Call for Stricter Contact Lens Hygiene (PDF)

March 2009

New research urges soft contact lens wearers to clean using a routine that involves rubbing

In a recent study carried out on the cleaning of soft contact lenses, those lenses that were cleaned according to a regime which included rubbing the lens with fingers were significantly cleaner than those which were just soaked and rinsed – even though the directions for use of the cleaning solutions did not, in theory, require any rubbing. The authors of the study, optometrists from Hong Kong’s School of Optometry, concluded that contact lens wearers should ensure that they include a rubbing stage in their lens cleaning routine.