How to take care of colored contacts: How to take care of colored contact lenses?
How to take care of colored contact lenses?
Colored contact lenses are cosmetic, non-prescription lenses, still regarded as medical devices. As such, they require proper care and attention in order to keep them healthy and comfortable on your eyes at all times. To do so, be careful when you store and handle your contacts before and after usage, pay attention while putting them on and be gentle when you take them off.
Don’t know how? Here’s some tips to help you take proper care of your lenses and preserve their radiant color, quality and comfort for as long as possible!
How to store and handle contact lenses properly
Handling contact lenses with care will preserve their quality better, thus making your eyes experience the same freshness as the first time you wore them.
Follow these tips to ensure you are taking care of your lenses properly:
- Make sure to wash your hands properly every time you handle contact lenses, especially before putting them in your eyes or in their lens holder after usage.
- Clean the lenses only with lens solution instead of running water. Also, make sure to clean them in the evening, after removal, rather than in the morning.
- Store the lenses in their appropriate holder, filled with fresh solution. Remember to change the solution in the lens holder every evening! In addition, make sure to change the lens holder every three months.
- After having taken the contact out, allow the lens holder to dry completely before putting the lid on. This way you will lower the chances of bacteria growing inside the box.
- Organise the lenses inside the holder correctly. It is better not to swap contacts on your eyes, so pick one that is going to be your right lens and place it on the right side of the container. This way you will reduce any chances of eye infections.
How to put in contact lenses properly?
Putting on colored contact lenses for the first time might seem scary and intimidating, however you get used to it very quickly. By the third or fourth time, you will be an expert.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Find a clean space with a mirror and a table, ideally in a light and aerated room. Place a clean cloth on the table and the lens box on top of it. If you drop one of the lenses, it will land the soft and clean surface of the cloth instead of the ground.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap to kill any possible bacteria. Next, rinse them carefully so no detergent is left on the lens when you touch it thus making sure nothing is transferred through the lens to your eye. Lastly, dry your hands with a clean tower before touching the contacts.
- Take the contacts out of their box and put some cleaning solution on them.
- Check the lens orientation before putting it in your eye. Once you have the lens on your fingertip, the edges should be pointing upwards, that is how you know if it is orientated correctly.
- It’s showtime! Now you have to put the lenses in. Make sure to blink before putting the lens in the eye to create some tears and natural moisture. Look into the mirror and your eye directly. Pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger and place the lens gently on your eye, while not breaking eye contact with yourself. Do the same for the other eye and then blink slowly so your lenses go into the right place, sitting comfortably on your cornea.
How to remove contact lenses properly
Removing contacts is a bit easier than putting them on. Here’s how:
- First of all, get back in front of a mirror.
- Wash, rinse and dry your hands carefully going through the same process as you did to put the contacts on.
- Look into the mirror, straight to your colored contact.
- Slide the lens gently with the soft tip of your finger, to the white part of your eye. Pinch the lens off your eye softly using no nails, just the soft parts of your fingers until it slips off.
- Clean the lenses one last time with contact lens solution before placing them in their box.
- Drop some more fresh solution on the box before closing the lids to keep the colored contact lenses and their color fresh.
Lastly, here’s a few final pieces of advice before we leave you. Do not share colored contact lenses with other people. Make sure to wear them within their expiration date and do not use them over their recommended period.
Also, put them on before doing your makeup and do not forget to take them off before you go to sleep and before removing the makeup.
Last but not least, if you experience allergies or discomfort, make sure to contact your optician.
Keep your eyes safe and glowing at all times!
A guide to wearing coloured contact lenses
Halloween is an open invitation to experiment with your look. Whether you’re going for ghoulishly-glam or devilishly daring, the right pair of coloured contact lenses can take your fright night costume to spine-tingling new heights.
Want to try coloured contacts but not sure where to start? Read this handy guide to find the perfect match for any costume or occasion.
A beginner’s guide to coloured contact lenses
Choosing the right coloured contacts for you
Coloured contact lenses are designed to enhance or transform the natural look of the iris. Depending on the desired look, there are a few different lens varieties and countless colours to choose from.
Opaque coloured contact lenses are designed to mask your natural eye colour to create a more dramatic transformation. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, opt for vivid colours, such as blue, green or violet – the perfect finishing touch to any ghoulish outfit. Pair our violet contact lenses with your evil witch outfit, or try misty grey lenses to give your eyes a ghostly gaze.
If you want a subtler change, enhanced tinted lenses (also known as Freshlook Dimensions) may be the best option for you, as they intensify your natural eye colour, rather than transforming it completely. Please note: colour enhancers are typically made for people with naturally light eyes, as their subtle tint will not stand out on dark eyes.
