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Old 06-23-2008, 02:27 PM
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Default How Often Do You Change Your Lens Case?

How often do you change that double-barreled lens case that you keep your contacts in?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:02 AM
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I don't know how often most people do change them but they should be changed regularly. We see a lot of really dirty ones in our office.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:55 AM
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I don't know how often most people do change them but they should be changed regularly.
I think the question is how often is "regularly"?
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:17 PM
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I never realized we were supposed to change them out. I keep the case looking clean, plus I thought the solution always took care of the bacteria.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:22 AM
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Well I got my first pair of contacts 13 years ago and I still have the same case. I do rinse it out with warm water every time I take my contacts out of it though and make sure it is clean.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:38 AM
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from last 4 years i have not changed,,,them.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:04 PM
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I think the question is how often is "regularly"?
Well, you really should change it every 3 months, especially if you don't want gross deposits that you can't see in it.

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Old 12-21-2009, 06:16 PM
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I change the case when it is damaged.

The case is always physically clean with no deposits and is sterilised every night with the lenses in it using 3% hydrogen peroxide 2 step (I don't feel safe/comfortable with one step cleaning systems since the peroxide/disinfectant is reducing in strength during the period during which it should be disinfecting).

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Old 12-28-2009, 11:13 AM
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Well, you really should change it every 3 months, especially if you don't want gross deposits that you can't see in it.
I like your "every three months" schedule. It's like changing your oil. I think it's a good practice although, theoretically, you put cleaning solution in the case whenever you use it. Still I think it should be replaced every once in a while. They're what, five bucks for a basic model?
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:51 PM
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You can get three in one package, and that is for what, two bucks, at Walmart? You should rinse you contact case when you get out a contact, but it is best to use your contact disinfecting solution, not water. Hint: if you lose a contact in a place where you don't have your stuff, put it in your mouth to keep it moist. It won't kill you: Honest!Just don't swallow it...
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:23 PM
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You can get three in one package, and that is for what, two bucks, at Walmart? You should rinse you contact case when you get out a contact, but it is best to use your contact disinfecting solution, not water. Hint: if you lose a contact in a place where you don't have your stuff, put it in your mouth to keep it moist. It won't kill you: Honest!Just don't swallow it...
Check the Internet, or better yet, search right here on Lens 101 for an Australian boxer named Anthony Mundine. He nearly lost his vision in his left eye due to a severe infection when he thought he'd save some trouble and clean his contact lens in his mouth. Fortunately (?) it did not end his boxing career and he continued to get punched in the face for a living for another year or two.

DO NOT put your contact lenses in your mouth. Ever. It probably won't kill you, but the eye infection you could get may destroy the vision in that eye.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:04 PM
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It will not infect your eye if you clean it after you take it out. You do not clean it by putting it in your mouth! You preserve it. If you try this, REMEMBER TO CLEAN IT, FOR PETE'S SAKE!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:11 PM
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I change my case every three months. I also provide my teen daughter a new case every three months although I not sure she actually changes it!
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:40 AM
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I change mine every time I change out my lenses, which is monthly. I buy the big double bottles of the Aquify and it comes with two cases. They recommend that you change the case when you start a new bottle. But, I like to start fresh with new case, new lens. They're so cheap that I figure better safe than sorry.

Happy New Year, everyone.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:47 AM
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This is an interesting discussion. The question is about how often to clean your contact lens case, and one person says you clean it every time you use it. One says that putting your contacts in your mouth can lead to a severe infection, while another says it's fine as long as you clean your contacts afterward. Can someone with some knowledge in this area help solve these controversies?

Stay tuned.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:47 PM
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This is an interesting discussion. The question is about how often to clean your contact lens case, and one person says you clean it every time you use it. One says that putting your contacts in your mouth can lead to a severe infection, while another says it's fine as long as you clean your contacts afterward. Can someone with some knowledge in this area help solve these controversies?

