Throw away your contact lens case today!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2009
Throw away your contact lens case today!
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Thu, 04-09-2009 - 11:44am

My eye doctor just warned me that old contact lens cases are terrible for my eyes.  He said that I should throw away my case every month!  Yikes! My case is like a year old.  I never knew about this and my doctor said that it is a hot topic.  He said they are just finding out that cases grow all sorts of nasty fungus and there is no way to stop it - even if you clean them!  He was really worked up about it.  My daughter and I are throwing away our old case and getting a new one today.


Has anyone else had this problem or heard it from their eye doctor? Do you know you are supposed to change your lens case once a month?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 11:56am

Sorry, I don't wear contacts, so I'm not a huge help. That seems like a lot of plastic waste going into the landfill though. Are the cases recyclable? I wonder if there is a way to sterilize them instead? Maybe you could get a second opinion by calling another eye doctor?


Keep us posted; I'm really interested in hearing more about this!


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Registered: 04-09-2009
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 2:54pm
I asked another doctor and he told me the same thing.
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 3:02pm

I certainly will - thanks for following up here!


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