Caring for color contact lenses is not at all difficult. However, it is very important to take proper care of your color contacts, otherwise your eyes can become irritated or even infected. Discover how to care for your colored contacts simple and fast.
- Color contact lens care step-by-step
- Wash your hands with soap and dry them
- Take your color lens out and thoroughly rinse each side of it with multipurpose solution, by putting some solution on it
- Fill your contact lens case with fresh solution, place your lenses in, screw the lid on, and leave your lenses to soak for at least 6 hours, or overnight. It is important to use fresh solution every time you place your lenses in it; recycling is not a good idea, in this case.
- When you are ready to wear your contacts, rinse each side again and pop them into your eyes.
- Usage or Wearing Period Matters
Newly purchased colored contacts should be worn progressively over time. For the first day, they should be worn for two hours only. For the succeeding days, add two hours each. This will help you avoid eye strain.
It is not advisable to wear color contact lenses for eight hours straight. Additionally, wearing them while you are sleeping is also not a good idea. Extended wearing of contact lenses is not recommended because it can expose you to infections and allergies. You’ll also be prone to eye strain and similar conditions.
They’re also prohibited when you go for a swim or when you’re sick with colds and the flu. Germs can easily transfer to your lenses when you put them on. Some medication can also make your eyes dry; thus, you may feel a little uncomfortable or irritable.
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- Cleaning Process
Your contact lenses should be cleaned regularly; at least every two days. Before starting the cleaning process, be sure that your hands are clean.
Follow proper cleaning procedures. Open your palm and place your lens on it. Pour a few drops of the cleaning/care solution on the lens and gently massage it. Count up to 15 or 20 and then rinse both sides of the lens with the solution. Your color contact lenses should be soaked in the solution for at least six hours before you can put them back on.
Your fingernails should be clean and short when you clean your lens. Long fingernails can scratch lenses. Additionally, you’ll need to be extra careful when putting on lenses as long fingernails may damage them.
Cleaning Colored Contact Lens
Gently rub the lens in the palm of your hand. Avoid handling with nails.
Consecutive Lens Use
If you need to use your color contact lenses more regularly, like for two or three consecutive days, find time to soak and clean them using your lens care solution the night before you are to wear them. Make sure that the lens care solution is not used. You should change your lens care solution everyday. Not doing so will expose you to germs and infection.
Take off your lenses or use protective covering (like sunglasses) when you know you will be exposed to dust and other foreign particles. Once dust enters your eyes, it will be irritated. For some people, this can lead to allergies. In other cases, dust entering the eyes can cause infection and pain.
- Follow the Recommended Lens-Wearing Schedule
Most eye doctors recommend that users wear contact lenses for just a few hours a day during the first few days. Even if you are wearing colored contacts cosmetically, you should try out lenses for only a short period at first to make sure your eyes do not become overly irritated.
It’s normal for eyes to feel slightly itchy or teary when you first put lenses in, but this should improve with wear. If eyes become red or painful, or your vision is foggy or cloudy, the lenses should be removed immediately. If the problem continues, return to your eye doctor to assess the problem.
- Care and Maintenance of Colored Contacts
The care and use of colored contacts is the same as for normal contact lenses. Basic contact lens hygiene tips include:
Always wash and rinse your hands with a mild soap before handling lenses.
Clean and rinse lenses with, and only with, an approved sterile solution after taking them out and before putting them in. Don’t use tap or even bottled water since they aren’t sterile and have been linked to severe bacterial eye infections.
Keep fingernails short and smooth to avoid scratching your lenses.
Make sure your lens case is always clean.
Inspect lenses for any foreign particles, tears, or damage before inserting.
Apply cosmetics after inserting lenses.
Don’t wear soft lenses when swimming.
The only eye drops that can safely be used with soft contact lenses are re-wetting drops that your eye doctor recommends.
Even if you don’t wear your colored lenses on a regular basis, you still need to clean and place them in new solution every month. And remember to disinfect the lenses 24 hours before wearing them.
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- Pro-Tips: Do...
Do put on lenses with clean hands, i.e. before applying makeup. You can do it after too, but make sure your hands are 100% clean.
Do remove your lenses at the first sign of any discomfort or illness.
Do keep track of the expiry date of your lenses! The wearing duration stated on the product info page begins from the day that you open the seal. If you do not open the seal, the lenses can be stored in the packaging for 2 to 3 years (check the labels).
Do check the expiry date of your lens solution.
Do carry some eye drops wherever you go, so you never have to suffer from dry eyes.
- Pro-Tips: Do Not...
Do not ever fall asleep wearing your lenses.
Do not wear lenses while swimming or showering.
Do not wear your circle lenses for more than 6 hours at a time.
Do not completely replace conventional prescription contact lenses; circle lens is cosmetic accessories.
Simple, isn't it? Enjoy your beautiful color contact lenses - with a bit of practice caring for them will become your second nature.