After buying your first ever pair of contacts and reading all the wear and care guide, you are now wondering what contacts solution you should use for cleaning. Believe it or not, there really is no specific brand that is considered as the best for cleaning colored contact lenses. Most of the brands available in the United States have been proven to be equally effective and demonstrated success when used that correct way.
While most of the contact lenses solution available in the market are fairly effective, you must still follow the instructions for use that appear on the product labeling and any other specific lens care instructions that your eye doctor may have given you.
In general, there are two types of contact lenses solution. The multipurpose contact lens solutions and the hydrogen peroxide-based care systems. However, the multi-purpose solution is the most commonly used solution of contacts wearers in the United States.
Multipurpose Contact Lens Solutions
The multipurpose contacts solution is the most commonly used solution by contact lens wearers. It is a dual purpose liquid that cleans and disinfects the contact lens.
If you are using a multipurpose solution for your contact lenses, you should follow the following contacts cleaning guide:
- Wash, clean and dry your hands well before handling your contact lenses
- Remove your right eyes contacts and place it in the palm of your hands
- Clean both sides of the contacts with several drops of the multipurpose solution
- Rub the contacts gently. You can use your index finger or your thumb to do this
- Rinse the contacts well with several drops of fresh multipurpose solution
- Place the contact lens in a clean, dry lens case and fill with fresh multipurpose solution.
- Repeat the procedure for the contacts in your left eyes
- Soak the contacts lenses for at least 4 hours or as directed on the label on the multipurpose solution bottle.
- Before wearing the contacts again, remove them from the contacts case, throw away the solution and clean the contacts again with fresh drops of contact solution before putting them again inside your eyes.
Most users of multipurpose contacts solution sais that they are less expensive and easier to use than hydrogen peroxide-based solutions, and therefore contact lens wearers are more likely to use multipurpose solutions properly.