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Offline Carl

Contact lenses
« on: February 10, 2008, 08:44:15 pm »
I recently switched to replaceable soft contact lenses that require sticking your finger in your eye to get them out (unlike the old gas-permeable lenses that popped out with a special blink). They also have to be kept much cleaner than the old gas-perm lenses. Have other tourists had experience with these replaceable lenses on multi-day rides? Is there a type of towlettes that cleans your hands well enough to keep these little membranes from getting crudded up when they're removed? They're very comfortable but just seem too delicate for sustained outdoor activity.

Offline njdaniel

Contact lenses
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 09:11:36 pm »
I've got the little thin ones that you need to take out with a finger.  I found it perfectly fine taking these out every night of my transamerican tour and putting the contact case in the corner of my tent while I slept.  Just make sure your fingers are clean and the multi-purpose contact solution will do the rest.

Offline janetanorth

Contact lenses
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 01:14:22 am »
why not go for the disposables? use for two weeks, then throw them away. it takes the worry out of grimy build up, and the cleaning is practically nil.
i use a plain wet wipe or just a finger rinse with water to remove or put in lenses.
good luck-janet