Can I use contact lenses after the expiry date?


When it comes to food, people often say that you can still eat it even after the best-before date has expired. But what about contact lenses?
If you take a look at your contact lenses packaging, you will find a best-before date. You may think you can ignore the date and still use your old contact lenses, but you definitely shouldn't!

Can I use contact lenses after the expiry date?Can I use contact lenses after the expiry date?

Although there are various internet forums that repeatedly state that this isn't a problem, you should never wear contact lenses after their expiry date has passed.

Like with any other medical product, the best-before date is the manufacturer's way of ensuring that their products are guaranteed to be free of dangerous germs. Oxygen permeability can also decrease with the age of the lens, which puts the eyes at serious risk of damage.

The duration of contact lens use depends on the material used and the type of lens (daily lenses, monthly lenses, etc.). Form-stable contact lenses can stay "durable" for 2 years or longer, while soft contact lenses tend to "expire" earlier.

Pay attention to the usual expiry dates.

At Linsenmax, the contact lenses in our contact lenses shop are always at low prices - so there'sno need to worry that you won't be able to get your lenses at a good price in a year's time!

«I have used 'expired' lenses before and nothing negative happened, so I can continue to wear expired lenses, can't I?»

No. Even if you were lucky once and didn't notice any itching or scratching, the danger is omnipresent.
And once lenses that no longer meet the manufacturer's quality standard are in your eye, you are at risk of irreparable damage! It's better to throw old contact lenses in the bin for health and safety reasons.

With a wide range of contact lenses, from daily lenses to monthly lenses, toric lenses and multifocal lenses, you are sure to find the lens that best suits your needs. Linsenmax is also known for its quality of service and professionalism. You can be sure that all contact lenses offered by Linsenmax are of the highest quality and comply with all applicable standards to ensure your safety and visual comfort.  At Linsenmax you can also get advice to help you understand your prescription. 

The Linsenmax blog offers free advice to help you understand and care for your lenses. You can find out about the different types of lenses, how to clean them properly, how to avoid infection and irritation, and much more. In addition to these practical tips, you can also find tips on how to save money on your lenses and advice on different uses.