Cloudy lenses: white deposits on contact lenses, what is it?


If everything around you is blurry, as if you are looking through a veil, your contact lenses are probably dirty. Don't worry, it happens to all contact lens wearers!
What causes deposits on your contact lenses? How do you remove them?
It is often dirt that has been deposited on the contact lens. There are many reasons for this. If you have handled your lenses with dirty hands or used a moisturiser without rinsing your hands, this can increase the risk of deposits on your lenses.
In this case, the solution is simple: wash your hands thoroughly with water, remove your lenses and clean them with a cleaning solution. 

If you wear contact lenses, you know how important it is to keep them clean. But what happens when your lenses get dirty? Dirty lenses can cause many problems. They can make your eyes red and irritated. They can also cause infections.

Here are some tips on how to keep your lenses clean:

  • Wash your hands before you touch your lenses.

  • Rinse your lenses thoroughly according to the package insert.

  • Store your lenses in a clean and dry place.

  • Never sleep with your lenses.

  • Do not wear your lenses if they are damaged.

  • Do not share your lenses with anyone.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your contact lenses clean and healthy. Remember, clean lenses will give you better vision, comfort and protection, and that's priceless!

Contact lenses and hair spray

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The spray from the hairspray can get on your contact lenses and make your vision blurred. To avoid this, we advise you to always close your eyes when applying such products (hairspray, deodorants, make-up fixatives, etc.).

Cela peut aussi concerner les gouttes et pommades ophtalmiques même si les risques sont très faibles. En effet, l'application de ces produits doit toujours se faire sur des yeux nus (sans lentilles de contact). Il est aussi impératif d'attendre quelques minutes après l'application pour remettre vos lentilles de contact.

However, should this happen to you, we recommend that you clean your lenses with a lens care solution.
If you do not see any improvement and your vision remains blurred, the lenses should be discarded and new ones fitted.
Medication of any kind can have an effect on the body and cause deposits. If this is the case, consult your doctor to find out if this is a possible side effect of the medication.
The body can also create these white veils. If your lenses are not cleaned regularly and hygienically, protein deposits may form on your lenses. These deposits are harmless but are a good reminder to take better care of your contact lenses.

Lens cleaning is essential

In addition to contact lenses, our online shop offers a wide range of cleaning and care products. Wearing lenses does not only require clean hands, but also constant cleaning. This takes very little time and guarantees you optimal vision without bacteria or deposits.

To answer this, we recommend for example the product « Opti-Free Express ». This is an all-in-one solution: your contact lenses are cleaned, cared for and stored with one product.

Opti-Free Express - The all-in-one solution

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  • High disinfection capability
  • Cleans, disinfects and preserves your lenses longer
  • Anti-bacterial