Best Way to Clean Contacts

A new study on cleaning soft contact lenses found that rubbing and rinsing them before you soak them overnight is the most effective way to eliminate germs and the possibility of eye infections.

The study, published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, also found this tip works even when contact wearers use a “no-rub” solution.

Researchers compared three cleaning techniques: rub and rinse, rubbing and rinsing with hours of soaking, rinsing and soaking.

” ‘Rub and rinse,’ ” in conjunction with soaking of the lens, is the most effective regimen to recommend with all the multipurpose lens care solutions used with any type of contact lenses,” wrote the study’s authors in a journal news release.

Speak Your Mind