Choosing the right coloured lens prescription
To make sure your contact lenses are comfortable, you need to take note of your prescription, which has the correct base curve (BC), diameter, and type of lens you should be wearing.
Before you buy your lenses, you should always make sure that you have a current, valid prescription. If you’ve not had an eye test or consulted your optician in the last two years, it’s recommended you pay them a visit. During the fitting process, you will also have the opportunity to try out some of the colours available in-store to give you a better idea of how they will look.
If you’re new to contact lenses, your optician will be happy to provide you with a lens specification once they’ve completed your fitting. You might have to return to your optician for more than one follow-up visit so they can fully complete the fitting. But believe us when we say it’s worthwhile ensuring you get the right fit.
If you’re lucky enough to enjoy 20/20 vision, you can still buy cosmetic coloured contact lenses with no corrective purpose. These are called plano lenses. When ordering, choose power 0.00, which ensures that your lenses will be purely cosmetic. Remember, it is still advised that you see an optician to ensure you’re getting the right fit for your eyes.
Complete your costume with coloured lenses
For a frightening finishing touch on the perfect Halloween look–pair your outfit with cosplay contact lenses from Lenstore. Because, your costume isn’t complete without a striking set of coloured contact lenses.
Check out our most popular cosmetic contact lens options like:
If you require vision correction, we’ve got you covered with prescription options on these must-have Halloween looks:
With multiple designs to pick from, there’s no stopping your creative costume ideas.
No matter what scary or crazy contact lens you’re searching for, there’s a wide selection of fancy dress contact lenses ready for some Halloween havoc.
And don’t worry about being late to the party. With next-day delivery, we’ll have your Halloween contacts ready for your October 31st outfit or any other date in your diary that you need fantasy contact lenses.
Even if you regularly wear corrective contact lenses, please consult with an optician first before ordering non-prescribed lenses. The design of certain cosmetic lenses may impact your peripheral vision; therefore, we do not recommend driving during wear.
Top tips for taking care of your coloured contacts
- Wash and dry your hands before handling your lenses.
- Remove, clean and store monthly contact lenses at the end of each day. To clean your lenses, place the lens in the palm of your hand, add a few drops of contact lens solution and rub gently with your index finger. Store in the contact lens case filled with fresh solution, and repeat all steps on the other lens. If you wear daily disposables, it’s even easier — just recycle or throw them away after use.
- Never share your contacts with others.
- Insert your lenses before applying makeup.
- Only use your lenses for the length of time recommended by your optician.
You’ll find more quick and easy lens care tips here.
Whether you’re looking for coloured contact lenses to complete a fancy-dress outfit or you’re just looking for something to freshen up your look, we hope these simple steps are helpful for you.
A Buyer’s Guide to Colored Contact Lenses – Skin and Beauty Center
Contact lenses can correct many vision problems and allow you to ditch the glasses. But these small, plastic disks can also be used to change the color of your iris and give you a whole new look.
There are many styles of colored contacts to choose from, depending on how much of a change you’re looking for:
- Subtle. These enhance your natural eye color, usually deepening or adding vibrancy.
- Color-changing. These lenses give your iris the appearance of a totally different color, and can work on even the darkest eye colors.
- Light filtering. Athletes like this type because these lenses improve color vision, such as brightening the color of the ball during a tennis match.
- “Party” lenses. These lenses completely change the iris or even the whole eye, to another, often unnatural, color or pattern. Typically used in movies and for other theatrical uses.
Use FDA-Approved Contacts Only, Please
Contact lenses worn for cosmetic purposes must be fitted by an eye care professional. In the fall of 2005, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation that declared colored contact lenses to be medical devices — making it illegal to sell non-prescription colored lenses.
Thomas Steinemann, MD, a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, says you should be wary of lenses you can get without a prescription: “How do you know if they’re sterile, if they’re approved by the FDA, or if they’re damaged?”
“Anyone getting colored lenses has to have their eyes professionally measured and the lenses correctly fitted,” Dr. Steinemann says. “And a follow-up eye examination must be carried out to assess whether the patient is having any trouble using the lenses or if there is any eye damage.” Why? “Because even though colored contact lenses may not correct vision, they still have the same potential to cause harm,” he explains.
Possible issues with contact lenses include allergic reactions, accumulation of protein on the lenses, and eye irritation due to improper lens care. If contact lenses are not properly stored and disinfected, frequent eye infections, scarring, and even blindness, can occur.
