Being able to wear contact lenses is much more freeing than being stuck with glasses. For one thing you aren’t constantly looking for where you left your glasses!  Unfortunately not all of us are a good fit for soft contact lenses. Hard contact lenses may take a little bit of getting used to and they do require a little bit more effort and care than the more common soft and disposable lenses.

Here are a few tips on how to clean hard contact lenses.

Since you don’t just toss out a pair of hard contacts when they get dirty you’ll need to take a little bit more care with removal and cleaning than you normally would with soft lenses.

  • The first thing you will want to do is scrub your hands. If they are dirty you can’t get the lens clean.
  • Before going any further a good tip is to install your sink stopper. You don’t want to drop an expensive lens and have it go down the drain.
  • After you’ve washed and rinsed your hands go ahead and pop out the first lens into the palm of your hand.
  • Gently rub the lens in a circular motion to remove any built up dirt or protein deposits. Do this for about 20 seconds.
  • Once the contact lens is clean use a bottle of saline solution to rinse off all of the cleaner.
  • Place the hard contact lens into its case. Then fill the case with the saline solution or, if you have it, hard contact lens conditioning solution.
  • Now just pop out the other contact and repeat the process all over again.

When you’re ready to put your lenses in again rinse them off with a little bit of saline solution first so that they’ll be fresh.

Cleaning hard contact lenses can be a bit time consuming but still it’s a much better alternative to having to hunt for your glasses every time you stand up.