Multipurpose solutions have undoubtedly made caring for contact lenses infinitely easier. What could be more convenient than a one size fits all approach to ensuring lenses are safe to wear?

These solutions can be used to clean, rinse, rub, and store lenses – and when used correctly offer many benefits. As with any solution though, it’s important to ensure that it is used correctly.

Lenses should be cleaned (using the rub and rinse method) and subsequently stored in fresh solution after each use (with the exception of single wear lenses).

After lenses are retrieved from the solution to be worn again, the lens case should be cleaned using fresh solution, wiped gently with tissue, and then left to air dry. Care should be taken to ensure that only a solution recommended by an optician is used – and that solutions past their expiry date are discarded and replaced.