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.
How Much Do Colored Contacts Cost?
The cost of colored contacts depends on a few factors, starting with where you buy them, either from your eye doctor or on Internet that request a prescription before you can make a purchase. Cost also varies according to the brand, how often the lenses need to be replaced (which can vary from daily to once a month), and whether the lenses are colored only or corrective, too.
Lenses that are a basic, single color are often less expensive than those ones with an advanced mix of shades to produce a vivid effect or a more natural appearance when covering up dark irises. In general, prices start at around $10 for a disposable pair; for two-week disposables, that would add up to $260 per year; for monthly disposables, it would be closer to $120 per year.
The bottom line is that if you are properly fitted for the lenses and follow the simple care instructions, a fun, new look can be yours in a matter of minutes.
Learn more in the Everyday Health Skin and Beauty Center.
How to Care for Color Contact Lenses
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.
Whether you wear Freshlook color contacts, Acuvue 2 Colors, Expressions Colors, or custom-made color or special effect lenses, caring for them is exactly the same. All you need is a good contact lens solution, a contact lens case, a pair of soft plastic tweezers and a couple of minutes.
First of all, you should use a proper contact lens solution for cleaning your colored lenses and storing them at night. Never use ordinary water – it is full of bacteria and won’t clean your lenses properly anyway.
The best solution to use is a no-rub multipurpose solution, like Opti-Free Express No-Rub. Most solutions require you to rub your lenses on the palm of your hand to clean them; however, rubbing can damage the color, which is why you need a no-rub solution. It is also a good idea to get a solution marked “for sensitive eyes” – even if your eyes are not sensitive, it can’t hurt. Get a large bottle of solution, if you wear your color contact lenses every day. If you only wear them for special ocasions, though, you are better of with a smaller bottle because, once contact lens solution is opened, it is only good for six months.
The days when you needed a saline solution for storing your lenses and a cleaner for cleaning them are long gone – multipurpose solutions have taken their place. A multipurpose solution can disinfect your color lenses and remove protein build-ups, so all you need to do is to put your lenses in a case with fresh solution overnight. Be sure that you buy solution for soft contact lenses, though: solutions for rigid lenses have a different formulation.
If you use disposable contact lenses like Freshlook Colorblends or Acuvue 2 Colors, multipurpose solution is enough. If you wear more expensive hand-painted lenses that supposed to last for a year, though, you should also use protein removing tablets, to prolong the life of your lenses. This is especially recommended if you wear your color lenses every day. The pills are called enzyme or enzymatic cleaner. Soaking your lenses in this type of cleaner, once a month, will keep the color vivid and bright for many months.
For storing your color contacts you will need a contact lens case. It is best to use a case with screw-down lids, so the solution doesn’t leak. If you have several color lenses, you can label each case, or get colored cases. You should wash your case with soap at least once a week and let it sit for a few minutes in boiled water, to kill bacteria, then let it dry before putting your lenses back in. It might be a good idea to carry an extra lens case, filled with solution, with you all the time – just in case your color lens folds in your eye or dust gets under it. If this happens, you can just pop out your lenses out anytime you want.
Color contact lens care step-by-step
1. Wash your hands with soap and dry them
2. Take your color lens out and thoroughly rinse each side of it with multipurpose solution, by putting some solution on it
3. 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.
4. When you are ready to wear your contacts, rinse each side again and pop them into your eyes
Simple, isn’t it? Enjoy your beautiful color contact lenses – with a bit of practice caring for them will become your second nature.
How to Take Care of Contact Lenses
You can get a serious eye infection if you do not clean, disinfect and store your contact lenses correctly. Follow your eye care provider’s instructions exactly.
Contact Lens Risks
Contact lenses that are old or that do not fit well can scratch your eye. They can also cause blood vessels to grow into your cornea, a dangerous condition that threatens your vision.
Eye drops can cause problems with your contact lenses. It is best to avoid using any kind of eye drop when wearing contacts. However, you can use wetting drops or preservative-free lubricating drops as recommended by your eye doctor.
Remove your contact lenses and call your eye doctor right away if your eyes are very red, painful, watery or sensitive to light. Do the same if you have blurry vision or notice discharge (ooze or pus) coming from your eye. These can be symptoms of serious eye problems.
Take Proper Care of Your Contacts
You must clean and disinfect any contact lens you remove from your eye before you put the lens back in. There are many types of cleansing systems. The choice depends on the type of lens you use, if you have allergies or if your eyes tend to form protein deposits. Ask your eye doctor what kind of cleaning solutions you should use.
