Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

Tablets for contact lenses?

The need to use protein remover tablets depends on the amount of protein deposits your eyes produce and how often you replace your lenses.

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Is it necessary to use protein remover tablets in additions to my normal daily cleaning procedure?

The need to use protein remover tablets depends on the amount of protein deposits your eyes produce and how often you replace your lenses.

Protein deposits are normal. But as they age, they can change in chemical composition, contributing to discomfort and poor vision or leading to allergies. If these deposits become a problem, your eye care practitioner may recommend a type of contact lens that you replace more frequently. Depending on the replacement frequency, using a protein remover in addition to your daily cleaning regimen may not be necessary.

Regardless of your lens replacement schedule, however, daily cleaning is important for eye health. Consult your eye care practitioner for the best advice regarding your replacement and cleaning schedules.

 

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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