Remember to CRD—Cleanse, Rinse, and Disinfect. Do this to your lenses after
removal and before wearing them again. Enzyme and cleaning solutions cannot substitute
for disinfecting. There are also multipurpose products that can perform many
of these functions if used as directed.
Wash and rinse your hands before handling your lenses. Use a nonperfumed hand
Do not use saliva to clean your lenses.
Never use nonsterile homemade saline, distilled water, or tap water for any
part of your lens care routine.
Know your solution. Solutions cannot always be mixed. Use products recommended
by your healthcare provider. Not all solutions can be used for all contact lenses.
Solutions can become infected through contact with lenses. Do not let the bottle
tip touch any surface, including your contact lenses.
Clean, rinse, and air-dry your lens case each time lenses are removed. Contact
lens cases can be a place where bacteria grow. Replace cases every 6 months or
with each new bottle of solution.