Take special care to clean and store your lenses correctly to avoid dangerous eye infections.
Here is what you should do:
- Keep the schedule your eye doctor gives you for wearing and replacing your lenses.
- Follow directions from your doctor, from the contact lens manufacturer, and from the lens cleaning solution manufacturer to clean and store your lenses. If you store your lenses in the case for a long time, read your instructions to see if you should re-disinfect them before wearing them. Never wear your contact lenses if they have been stored for 30 days or longer without re-disinfecting.
- Keep your eye exam appointments. Contact lenses can warp over time, and your cornea can change shape. To make sure your lenses fit properly, and the prescription is right for you, see your eye doctor regularly.
- Do not shower, swim, use a hot tub or doing anything where water gets in your eyes when wearing contacts. Water and contacts don’t mix.
- Do not sleep in daily wear lenses.
Clean and rewet carefully
- Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel before touching your contact lenses.
- Use a “rub and rinse” cleaning method no matter what type of lens cleaning solution you buy. Rub your contact lenses with clean fingers, then rinse the lenses with solution before soaking them. Use this method even if the solution you are using is a “no-rub” type.
- Never put contacts in your mouth to wet them. Saliva (spit) is not a sterile solution.
- Do not rinse or store contacts in water (tap or sterile water).
- Never use a homemade saline solution.
- Do not use saline solution or rewetting drops to disinfect your lenses. They are not disinfectants.
- Use new solution each time you clean and disinfect your contact lenses. Never reuse or top off old solution.
- Do not pour contact lens solution into a different bottle. The solution will no longer be sterile.
- Make sure the tip of the solution bottle does not touch any surface. Keep the bottle tightly closed when you are not using it.
Care for your contact case
- Keep your contact lens case clean. Rinse it with sterile contact lens solution (not tap water) then leave the empty case open to air dry.
- Replace the case at least every 3 months, or right away if it gets cracked or damaged.
Are Contacts Right for You?
Millions of people choose to wear contact lenses. However, they are not for everyone. You might not be able to wear them for the following reasons:
- You get a lot of eye infections.
- You have severe allergies or dry eyes that are hard to treat.
- You work or live where it is very dusty.
- You are not able to properly care for your contact lenses.
Your cornea and tear film must be healthy for you to be comfortable and see clearly with contact lenses.
To safely wear contact lenses, you must be committed to caring for them properly and replacing them when needed. Talk with your ophthalmologist or other eye care professional to discuss your vision needs and expectations. They can help you decide if contacts are a good option for you.
Safely Using Colored Contacts This Halloween
By Wyatt Dilling on October 23, 2018 in Vision Health
Are you thinking of adding a little extra pizzazz to your costume this Halloween? Colored contacts are available in red, white, cat eye, really, any color you can think of and are a fun way to complete your look. But, before you buy, make sure you’re properly using colored contacts. If you choose a pair that isn’t safe for your eyes, there could be consequences!
Colored contact lenses should always be obtained through a prescription. Though the lenses may be what your eye doctor calls “plano lenses,” or non-corrective lenses, they still need to be the right shape for your eye. Prescription colored contacts are the only safe colored contacts.
Decorative and Colored Lenses Always Need a Prescription
The American Academy of Ophthalmology wrote about Laura, an individual who used decorative and colored lenses. After wearing the lenses for 10 hours, she had extreme eye pain. “Because I had not been properly fitted by an eye care professional, the lenses stuck to my eye like a suction cup,” Laura said.
Buying colored contacts isn’t like buying a pair of sunglasses. The impact of a cheap pair of colored contacts can be immediate and dangerous. Contact lenses that are not properly fitted to the eye can cause scratching, abrasions, ulcers and infections. Depending on the seriousness of the issue, it can lead to blindness, so take your contact lenses very seriously!
Play It Safe with Colored Contacts
Some prescription-colored contacts or decorative contact lenses change your eye color but do not correct your vision. Nonetheless, they still require a prescription.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology states, “Even though they do not correct vision, you need a prescription for decorative contacts. To avoid getting dangerous eye infections, these lenses must be treated like prescription contacts. This means cleaning them regularly and thoroughly as directed.”
The AAO lists the following steps are the safest way to use colored contact lenses:
- Follow the schedule your eye doctor gives you for wearing and replacing your lenses. You should not wear daily lenses while you sleep.
- Remove contact lenses before taking a shower, using a hot tub, swimming, or doing anything where water gets in your eyes.
- Before touching your contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel.
- Never put contacts in your mouth to wet them. Saliva (spit) is not a sterile solution.
