It’s an everyday thing that often doesn’t get much thought. So what do you need to know about your contact lens case? We’ll tell you everything you need to know here. Contact lens cases are used to store your lenses and keep them clean with solution, whether you’re at home or on the go. Many have left and right indicators or some other design to help you remember which lens is which. Don’t forget to clean your case regularly and replace it every 3 months.
The case must be kept in a clean area. After every use, rinse it with fresh solution, and allow it to air dry. Moist spaces are breeding grounds for bacteria, so make sure you allow the case to dry before using it again. It’s also a good idea to have extra cases on hand, especially if you take yours with you to work, the gym, etc.
Never fill the case with tap water to store your lenses. Although safe for drinking, tap water contains bacteria that can be harmful to your delicate eyes.
It is generally advised to use a fresh, new case with every bottle of contact lens solution (approximately every 3 months). This is why all of our full-sized solutions are sold with a lens case included. Many users underestimate the frequency with which they should replace their case. Lens cases can easily become contaminated both inside and out, so it’s also important to clean the case regularly with solution or gentle soap and water. Always wash your hands before handling your case and lenses.
Contact lens tweezers and tongs can help you handle your lenses safely and effectively. They are used to remove the lenses from the case to minimise contact with your fingers. By using tweezers or tongs, you are less likely to contaminate or damage your lenses. Accessories like these should be disinfected before every use.
If you’re inserting or removing your lenses while on the go, we offer a variety of convenient, all-in-one lens kits that contain a lens case, tweezers, and a mirror.