You can store your contact lenses in plastic cases after you remove them at the end of the day. Over a period of time, these plastic cases can be home to a large number of bacteria. So you must do something in order to save your contact lenses from contamination. Plastic cases for contact lenses should be replaced at least two or three times in one year but many people simply go on with one set for more than one year. It can be dangerous to your eyes. Even when you are changing these cases at least three times a year, you need to sanitize it on monthly basis to keep away all sorts of nasty bacteria from entering your plastic cases and then, your beautiful eyes!
- Risk of contaminating your contacts will be lower if you rinse and clean your cases every time you use them. Here are a few important tips to help you rinse and clean your contact lenses –
Use an antibacterial soap to clean your hands first of all. If your hands are not clean, you can you possible sterilize or cleanse bacteria off the contacts. Take contact lenses from the plastic case and put them inside a clean bowl containing contact solution. This solution is usually provided at the time when you get these contacts.
Get rid of contact solution completely by turning it downward. Now wash it with an antiseptic soap and warm water. It will help you to get rid of dirt particles that act as breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
4. Boil a bowl of water on gas stove and put your plastic cases inside the bowl for about five to ten minutes. Using microwave safe glass container to sterilize contact lens cases is also fine. After this process, let your contact case dry in air.