Experiment done on the care of contact lens case:


  1. Rinsed through the contact lens case with tap water, poured in multipurpose solution and soaked the lens overnight.
  2. Rinsed through the contact lens case with tap water, wipe it dry with tissue before pouring in the multipurpose solution and soaked the lens overnight.
  3. Rinsed through the contact lens case with tap water, air dry before soaking the lens inside.

And results indicate…. those contact lens cases that were rinsed through with tap water without drying it, will allows survival of micro-organisms, allowing the lens case to act as reservoir for organisms that may subsequently transferred to the eye. Even multipurpose solutions can fight against the bacteria and micro-organism.

Drying the contact lens case thoroughly is a very important!!!

Either air drying or drying with tissue resulted in 99% reduction in micro-organism.

**Please take note: Microbial corneal infection is the most serious complication of contact lens wear. Contact lens cases are a recognised potential source of pathogens associated with corneal ulcers!!

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