Stay tuned.
Re the putting your lenses in your mouth in an emergency to stop the (soft) lens dehydrating and therefore, being trashed, I see no problem there, PROVIDED it is going to be sterilised in a 2 part peroxide solution for 6 hours before it is reinserted into the eye. (I said already that I don't rate one step peroxides solutions or the multi-purpose solutions as they are not proved to kill all bacteria).

As for the cleaning the case with the peroxide solution and the lenses every night, that system has worked for me for at least 30 years. I only change cases when they have to be changed - leaking/damaged, but others may prefer to change the case monthly - no problem with that either.

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:49 PM
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Re the putting your lenses in your mouth in an emergency to stop the (soft) lens dehydrating and therefore, being trashed, I see no problem there, PROVIDED it is going to be sterilised in a 2 part peroxide solution for 6 hours before it is reinserted into the eye. (I said already that I don't rate one step peroxides solutions or the multi-purpose solutions as they are not proved to kill all bacteria).

As for the cleaning the case with the peroxide solution and the lenses every night, that system has worked for me for at least 30 years. I only change cases when they have to be changed - leaking/damaged, but others may prefer to change the case monthly - no problem with that either.

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Thanks knotlob. Great answer. Sounds like "nobody" was talking about dropping your contact lens in a remote location and temporarily storing it in your yap while you take it home for a peroxide bath.
Still, reading that Anthony Mundine story makes me very leery of putting a contact lens in my kisser . . .

Also, good guidance on how long to hold on to your lens case. Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:28 PM
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Re the putting your lenses in your mouth in an emergency to stop the (soft) lens dehydrating and therefore, being trashed, I see no problem there, PROVIDED it is going to be sterilised in a 2 part peroxide solution for 6 hours before it is reinserted into the eye. (I said already that I don't rate one step peroxides solutions or the multi-purpose solutions as they are not proved to kill all bacteria).

As for the cleaning the case with the peroxide solution and the lenses every night, that system has worked for me for at least 30 years. I only change cases when they have to be changed - leaking/damaged, but others may prefer to change the case monthly - no problem with that either.

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Keep the lens case until it becomes physically unusable in other words, is that right, knotlob?
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:02 PM
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Keep the lens case until it becomes physically unusable in other words, is that right, knotlob?
Hello Logopolis

I tend to keep lens cases until they are damaged BUT I do clean them with the two part peroxide every night, so there is no chance of bacteria build up inside the case. Normally my lens case looks very clean and I seldom take it out of the house. If there is any sign of dirt on it, then naturally I will give it a thorough clean on the outside and inside.

So, for me, I replace when damaged. But note that most opticians recommend changing the lens case at least every three months.

Also note that most people are using a less intensive cleaner/steriliser than I am (typically a Multi Purpose Disinfectant solution or single step peroxide system) so that should push them towards a regular change of lens case.

My system works for me, but it may not work for others, not following my routine exactly.

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:15 PM
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Hello Logopolis

I tend to keep lens cases until they are damaged BUT I do clean them with the two part peroxide every night, so there is no chance of bacteria build up inside the case. Normally my lens case looks very clean and I seldom take it out of the house. If there is any sign of dirt on it, then naturally I will give it a thorough clean on the outside and inside.

So, for me, I replace when damaged. But note that most opticians recommend changing the lens case at least every three months.

Also note that most people are using a less intensive cleaner/steriliser than I am (typically a Multi Purpose Disinfectant solution or single step peroxide system) so that should push them towards a regular change of lens case.

My system works for me, but it may not work for others, not following my routine exactly.

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That sounds like a good way to go, Knotlob. I'm glad you said that most opticians recommend replacing your case at least every three months. For those of us who prefer a regular schedule, it's nice to have a good guideline.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:46 PM
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Hello Logopolis

I tend to keep lens cases until they are damaged BUT I do clean them with the two part peroxide every night, so there is no chance of bacteria build up inside the case. Normally my lens case looks very clean and I seldom take it out of the house. If there is any sign of dirt on it, then naturally I will give it a thorough clean on the outside and inside.

