To be safe and maintain their validity and effectiveness throughout the manufacturer’s period, the contact lenses are cleaned daily, removed, and stored in special containers dedicated to them.
It is true that once you have opted for a modern set of lenses, you benefit from multiple advantages in many respects: better visibility on the side, better hydration in the eye, elimination of many of the causes of irritation, infection, or allergies. However, you should also know the less pleasant side and announce that eye lenses come with strict care and storage rules. If eyeglasses can be worn without problems on the table or desk, the same cannot be said about eye lenses. They must be kept in special containers for 6-8 hours at night.
Contact Lens Containers
The basic idea of contact lenses is to simplify your life as much as possible. In other words, if you have an active lifestyle, you often go on trips or, why not, to sports competitions, contact lenses are considered, par excellence, some reliable accessories. So are the boxes in which they are kept when not in use. However, if not taken care of properly, contact lenses can become more of an obstacle than providing benefits to their user.
If you wear contact lenses safely, you must follow the hygiene rules. Therefore, if you decide to buy contact lenses, you must remember to take good care of them and keep them properly, and you can do this with the help of lens containers. Thanks to these products, you will protect your contact lenses against all bacteria and impurities. The boxes are made of unique materials, and together with the lens solution is the best solution that provides adequate protection.
Lens containers are made with the idea of keeping contact lenses safe and, at the same time, a way of caring for the lenses. These containers are made of glass or plastic. Usually, these containers have two chambers, marked with R for the right side and L for the left side. Such a design allows you to keep the lenses in the right way. Simultaneously, you will minimize the risk of tangling the lenses, so avoid transferring any bacteria from one eye to another.
Travel kits for easy storage of contact lenses
When you travel and always wear contact lenses, you can choose travel kits. They are smaller, lighter, and, at the same time, more portable than traditional boxes. The principle on which these special travel containers were created is to save space in your purse or luggage. Also, travel kits allow you to keep all the accessories in one place so that looking for them when needed is just a simple straw fire!
The travel kit also allows the preservation of care solutions, but also containers. With their help, you can better control all accessories and take care of your contact lenses more easily. Then, travel kits, along with containers and solutions, are the best ways to protect your lenses from impurities, contact with bacteria, or any other microorganisms that could harm your eye health.
Use of special contact lens containers
Storage containers may be a source of bacteria. After use, it is necessary to empty, clean, and rinse with sterile recommended solutions and then air dry. These containers must also be replaced regularly, as recommended by the manufacturer or specialist.
Ensuring the hygiene of the containers
First of all, the first rule of hygiene is that it is forbidden to use tap water to clean special storage containers for contact lenses.
Cleaning the inside of the container box is done with the help of a finger washed and cleaned or, most certainly, with a free sprayer, with which the unique cleaning solution is gently applied, and any film that can be stored on the plastic is dislodged. To achieve maximum cleanliness, it is necessary to cover the entire inner surface and spend at least 5 seconds cleaning each container’s corner. Recent studies show that 70% of special boxes for storing contact lenses contain bacteria or other microorganisms that could seriously damage eye health. Make sure you use a multifunctional cleaning solution that your ophthalmologist has recommended.
We also recommend that you keep in mind another fundamental aspect regarding cleaning contact lens containers, namely that the use of a saline solution or any solution of moisture does not help optimize the container optimally. Also, it is recommended for maximum hygiene to avoid any contact of the contact lenses or the storage container with any source of water. Once exposed to lens containers in water, you are at risk of contracting Acanthamoeba keratitis, an infection that, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.After completing the cleaning procedure, it is preferable to place the containers on a dry towel and let the dry air. After the container has dried completely, it can finally be refilled with a new multifunctional solution. Thus, the container is ready to store contact lenses! Containers reserved for contact lenses should be kept away from moisture or microorganisms. Therefore, it is preferable not to leave the containers in the bathroom, close to the toilet. The ideal storage place is on the bedside table in the bedroom.