Saline solutions are sterile solutions consisting of sodium chloride, salt, and purified water. This blend of active ingredients helps rinse your contact lenses before inserting them. It does not contain any cleansing agents and should not be used as a substitution to disinfect or store your lenses.
How does Saline Solution fit into the contact lens solution options that are available?
The huge amount of contact lens solution options can be confusing so the following will explain further how saline solution fits into the spectrum of lens solutions. At this point we do recommend speaking to an eye care professional if you have any doubts about which solution to use or indeed what each lens solution does and why. Lenstore has resident opticians and if you contact us with any queries we will endeavour to answer all of your questions.
Contact lenses are worn every day by millions of people and in every case they need the best care and hygiene. The lens sits right on your eye and therefore a great cleaning regime needs to be used to combat infection, this cleaning regime includes keeping the contacts themselves clean as well as your hands and
While the plethora of solution options may seem overwhelming, know that the first and best place to start is with your eye care professional. She can recommend which products will best suit your contact lens type and your eyes, especially if you have any allergies or are prone to protein buildup. Some of the cleaning regimens may be multistep and others may be "all-in-one," but it is important to understand the role of different solutions and not confuse their use contexts.
Saline solution is a simple mixture of sodium chloride, salt, and purified water that is used to rinse your contact lenses before you put them in. It is NOT to be used to disinfect or store your lenses. Most people will use a multipurpose contact lens solution which can be used to rinse, clean, remove protein and disinfect which should save both time and money. But there are still some people that wish to use different products for each stage either because they prefer it that way or because multipurpose solutions are not suitable for them personally. Our vision experts can offer advice if you are unsure.
Other considerations when using saline solution
Make sure you have a saline solution that is within its expiry date.
Never use water.
Always read the manufacturer’s label before using saline solutions to rinse your lenses. Improper use of these solutions may cause them to be ineffective, potentially making your contact lenses unsafe for wear.
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