Contact lens solution is an extremely important part of the care of contact lenses, for those of you who do not use daily disposable lenses. Contact lens solution has a number of using areas; cleaning, rinsing, disinfection and finally storing.
All reusable lenses must be cleaned and disinfected with contact lens solution. The solution also helps to maintain the quality of the lenses, their natural sharpness and moisture.
To avoid the risk of infections or to loose sharpness of the contact lenses; it is extremely important to clean them regularly. The cleaning kills viruses, bacterias and mushrooms that may contaminate your contact lenses and also removes deposits from the lens.
If you mishandle the care of your lenses, there is a risk to catch an Acantamoeba eye infection. Never use tap water to clean your lenses or your lens case as it may contain the parasite Acantamoeba, always use contact lens solution.
A proper care of your contact lenses will save unnecessary expenses and minimizes the risk of any complications or infections. Depending on if you have soft or hard lenses, you will need different types of solutions.