New contact lenses cleaning question

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Alfi, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Alfi

    Alfi Guest

    I have been wearing contact lenses for a month now. I have monthly
    disposable soft toric lenses. This morning I moved onto a fresh pair and
    have noticed some improvement in vision. This got me thinking that I may
    not be cleaning them correctly. My usual care regime is to leave them to
    soak overnight in the multi-purpose solution and then before I put them in,
    I squirt some solution into the palm of my hand and give the lenses a quick
    rub round with my finger. Is this sufficient?
    Alfi, Oct 15, 2003
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  2. Alfi

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    It would appear to be so. Studies of such things have revealed that some
    vision degradation naturally occurs with soft contact lenses despite best
    efforts to clean them, hence the invention of the disposable contact lens.

    Dr. Leukoma, Oct 15, 2003
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  3. Alfi

    The Real Bev Guest

    I've worn my Cooper Frequency 55 torics (daily wear) for 7 months now,
    replacing them at 3 months. The new ones don't give any better vision
    or comfort than the old ones I wore the previous day. I rub with Renu
    (or Rite-Aid clone) in the evening per standard instructions and rinse
    with saline in the morning. So far, so good.
    The Real Bev, Oct 16, 2003
  4. Alfi

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    And...? In time, your lenses will also degrade. I did not specify how

    Dr. Leukoma, Oct 16, 2003
  5. Alfi

    The Real Bev Guest

    Undoubtedly. I was just wondering if rubbing at night would remove more
    crud than rubbing in the morning. Mine are nominally monthly
    disposable, but the optician said that two months was fine.
    The Real Bev, Oct 16, 2003
  6. Alfi

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I clean my lenses in the morning because I am too lazy to do so before I go
    to bed. Theoretically, it is better to remove the bioburden before
    soaking, as this makes the disinfectant more effective.

    Dr. Leukoma, Oct 16, 2003
  7. Alfi

    a Guest

    Undoubtedly. I was just wondering if rubbing at night would remove more
    I was told to clean my lenses when they are taken out and again before
    putting them back in. Normally though I just clean them at night then put
    them straight in in the morning (although very occasionally they sting like
    mad in which case another rub with solution sorts them out)
    a, Oct 17, 2003
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