Contact lens care
Synonyms in a broader sense
Sticky lenses, sticky cups, sticky glasses, glasses
engl .: contact lenses
Contact lens care
Care for contact lenses should be extremely hygienic and thorough to avoid corneal infections and damage.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling the lenses or making contact with the eyes. When not in use, the lenses must always be stored in the appropriate care solution. With soft lenses this should be an all-in-one solution, with hard lenses a cleaning solution with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can also be used. Both options disinfect and clean the lenses and should be used daily. The all-in-one solution is a care product that can be used for cleaning, storage and wetting. Solutions containing hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, clean and disinfect very well, but before using the lenses, they must be rinsed off with a neutral solution, otherwise the cornea can be painfully damaged.
Sterile saline solution is also suitable for wetting or short-term storage, but the lenses are neither disinfected nor cleaned in this way.
Under no circumstances should self-mixed solutions, tap water, or mineral water be used to store or moisten the lenses. In non-sterile water (this includes distilled water) are always bacteria, viruses and Amoeba contain. Amoebas are unicellular microorganisms that are normally not dangerous to humans. However, they can get in with a contact lens eye, they can cause inflammation of the cornea that is difficult to treat. Not infrequently this leads to Blindness and can only with one Corneal transplant be treated. Also at swim should therefore rather Daily lenses used to be a Infection of the eye with amoebas or bacteria.
So that the contact lens case does not become a source of infection, it must be cleaned and disinfected weekly. This works well in the dishwasher or with a surface disinfectant. After that he should come up with an all-in-one solution or sterile saline solution should be rinsed out so that no residues of dishwashing detergent or disinfectant get into the eyes.