Did you just receive a new pair of contact lenses? Do you wear specialty contact lenses, like scleral contact lenses for Keratoconus or other eye conditions? Make sure to pair them with a high quality hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution like Refine One Step™. While you may clean a pair of glasses from time to time, your contact lenses need to be cleaned properly after every use. But there is a right way and many wrong ways to do this, so follow this handy guide to learn how to use Refine One Step™ Contact Lens Solution.
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Clean Your Contact Lenses With Refine One Step™
Contact lenses can grow bacteria and fungi after each use, so you don’t want to risk infecting your eye by not cleaning and storing them properly. Using tap water to clean your lenses can introduce all sorts of contaminants onto your lenses and into your eyes, so be sure to use the contact lens solution recommended by your Optometrist. Dr. Barry Leonard recommends Refine One Step™.
There are a few important things you’ll want to learn if you’re new to contact lenses:
- How to safely insert them
- How to properly remove them
- What steps you need to take to keep them clean
With proper care, you will improve your vision and increase the longevity of your contact lenses.
When Inserting Your Contact Lenses
Inserting contact lenses is easy once you learn how to handle them. You may find it difficult to insert them at first as will need to adjust to having them inserted.
Here are a few tips you’ll want to follow to simplify the process:
- Make sure to wash your hands and thoroughly dry them. Your hands need to be clean to reduce the risk of infection.
- Remove your contacts from the contact lens solution. They should have soaked for up to six hours before you wear them to ensure that all bacteria has been killed.
- Insert the lenses into your eyes. Follow the instructions for inserting your lenses given to you by your Optometrist. Apply the right lens first. Then the left.
- Dispose of the remaining contact lens solution. Do not reuse the solution. Once you have removed the lenses, discard the used solution. Make sure to leave it open so it can dry properly.
How to Remove Your Contact Lenses
Removing your contact lenses may seem tricky at first. You will master the technique and how to use Refine One Step over time, but no matter what, always prioritize proper hygiene.
Here’s a step by step guide on how to remove and care for your contacts:
- Wash your hands well with soap. Once washed, dry them off with a lint-free towel. This small step is important as lint can irritate your eye.
- Remove your lenses, starting with your right eye. Clean and rub the recommended cleaning solution on both sides of the right lens for five to ten seconds, then rinse with One Step.
- Place the lens in the lens holder basket marked R. Close that side of your case. Repeat these steps for your left lens.
- Fill your lens holder to the marked line with One Step solution. Pay close attention to the fill line, ensuring that there is enough solution in the case. Do not overfill.
- Place the lens holder inside the filled case and close the lid. Your contact lenses should be fully immersed and stored upright. You will notice that the solution will start to bubble. This is normal.
- Soak your lenses for at least 6 hours. This will ensure that they are not contaminated the next time you use them.
A Few Extra Tips to Consider
It can take some time to adjust to life with contact lenses. Here are a few tips that you should follow to make this a better experience for you.
- Replace your case after 31 uses or one month total.
- Tightly close the lid on your Refine One Step™ contact lens solution after each use.
- Follow any instructions given to you by your optometrist, Dr. Barry Leonard.
- Follow your cleaning schedule even if you don’t wear your lenses in a given day.
- Replace your Refine One Step™ contact lens solution three months after opening it.
- Never put your Refine One Step™ solution directly in your eye.
- Never rinse your lenses with contact lens solution before putting them in your eye.
- Never allow your lenses or case to come into contact with saliva or water.
- Never use your contacts while swimming, showering, or playing water sports.
- Never soak your contacts in a flat case
New Contacts? Try Refine One Step™ Contact Solution
Getting contacts for the first time is a rewarding experience, but you’ll need to take care of them if you want to avoid getting an eye infection or hurting your eyes in some other way. Learning how to use Refine One Step™ is a good first step.
Refine One Step™ contact solution is recommended by Dr. Barry Leonard and his team because it’s preservative-free, works with all types of contacts, and eliminates bacteria. If you have any questions about your contacts, Refine One Step™, or anything else, feel free to contact us by phone at 818-891-6711.