As a contact lens wearer, good hygiene is important in keeping your eyes comfortable while you’re wearing your lenses. Fortunately, there are a number of great contact lens hygiene and lid care products available, all designed to make sure wearing lenses is always a pleasant experience.
One bothersome condition that can make contact lenses difficult to wear is blephatitis. This is an inflammation of your eyelids that results in irritated and uncomfortable skin. When you’re wearing your contacts this can get even worse, as your eyelids are in regular contact with the lens surface.
Designed to combat the effects of blephatitis, there are lid care products such as wipes, gels and lotions available that can stop the symptoms from irritating you. Even if you don’t have the condition you can use these products to keep your eyelids clean so that wearing your contact lenses is as comfortable as possible.
Contact lens cases are also an essential hygiene item for anyone who wears monthly or weekly lenses. Whether you wear RGP or soft contacts, a daily cleaning and storage routine ensures that they’re safe to use and comfortable to wear.
Once you’ve cleaned and rinsed your lenses with solution, they need to be kept in a contact lens case overnight. Soring your lenses in a contact lens case filled with fresh solution is the only way to make sure that they retain their flexibility and shape so that they’re ready to use.