Have you ever gone to clean your contacts, only to realize that the solution bottle is empty? Maybe you’ve left the house in a hurry and forgotten to pack your solution. If so, you know that you need a replacement fast! While it’s necessary to find something to clean your contacts with, you should never try a DIY solution. Our expert for contact lenses in Fairfax, VA, explains why here.
When you wear contacts, proteins and bacteria from your eyes build up on your lenses. This buildup can lead to eye infections if you don’t clean your contacts well. Contact solution cleans and protects your contact lenses. Solution usually contains boric acid and detergents to disinfect and safely remove protein buildup, as well as ingredients that keep contacts moisturized.
There are different types of contact solutions – chemical-free, preservative-free, or solutions for sensitive eyes. There are also multipurpose contact solutions that cover rinsing, cleaning, and disinfecting all at once.
If you find yourself out of contact solution or are looking for a more economical option, you may be tempted to try a DIY method. There are many issues with this, and eye care professionals warn that made-at-home solutions can be dangerous for eye health. Here are just a few reasons to not DIY this important part of your contact lens routine:
Don’t try saline solution on its own, either. Saline solution has no cleaning properties and leaving your contacts in saline can breed bacteria and lead to dangerous eye infections. If you’re out of contact solution, don’t DIY at all – only the right product will protect your eye health!
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Arlington & Clarendon: 703-721-7754
Arlington in Ballston: 703-844-1726
Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!