What are hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions?
Hydrogen peroxide solutions use their active ingredient to supply your contact lenses with a powerful disinfecting and cleaning cycle. This keeps your contact lenses neutralised against any unwanted bacteria or minerals.
If you use monthly or weekly contact lenses you have to have in place a cleaning routine to ensure that your lenses remain safe and comfortable. This routine includes cleaning your lenses when you have finished with them for the day and also keeping them stored overnight in solution.
How easy is hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution to use?
Firstly be aware that you can’t use hydrogen peroxide solution on its own. Because the solution is powerful it needs to be neutralised after use to ensure that there is no residue left as it can cause damage or irritation of the eyes. You can carry out this neutralisation in three ways:
Some contact lens cases come with a built in neutraliser so you can put your lenses and hydrogen peroxide solution into the case and the material of the case will neutralise the peroxide.
Instead of a special lens case you can add a neutralising tablet into the case with the peroxide and your lenses so the lenses are effectively cleaned and neutralised before you wear them again.
The last way you can neutralise the peroxide is by washing the lenses with a saline solution after they have been in the peroxide but ensure you do this thoroughly so as to remove all of the peroxide.
Although these processes are easy to master please make sure you follow the instructions so the hydrogen peroxide is entirely neutralised. Leaving peroxide residue in your eyes can cause damage. The process is a little more involved than if you use a multi-purpose solution but it does provide a very good clean.
What are the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions?
If multi-purpose solutions are easier then what are the advantages of using hydrogen peroxide solution? Some of the multi-purpose solutions have preservatives included in them which are fine for the majority of people but for those with sensitive eyes they can cause some discomfort. As hydrogen peroxide does not include any preservatives it can be a good alternative.
The other benefit of hydrogen peroxide solutions is that they offer a deep clean of your lenses so they can be at their optimum when you use them.
Please read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when using solutions that contain hydrogen peroxide. You should always ensure the solution is neutral before removing the contact lenses after disinfection.
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