The most important question when it comes to your contact lenses is “Do I have to take them out every night?” As an avid contact lens wearer, you might be wondering: Can I put contact solution in my eyes? Let’s get into that. Contact solution helps your contacts stay wet and clean. It will prevent bacteria from growing on them. You can use the solution for about a month before it starts to smell awful and feels sticky. You may not know this, but keeping the lens in for too long is not good for your eyes. If you want to keep using them or wear them again, here are some tips on how to clean and store your contacts correctly.
Can I Put Contact Solution in Your Eyes?
Yes, But, only for a limited time. You put the solution in your eyes when you clean and store your contacts. Putting your contacts in solution kills bacteria, which could otherwise infect your eye and cause infection. However, the solution can also kill the cells that keep your lenses healthy—and if you keep putting the solution in your eyes, you can’t let the cells recover. This could cause your contacts to dry out and become brittle, causing you to need new ones more frequently. If you wear contacts daily, you should stop putting the solution in your eyes after about a month.
When Can I Stop Putting Contact Solution In My Eyes?
When your contact lenses hurt too much to continue
If contact solution is supposed to be soothing for your eyes, why would you keep putting it in your eyes when it’s not working? The first thing to do if your contact lenses are hurting you too much to continue would be to take them out. If that’s not an option, at least try to hold off on putting contact solution in your eyes. If you keep putting the solution in your eyes while your lenses are hurting, you might end up making your eyes worse.
After you shower
You know that wetting your contact lenses is not a good idea, especially when you have some other solution in there. But if you have no other choice and you have to wet your lenses, do so when you’re in the shower. When you’re done, make sure your lenses are completely dry before you put contact solution in them. If you put contact solution in your eyes before they’re completely dry, you could cause them to get infected. Try to avoid putting contact solution in your eyes before you shower as well. Some people do this to cut down on the amount of time they spend cleaning their lenses. But it’s much better to just take the extra minute to clean your lenses with warm water.
When you’re sick
If you’re sick and your eye doctor advises you to take out your contact lenses, you should definitely listen. But even when you’re not sick and you have to take out your contacts, you don’t have to put any contact solution in your eyes. Just be careful not to rub your eyes or touch the lenses—if you do, you could cause an eye infection. If you have to take out your contacts and don’t want to squirt contact solution into your eyes, you can use eye gel or eye wash.
When your eyes are too dry and you can’t breathe
If you have dry eyes and your contact lenses are making it worse, you can stop putting contact solutions in your eyes. But you also have to make sure your eyes stay moist. What you can do is use eye drops that aren’t meant for contact lenses. Be sure to check the label to make sure you don’t use any drops that contain preservatives, as those are dangerous for your eyes.
When you have a brand new pair of contacts and need to break them in
As we mentioned earlier, your first few pairs of contact lenses will be harder to wear than the ones you have now. It takes time to break them in. That’s why it’s best to put a few drops of saline solution in your eyes when you’re wearing new contact lenses. It will help break them in and make them easier to wear.
How Do I Know If My Contacts Are Bad?
If you notice that your contacts feel dry, it might be time to replace them. Dry contacts might also be brittle or sticky, and cleaning them with a solution might not help. If your eyes feel scratchy, red, or irritated, you may have an infection caused by bacteria from your old contacts. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible. It’s important to treat an infection quickly to prevent further damage and even loss of vision.
How Often Should I Change My Contact Solution?
You should change the solution every three weeks. Bacteria grow quickly in the solution, so you should change it before the bacteria start growing. Contacts are moist environments, so bacteria like to grow in them. If you wear your contacts in solutions that have bacteria in them, the bacteria will transfer to your eyes and cause an infection. You should replace the solution every three weeks.
Which Type Of Contact Lens Solution Should I Use?
There are many types of contact lens solutions on the market, but not all of them are safe for your eyes. You should use a preservative-free saline solution for daily disposable contacts, and a multipurpose solution for extended-wear lenses. Make sure you use a new solution every time you clean your contacts. If you use the same solution, it will get contaminated by bacteria and will not be as effective in cleaning your contacts.
Is It OK To Put Contact Solution In My Eyes Daily?
Yes, it is. As we have mentioned above, putting contact solutions in your eyes every day does not damage your eyes. Daily cleaning with the solution will help you prevent infection, prolong the lifespan of your contacts, and save money in the long run. A good practice is to clean your lenses with fresh water once a month, or when they start to smell bad.
Keep in mind that daily cleaning with the regular solution will shorten the lifespan of your lenses. You should replace your lenses if they start to feel dry, sticky, or brittle, or if they look dirty or cloudy.
As long as you are using a preservative-free solution and making sure that the water is clean and freshly boiled, there is no problem in doing this. While having a daily solution in your eyes is not harmful, the buildup of minerals and other substances in the solution can cause damage to your eyes over time. To avoid this, make sure that you change it daily and keep it away from anything that could potentially contaminate it.
What is the best way to clean my contact lenses?
The best way to clean your contact lenses is to use a solution made for cleaning contact lenses. It should be gentle enough that it won’t damage your eyes and should have preservatives built into it. You should replace your solution every three weeks, and make sure you use the same type of solution each time.
I wear contacts every day, do I need to wash them daily?
Your eyes are a moist environment, so bacteria like to grow in them. Bacteria that grow in the solution can transfer from your contacts into your eye if you don’t change it often enough or use the wrong kind of solution. Make sure you use fresh new solutions each time you clean your contacts and never reuse old solutions.
How often should I change my contact lens solution?
You should replace the solution on a regular basis because bacteria can grow in it quickly and cause an infection if not replaced quickly enough or if you reuse old solutions too much. Check with your eye doctor for specific recommendations about how often you should replace the lens solution in your specific type of lens.