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How to Choose the Right Contact Lens Case

Posted by admin | July 07, 2015

When it comes to choosing a case for your contact lenses, there are so many different options out there and you may be hard-pressed to find the right one for yourself. It can be difficult searching for a contact lens case, especially if you have no idea what you are looking for. To prevent this, you should have a basic understanding of the different types available and your options.

Screw Tops
A screw top case is considered a secure contact lens case and it is typically called a side by side case. The screw tops typically come in a variety of colors, but each screw top will be a different color to help you distinguish the left eye from the right eye. These cases are good for any type of lens whether you wear disposables or not. The case has a small cutout or well that allows you to fill it up with contact solution and then place your contact in it.

Barrel Cases
If you wear hard contact lenses, this is the case for you and you should NOT use this type of case with traditional lenses as it will damage them. The barrel case has a special groove in it to allow you to clean the contacts correctly. The case is specially designed to be able to use peroxide cleaner with it.

Flip Top
Flip top contact lens cases are convenient, but they are not used as much as some of the other options. The lift tops are perfect for people who are unable to screw the tops on the other cases. The flip tops are easily opened so it is important to avoid any rough movements with them. These cases are ideal for anyone who wears any type of contact lens and just like with the screw top, there is a well that allows you to add solution as necessary.

Travel Cases
In addition to the above cases, there are travel cases that allow you to safely travel with your contacts. The cases secure to ensure that your contacts do not fall out of place or that the case does not leak.
If you are looking for a contact lens case, consider all of your options before deciding on one. If you are having trouble figuring out which one to choose, speak with your eye doctor and he or she can help you choose the right one.