So, for me, I replace when damaged. But note that most opticians recommend changing the lens case at least every three months.

Also note that most people are using a less intensive cleaner/steriliser than I am (typically a Multi Purpose Disinfectant solution or single step peroxide system) so that should push them towards a regular change of lens case.

My system works for me, but it may not work for others, not following my routine exactly.

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It sounds like the advice to change your oil in your car every three months or 3,000 miles.

Let's see, in Europe that would be . . . 3 months, 4828 kilometers. Unless I got my sums wrong.

That's not quite as catchy.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:30 PM
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It sounds like the advice to change your oil in your car every three months or 3,000 miles.

Let's see, in Europe that would be . . . 3 months, 4828 kilometers. Unless I got my sums wrong.

That's not quite as catchy.
The maths is about right, but these days it is an oil change at 10,000km or maybe 6 months if you don't do much driving. Just as well given the price of these synthetic oils now.

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:41 PM
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DO NOT put your contact lenses in your mouth. Ever. It probably won't kill you, but the eye infection you could get may destroy the vision in that eye.
That's good advice. I'd like to second that suggestion.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:18 PM
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Check the Internet, or better yet, search right here on Lens 101 for an Australian boxer named Anthony Mundine. He nearly lost his vision in his left eye due to a severe infection when he thought he'd save some trouble and clean his contact lens in his mouth. Fortunately (?) it did not end his boxing career and he continued to get punched in the face for a living for another year or two.
Personally, I think it's unfortunate that Mr. Mundine continued to "get punched in the face for a living" after his incident with his contact lens. Let's hope he didn't suffer any more serious injury.

Again, let me stress how dangerous it is to clean your contacts in your mouth. This man with the red eye is an athlete. He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.) and is very healthy. I hear he's also a Muslim and so he likely has a strict diet. Bottom line is, here is a man in peak physical condition and that disgusting red eye was the result of nothing more than putting his contact lens in his mouth and then putting it in his eye.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:34 PM
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Personally, I think it's unfortunate that Mr. Mundine continued to "get punched in the face for a living" after his incident with his contact lens. Let's hope he didn't suffer any more serious injury.

Again, let me stress how dangerous it is to clean your contacts in your mouth. This man with the red eye is an athlete. He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.) and is very healthy. I hear he's also a Muslim and so he likely has a strict diet. Bottom line is, here is a man in peak physical condition and that disgusting red eye was the result of nothing more than putting his contact lens in his mouth and then putting it in his eye.
That's a picture of Anthony Mindine with the blood red eye isn't it?
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:10 PM
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I change mine every couple of months, they are so cheap now, and there are some great desgins out there. When I first started wearing lenses I was stuck with thee free ones you get with solution, but I do like to splash out on a decent travel case every so often!
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:23 PM
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I change mine every couple of months, they are so cheap now, and there are some great desgins out there. When I first started wearing lenses I was stuck with thee free ones you get with solution, but I do like to splash out on a decent travel case every so often!
Thanks, AquaBlu1. Do you have any special cases you'd like to show us here on Lens 101?
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:55 AM
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That's a picture of Anthony Mindine with the blood red eye isn't it?
Yes, that's the boxer suffering the effects of putting a contact lens in his mouth (Or "yap" as PTUser so quaintly put it.) and then putting it in his eye.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:03 PM
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from last 4 years i have not changed,,,them.
How often do you replace your contact lens case? In the "case" of Lens 101 members, it appears the answer is "never."
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:16 PM
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Personally, I think it's unfortunate that Mr. Mundine continued to "get punched in the face for a living" after his incident with his contact lens. Let's hope he didn't suffer any more serious injury.

Again, let me stress how dangerous it is to clean your contacts in your mouth. This man with the red eye is an athlete. He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.) and is very healthy. I hear he's also a Muslim and so he likely has a strict diet. Bottom line is, here is a man in peak physical condition and that disgusting red eye was the result of nothing more than putting his contact lens in his mouth and then putting it in his eye.
Thank you for the cautious posting PTUser. It's good to remember that even an athlete in peak physical condition can suffer the consequences of an improperly cleaned contact lens.

