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How Does Your Contact Lens Case Impact The Life of Your Lens?

Posted by Optipak_Admin | July 07, 2015

It is essential that when you have contact lenses, you are choosing the right case for them. It is okay if you are having trouble picking out a case because most people do. You will find that there are a number of different types of cases available and it can be quite confusing if you do not know what you are looking for or if you do not know what type of lenses you are wearing.
Your contact lens case is an important part of your eye care as it helps keep your lenses protected from the outside world. If your lens becomes scratched or even if a piece of dirt gets on it, it will cause irritation on your eye. In addition, the smallest thing can cause your contact lens to tear. Your lens case will help provide a protective barrier for your lens and keep it from becoming damaged.

Placing a damaged contact lens in your eye can lead to eye infection, irritation, and scratching of your eye ball. It is essential that you are using a solution with your contact lens case to ensure that the lens is disinfected and cleaned properly every time you put the lenses away.
In addition to protecting your contact from dirt and tears, your contact lens case will help keep them moist. If your contacts become too dry, they will shrivel up and become brittle. If you have never experienced this, once the contact lens itself dries out, it is no longer able to go in your eye and you must replace them.

Lastly, a contact lens case will allow you to travel with your contact. This plays hand in hand with keeping the contacts moist as well. When you need to travel somewhere, the case allows you to easily transport your lenses with you and keep them safe and wet at the same time.
When you are choosing a contact lens case, make sure you pick one that is going to house your lenses safely inside. Choosing the wrong case can lead to problems with leaking and sometimes you cannot properly clean your contacts if the wrong case is chosen. If you need help choosing a case for your lenses, speak with your optometrist. He or she will be able to give you recommendations based on your needs.