What Does Contact Lens Solution Do?

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If you wear contact lenses, it's important to take care of them to help keep your eyes healthy and infection-free. Throughout the day, proteins found naturally in your eyes, along with bacteria and debris, can build up on your lenses. That's why it's important to clean them properly. There are many different systems you can use to clean and disinfect your contact lenses.

Hydrogen peroxide solutions are one type. They work well to break up and remove proteins and debris trapped on the lens, as well as kill germs that can cause infection. These solutions come with either a special case or tablets that neutralize the hydrogen peroxide, turning it into a saline solution. Tiny bubbles forming will tell you it's working.

After soaking for at least six hours, your contacts are now safe to put back in your eyes.