Caring for Your Lenses – Tips for Contacts and Glasses
Neither glasses nor contact lenses will perform at their peak without proper care. Here are a few things to remember if you want to preserve your lenses.
Care for Glasses – Do’s and Don’ts
- Don’t use tissues on lenses. Tissues and napkins may feel soft, but they contain wood particles that leave scratches on lenses.
- Don’t use ammonia glass cleaner. Cleaners – window cleaners or counter cleaners – will erode protective lens coatings over time.
- Do purchase a microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses. Lint-free microfiber cloths are your best bet for cleaning glasses. Their fiber surfaces are far smaller than other types of cloth, making them softer and less prone to scratching. Moreover, their porous surfaces allow them to pick up a lot of smudges and dirt — even without the use of a liquid cleaner.
- Do use eyeglasses cleaner. Eyeglass cleaners are formulated for soft eyeglass lenses, and can be safely used for the lifetime of your glasses. There are also pre-moistened towelettes specifically for glasses.
Care for Contact Lenses – Do’s and Don’ts
- Don’t use tap water on your lenses. Tap water isn’t sterile, and will contaminate your lenses. You might also drop a lens down the drain.
- Don’t store your lenses reused storage solution. Always empty and refill your storage case with fresh storage solution
- Do use the specific lens care system supplied by your optometrist. Do not use different lens care solutions for previous sets of contact lenses. Solutions should not be mixed.
- Do wash and dry hands before handling contact lenses. Use a mild hand soap free of fragrances, and always use lint-free towels to dry them.
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