A good contact lens solution is essential to keep your eyes from irritation because of prolonged use. A contact lens solution is used to clean, maintain, and extend the life of your contact lens.
Contact lens solution should be able to clean your contact lens so that the wearer can be comfortable and maintain clear vision. In the market, there are different available contact lens solution. A person using contact lenses should know whatâ€™s the appropriate solution for their contact lens.
A cleaning solution is a type of contact lens solution that removes dirt, mucus, and debris that accumulates while the contact lens is in the eyes. The wearer usually rubs their lenses with caution to avoid breaking the lenses. Hydrogen peroxide is typically used in this type of solution.
This second solution should only be used after the first solution. Saline contact lens solution will rinse off the first solution from the lenses. This is to neutralize the effect of the hydrogen peroxide contained in the cleaning solution.
Now, the third contact lens solution is employed to disinfect the lenses. To prevent eye irritation and infection cause by bacteria, fungus and other harmful microorganisms a disinfecting solution is used. After cleaning and rinsing lenses, an enzymatic cleaner can be used to remove substances like protein. This solution is in a tablet, it is dropped to the solution and kept overnight.
There are also multi-purpose solutions, it is generally an all-in-one solution. The cleaners, disinfectants and protein removers are mixed into one solution. Thereâ€™s no need to use enzyme tablets, all it needs is a saline solution after the contact lens is stored overnight.
The last contact lens solution is used for rewetting the lenses. These are drops that lubricate the lenses while they are being worn for long periods of time. This solution help in maintaining the lens comfortable to wear as it keeps moist in the lenses.
Keep in mind that all contact lens solution should be thrown away after the date of expiration and always ask for advice from an ophthalmologist.