Clean your contacts properly, people. Have some cleaning solution on hand whenever you go out and there's a possibility of a dropped contact lens.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:09 PM
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Well I got my first pair of contacts 13 years ago and I still have the same case. I do rinse it out with warm water every time I take my contacts out of it though and make sure it is clean.
It doesn't seem like contact lens cases get cleaned very frequently around here.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:43 PM
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I never realized we were supposed to change them out. I keep the case looking clean, plus I thought the solution always took care of the bacteria.
Cassie brings up a good point. Do we need to disinfect something that is usually in contact with a disinfecting solution?
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Cassie brings up a good point. Do we need to disinfect something that is usually in contact with a disinfecting solution?
See my post #19. I don't change lens cases on a regular basis because I effectively sterilise them every night. I don't usually carry the lens case with me so it tends to stay clean.

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See my post #19. I don't change lens cases on a regular basis because I effectively sterilise them every night. I don't usually carry the lens case with me so it tends to stay clean.

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That's right. For those of you who don't want to scroll up, Knotlob said "I tend to keep lens cases until they are damaged BUT I do clean them with the two part peroxide every night, so there is no chance of bacteria build up inside the case."

Perhaps you can explain to some of our new members what you mean by "two part peroxide."
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That's right. For those of you who don't want to scroll up, Knotlob said "I tend to keep lens cases until they are damaged BUT I do clean them with the two part peroxide every night, so there is no chance of bacteria build up inside the case."

Perhaps you can explain to some of our new members what you mean by "two part peroxide."
A two part (hydrogen) peroxide cleaning system uses the regular hydrogen peroxide at 3% strength to sterilise the lenses overnight. One part peroxide systems include a catalase tablet or a platinum/palladium catalyst disk in the bottom of the lens case to breakdown the peroxide to a harmless saline solution over six hours.

My two part system uses a catalase solution, which I add to the lens case after I have thrown out the peroxide solution in the morning. This solution can neutralise the remains of the hydrogen peroxide in 10-20 minutes. It's advantage is that the lenses are disinfected in 3% peroxide overnight, or as long as I want them disinfected. With the one step system, the peroxide is gradually becoming weaker (and less effective) as it is chemically broken down over 6 hours.

I don't think you can buy the two step system in N America, but so far, it is still available in Europe.

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A two part (hydrogen) peroxide cleaning system uses the regular hydrogen peroxide at 3% strength to sterilise the lenses overnight. One part peroxide systems include a catalase tablet or a platinum/palladium catalyst disk in the bottom of the lens case to breakdown the peroxide to a harmless saline solution over six hours.

My two part system uses a catalase solution, which I add to the lens case after I have thrown out the peroxide solution in the morning. This solution can neutralise the remains of the hydrogen peroxide in 10-20 minutes. It's advantage is that the lenses are disinfected in 3% peroxide overnight, or as long as I want them disinfected. With the one step system, the peroxide is gradually becoming weaker (and less effective) as it is chemically broken down over 6 hours.

I don't think you can buy the two step system in N America, but so far, it is still available in Europe.

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Thanks, knotlob. I'll have to check and see if it's available in North America.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:35 PM
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Thanks, knotlob. I'll have to check and see if it's available in North America.
I don't know if you found anything, Healinghands, but I didn't
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Personally, I think it's unfortunate that Mr. Mundine continued to "get punched in the face for a living" after his incident with his contact lens. Let's hope he didn't suffer any more serious injury.

Again, let me stress how dangerous it is to clean your contacts in your mouth. This man with the red eye is an athlete. He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.) and is very healthy. I hear he's also a Muslim and so he likely has a strict diet. Bottom line is, here is a man in peak physical condition and that disgusting red eye was the result of nothing more than putting his contact lens in his mouth and then putting it in his eye.
Yuck! That's a very graphic representation of what can happen after making a simple mistake like cleaning your contact lenses in your mouth. I hope that picture wasn't taken with a painful flash.
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I don't know if you found anything, Healinghands, but I didn't
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A two part (hydrogen) peroxide cleaning system uses the regular hydrogen peroxide at 3% strength to sterilise the lenses overnight. One part peroxide systems include a catalase tablet or a platinum/palladium catalyst disk in the bottom of the lens case to breakdown the peroxide to a harmless saline solution over six hours.

