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How often do I need to disinfect my contact lenses?


How often you need to disinfect your contact lenses varies depending on the type of lenses you wear:

  • Soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) should be cleaned and disinfected once per day. Always use the appropriate solution.
  • Extended-wear lenses should be cleaned and disinfected when they are removed, unless you have been directed to throw them away.

Visit the Contact Lenses page for brands and online ordering information.

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