Store: If not wearing contact lenses immediately, store them in a closed lens case. Do not store your lenses in simple saline in place of Biotrue multi-purpose solution. Saline solution will not disinfect. Lenses may be stored in the unopened case until ready to wear, up to a maximum of 30 days.
Should I store my contacts in the fridge?
Your contacts should be stored at room temperature, not in the fridge. We keep them around for 2 and 3 years sometimes on the shelf, and they never dry out.
How should I store my contact lens temperature?
A: Contacts can freeze while in solution at about 5°F(-15°C). However, the solution will protect them from any damage as long as the packaging isn’t opened. After letting them sit out at room temperature for a few hours, they will be back to normal.
How long can you keep contacts in solution when your not using them?
If your monthly disposable soft contacts have been sitting in solution for less than 30 days, you can clean and disinfect them with new solution before putting them in your eyes. If they’ve been sitting in solution for several months to a year or longer, it’s safest to throw them away and start over with a fresh pair.
Can you store your contacts in eye drops?
no! Eye drops aren’t designed to remove debris or disinfect contact lenses. On top of that, the primary functions of most eye drops actually lead to outcomes that are counterproductive. This compounds any problems from not having lens solution.
Can u put contacts in water?
“The firm answer is no, you cannot use water as a contact solution. Using tap water, bottled or even distilled water is never the substitute for contact lens solution.” Tap water is not salty like tears are so contact lenses absorb the water and swell. They hold onto it and this causes a problem.
Can I store my contacts in hydrogen peroxide?
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Hydrogen peroxide solutions are used for disinfecting and storing soft contact lenses. This type of solution should never be used for rinsing contacts and never go directly into the eyes, because it can cause burning and irritation.
How cold can you store contact lenses?
Contacts can freeze while in contact lens solution at about 5°F (-15°C). Nevertheless, the frozen solution will protect the lenses from damage. Lenses can freeze without solution; however, they are more likely to dry out first.
Are contacts still good if they freeze?
What do I do if my contact lenses have frozen? … The answer is quite simple: let your frozen contact lens packets thaw at room temperature. The contact lenses are protected by the solution in which they are stored. As long as the seal on the packet remains intact, the contact lenses will remain sterile.
Can it be too cold to wear contacts?
Below zero temperatures may irritate your contact lenses, but no worries – they will not freeze or get stuck to your eyes.