution.
  2. Fill both wells of lens case with multipurpose solution.
  3. Add a drop of daily protein remover to each.
  4. Disinfect  lenses as usual.

Eye Drops

What Is It

  • lubricates eyes
  • re-moisturizes contact lenses

How to Use It

  • please follow the instructions on eye drop bottle

*Make sure to choose a brand that is safe for contact lenses. Eye drops that aren't made for contact lenses can temporarily change how a lens fits your eye, or discolour the lens permanently.

Products for Sensitive Eyes

  • helps those with allergic reactions to contact lens solutions (usually caused by a preservative called thimerosal and other preservatives)
  • for those with allergic symptoms such as itching, tearing, foreign body sensation, burning, redness and eye discharge

*Be aware of the expiration dates on all contact lens solutions, particularly preservative-free solutions (some of which have a “disappearing” preservative that disappears before the solution comes into contact with the eyes).

Non-aerosol preservative-free saline should be discarded within 2 weeks after you open it to reduce the risk of contamination.

Multipurpose vs Hydrogen peroxide

It may be worthwhile to try the hydrogen peroxide care systems, even if it takes a little more time.

Using a hydrogen peroxide cleaning system daily may significantly reduce mucus and lipid deposits and increase the surface moistness of silicone hydrogel lenses compared to using a multipurpose solution.

So if you are someone who has experienced discomfort issues with silicone hydrogel contact lenses, then it's worthwhile to give the hydrogen peroxide cleansing system a try.