Not all contact lens cases are made equal, although you would probably like to think so. Some contact lens cases are weaker than others or are simply really annoying to open. You want a contact lens case that does its function but also opens rather smoothly and quickly. Here are three things that make a good contact lens case.
1. A Screw-on Cap
A screw-on cap is better than a snap up cap in many ways. First and foremost, a screw on cap does not jar open the contact case and force the lens to go flying into oblivion, never to be seen again except by a curious dog or cat who wander into the room and start ironically playing with it. A screw on cap is safer and much easier to use. On top of this, a snap up case’s bridge between the cap and the bottom of the case could crease, fold and bend until that piece snaps or falls off. You do not want to have to deal with that, trust me.
2. Two Different Cap Colors
If your contact lens case does not have two different cap colors, then you will definitely want to get a new contact lens case. This is because the colors on both caps allow you to associate the color with a certain eye. Probably due to conditioning, the colors train your eyes to see a cap color and automatically put the matching contact lens inside. If you are not paying attention, then you could mess up, but if you are clearly looking at the contact lens case, then you will have a conditioned response to the color of the left eye holder and the right eye holder based on their color.
3. High Quality, but Inexpensive
If you order contact lenses, then you will probably get a contact lens case with the contact lenses. This is, of course, if you are new to the world of contacts. You may or may not have to pay to replace your old contact case. However, professionals do understand that sometimes things happen and stuff gets misplaced. Hopefully you do not lose your contact lens case, but if you do happen to need a replacement for some reason, then please do not hesitate to contact your eye store or a drug store right away. You need to have a contact lens case on you at all times.
Contact lens wearers do not have it easy because they constantly have to worry about bringing either their glasses or their contact lens cases or both with them at all times. It is not hard at all to find a good contact lens case, but if you do not get a free contact lens case from your doctor with your first pair of glasses (or you just simply get a terrible case from your doctor), then use these criteria to pick out a really nice contact lens case. Happy hunting and good luck with your contact lens case shopping!