My two part system uses a catalase solution, which I add to the lens case after I have thrown out the peroxide solution in the morning. This solution can neutralise the remains of the hydrogen peroxide in 10-20 minutes. It's advantage is that the lenses are disinfected in 3% peroxide overnight, or as long as I want them disinfected. With the one step system, the peroxide is gradually becoming weaker (and less effective) as it is chemically broken down over 6 hours.

I don't think you can buy the two step system in N America, but so far, it is still available in Europe.

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Look what I found. A website that lists 10 ways to say "thank you" in German. It's got umlauts and everything!

1. Danke! (DAHNK-uh) Thanks! Thank you.
2. Danke schön!* (DAHNK-uh shoon) Thank you!
3. Tausend Dank! (TAU-zent DAHNK) A thousand thanks! Thanks very much!
4. Danke vielmals! (DAHNK-uh FEEL-malls) Many thanks!
5. Recht schönen Dank! (RECHT shoon-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
6. Ich danke Ihnen/dir! (eech DAHNK-uh EEH-nun / DEAR) I thank you!
7. Ich bin (Ihnen/dir) sehr dankbar für... (eek bin DAHNK-bar fe-ur) I'm very grateful (to you) for...
8. Haben Sie vielen Dank! (HAH-ben zee FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
9. Vielen Dank!** (FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks! Hear it!
10. Mit tiefer Dankbarkeit! (MITT TEEF-er DAHNK-bar-kite) With deep gratitude!

So to show you my gratitude for explaining this disinfecting two-step I keep reading about, I choose Haben Sie vielen Dank!
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:12 PM
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Look what I found. A website that lists 10 ways to say "thank you" in German. It's got umlauts and everything!

1. Danke! (DAHNK-uh) Thanks! Thank you.
2. Danke schön!* (DAHNK-uh shoon) Thank you!
3. Tausend Dank! (TAU-zent DAHNK) A thousand thanks! Thanks very much!
4. Danke vielmals! (DAHNK-uh FEEL-malls) Many thanks!
5. Recht schönen Dank! (RECHT shoon-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
6. Ich danke Ihnen/dir! (eech DAHNK-uh EEH-nun / DEAR) I thank you!
7. Ich bin (Ihnen/dir) sehr dankbar für... (eek bin DAHNK-bar fe-ur) I'm very grateful (to you) for...
8. Haben Sie vielen Dank! (HAH-ben zee FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
9. Vielen Dank!** (FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
10. Mit tiefer Dankbarkeit! (MITT TEEF-er DAHNK-bar-kite) With deep gratitude!

So to show you my gratitude for explaining this disinfecting two-step I keep reading about, I choose Haben Sie vielen Dank!
This forum is just so informative! Who knew you could learn German here?
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:38 PM
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Look what I found. A website that lists 10 ways to say "thank you" in German. It's got umlauts and everything!

1. Danke! (DAHNK-uh) Thanks! Thank you.
2. Danke schön!* (DAHNK-uh shoon) Thank you!
3. Tausend Dank! (TAU-zent DAHNK) A thousand thanks! Thanks very much!
4. Danke vielmals! (DAHNK-uh FEEL-malls) Many thanks!
5. Recht schönen Dank! (RECHT shoon-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
6. Ich danke Ihnen/dir! (eech DAHNK-uh EEH-nun / DEAR) I thank you!
7. Ich bin (Ihnen/dir) sehr dankbar für... (eek bin DAHNK-bar fe-ur) I'm very grateful (to you) for...
8. Haben Sie vielen Dank! (HAH-ben zee FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks!
9. Vielen Dank!** (FEEL-en DAHNK) Many thanks! Hear it!
10. Mit tiefer Dankbarkeit! (MITT TEEF-er DAHNK-bar-kite) With deep gratitude!

