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How Often Should I Replace My Contact Lens Case?

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Updated January 22, 2008

Question: How Often Should I Replace My Contact Lens Case?
I wear my contact lenses every day. How often should I replace my storage case?
Answer: Contact lens cases can encourage bacteria growth if not cared for properly. Lens cases should be kept clean and replaced every 3 to 6 months. Inexpensive cases, or the ones included with contact lens care kits, are safe and sufficient.

After removing your contact lenses, empty the case and rinse with fresh contact lens solution (never tap water). Cases should be cleaned after each use. Always allow the lens case to air dry. If the contact lens case gets cracked or damaged, discard it and replace it with a new one.

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