What Are My Contact Lens Storage Options?

Posted by CooperVision on Friday, October 19, 2012

Contact lens wearers have more options than ever when it comes to contact lens storage. Patients who prefer a low maintenance routine may want to consider an option like daily disposable contact lenses. Daily disposable contact lenses like CooperVision’s Proclear 1 Day, are contact lenses that don’t require much contact lens maintenance. Patients can simply open a fresh package every day and wear their lenses. Once they are done wearing them for the day, patients simply need to throw the contact lenses away. There is no need for a contact lens case.

For any other contact lens, a contact lens case is necessary for storage. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your contact lens case in tip top shape:

  • Rinse your case with an approved disinfecting solution. Air dry face down to prevent the accumulation of lint or debris.
  • Replace your contact lens case every 3-6 months depending on your eye doctor’s recommendation.
  • Don’t use a cracked or damaged lens case.
  • If you are traveling, make sure to pack extra contact lens cases in case the one you are using gets lost or damaged.

Since contact lens storage needs vary based on factors such as replacement schedules, make sure to ask your eye doctor for the best way to store your contact lenses. If you don’t have an eye doctor, feel free to use our Eye Care Practitioner locator.

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