So to show you my gratitude for explaining this disinfecting two-step I keep reading about, I choose Haben Sie vielen Dank!
Danke sehr Unicorn3

Actually #3 Tausend Dank! sounds much more Danish than German. Never heard that expression in Germany but the Danes have a thank you expression with thousand thanks.

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Old 09-02-2010, 03:22 PM
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Danke sehr Unicorn3

Actually #3 Tausend Dank! sounds much more Danish than German. Never heard that expression in Germany but the Danes have a thank you expression with thousand thanks.

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What about that song "Danke Schoen" where the phrase rhymes with "joy and pain"? Is that a real German phrase?
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:44 PM
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What about that song "Danke Schoen" where the phrase rhymes with "joy and pain"? Is that a real German phrase?
Yes, Danke schoen is commonly used in Germany (at least in the area where I am).

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:17 PM
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Yes, Danke schoen is commonly used in Germany (at least in the area where I am).

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Does it rhyme with "joy and pain"?

Unfortunately this reminds me of a short skit I saw on TV.

Tourist: Excuse me, but can you tell me if this place is called "Havia" or "Hawia"?

Native: Havia.

Tourist: Thank you.

Native: You're velcome.

Ba-dum-bump.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:28 AM
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Does it rhyme with "joy and pain"?

Unfortunately this reminds me of a short skit I saw on TV.

Tourist: Excuse me, but can you tell me if this place is called "Havia" or "Hawia"?

Native: Havia.

Tourist: Thank you.

Native: You're velcome.

Ba-dum-bump.
Not sure it rhymes with Joy and Pain at all

Very good - sounds similar to UK humour.

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:21 AM
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Not sure it rhymes with Joy and Pain at all

Very good - sounds similar to UK humour.

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I think Trixie was asking if the German phrase that means "thank you" rhymes with "joy and pain" like in the song "Danke Schoen." To my American eyes, "schoen" looks like it should rhyme with "bone."

I think that "Havia" joke came from Benny Hill--one of the finest examples of British humor.

Or would that be "humour"?
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:56 PM
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I think Trixie was asking if the German phrase that means "thank you" rhymes with "joy and pain" like in the song "Danke Schoen." To my American eyes, "schoen" looks like it should rhyme with "bone."

I think that "Havia" joke came from Benny Hill--one of the finest examples of British humor.

Or would that be "humour"?
This has nothing to do with General Contact Lens Care and Questions, but now I'd like to know how to properly pronounce "Danke Schoen."
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:28 PM
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Danke sehr Unicorn3

Actually #3 Tausend Dank! sounds much more Danish than German. Never heard that expression in Germany but the Danes have a thank you expression with thousand thanks.

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Maybe they were fudging a little to come up with 10.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:19 PM
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Look what I found. A website that lists 10 ways to say "thank you" in German. It's got umlauts and everything!
Gotta love them umlauts. They're über cool.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:01 AM
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Personally, I think it's unfortunate that Mr. Mundine continued to "get punched in the face for a living" after his incident with his contact lens. Let's hope he didn't suffer any more serious injury.

Again, let me stress how dangerous it is to clean your contacts in your mouth. This man with the red eye is an athlete. He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.) and is very healthy. I hear he's also a Muslim and so he likely has a strict diet. Bottom line is, here is a man in peak physical condition and that disgusting red eye was the result of nothing more than putting his contact lens in his mouth and then putting it in his eye.
That's probably the reddest eye I've ever seen.

By the way, I like how you said "He takes care of his body (Other than the getting punched in the face part.)"

What a way to make a living. Hopefully he got in a few jabs too.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:37 AM
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This has nothing to do with General Contact Lens Care and Questions, but now I'd like to know how to properly pronounce "Danke Schoen."
Aren't you glad you asked, Sevateem? Vielen Dank! Thanks a lot!
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