(SYDNEY) -- An extra cleansing step before soaking soft contact lenses is the best preventative measure against eye infections, a new study says.
HealthDay reports that people who use soft contact lenses are encouraged to rub and rinse their lenses before overnight soaking to remove harmful germs, according to a study published in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science.
The study authors, led by Hua Zhu, of Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney, Australia, compared three methods for cleansing soft contact lenses: rub and rinse—involving a few seconds of rubbing and rinsing followed by several hours of soaking; rinse-only and soaking; or soaking only.
Researchers used common disinfection solutions to remove bacteria and other contaminants from commercial soft contact lenses that including two types of silicone hydrogel lenses.
The rub and rinse method proved most effective in removing resistant germs
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