- Do not rinse or store contacts in water (tap or sterile water). Also, never use a homemade saline solution.
- Do not use saline solution or rewetting drops to disinfect your lenses. They are not disinfectants.
- No matter what type of lens cleaning solution you buy, use a “rub and rinse” cleaning method. Rub your contact lenses with clean fingers, then rinse the lenses with solution before soaking them. Use this method even if the solution you are using is a “no-rub” type.
- Use new solution each time you clean and disinfect your contact lenses. Never reuse or “top off” with old solution. Also, do not pour contact lens solution into a different bottle. The solution will no longer be sterile.
- Rinse your contact lens case with sterile contact lens solution (not tap water). Then leave the empty case open to air dry.
- Keep your contact lens case clean. Replace the case at least every 3 months, or right away if it gets cracked or damaged.
- Contact lenses can warp over time, and your cornea can change shape. To make sure your lenses fit properly, and the prescription is right for you, see your eye doctor regularly.
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*Updated September 2021
The complete guide to use Contact Lenses in 2020
Contact lenses belong to a medical device that requires a prescription, even if they are not for vision correction. So it’s important to wear and care contact lens correctly. When you have an eye exam, your eye care professional will evaluate the health of your eyes and also check for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. While you look at an eye chart, your eye care professional will accurately measure your vision, and, if necessary, determine a prescription for corrective lenses. We will provide you with the basic wearing and care of contact lenses to help you keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. Of course, regular check-ups by professional eye care staff are an important part of wearing contact lenses. We recommend that you always follow the guidance of your eye care professional.
The following is the most complete guide to use Contact Lenses in 2020. Wearing contact lenses is related to the health of our eyes. When you follow these suggestions, you will know how to use Contact Lenses correctly. The article will tell you the important things about how to Take Care Of Contact Lenses you should know.
1.Why important to care contact lenses
2.How to wear contact lenses rightly
3.The basic rules when wearing contact lenses
4.How to take off contact lens
5.Precautions about Wearing Period of contact lens
6.The right step to Clean contact lenses
7.How to Use contact Lens Consecutively
8.Cautions of contact lens care
Why important to Care for Contact Lenses
Color contact lenses can make our eyes more beautiful and full of charm. It is no doubt that colored contact lenses have become the darling of the make-up field, more and more Internet influencer are wear the color contact lenses to get more fans. But many people who wear contact lenses for the first time don’t know how to wear them properly and take care of them, which often leads to bad things. As a starter, We must focus on how to wear contact lenses better and know some basic rules about color contact lenses. When you learn more about contact lenses, you will find that It is not difficult to Care for color contact lenses. How to care about color contacts well to avoid our eyes be irritated or even infected. By this article,you will know how to do. Next, we will tell you How To Take Care Of Colored Contact Lenses step by step.
How to wear contact lenses rightly
Wearing color contact lenses need to follow some steps, from unpacking the package to wearing, we will briefly introduce the steps of wearing contact lenses.
1. Please keep your hands and nails clean before wearing contact lenses. Wash your hands with soap, hand lotion, then Wipe dry with a paper towel or wait for drying.
2. Rinse fingers thoroughly with a multi-purpose contact lens solution. Pike your color lens up and thoroughly rinse each side of it with multipurpose contact lenses solution, by putting some solution on it. NOTICE: Fill your contact lens case with fresh lens solution, and place your lenses in, screw the lid on, and leave your lenses to soak for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
3. Put the lens on the right index finger or your lens application tool.
4. Rinse each lens very thoroughly on both sides with a multi-purpose contact lens solution.
5. Open your eye widely by gently pulling the upper eyelid with the left middle finger and lower eyelid with the left thumb.
6. While looking to the side to expose the maximum white of the eye, place the lens softly on the white of the eye, gently pressing it down to remove any air under the lens.
7. Lift upper eyelid over top of the eye and hold it there while looking side to side, then up and down for 5 seconds. Blink a few times. The lens will have positioned itself in the center of the pupil when you open your eye. If it is not positioned, repeat the previous step. Another version of the guide to wear contact lenses
1.keep your hands and nails clean before wearing contact lenses. Wash your hands clearly
2.Pike your color lens up and thoroughly rinse each side of it with multipurpose contact lenses solution, by putting some solution on it
3. Fill your contact lens case with fresh lens solution, and place your lenses in, screw the lid on, and leave your lenses to soak for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
4. Ok, everything is ready for, now it is to wear your contacts you buy, just rinse each side again and pop them into your eyes.
Notice: You should use fresh lenses solution every time when you need to place your lenses in it. To ask the merchant whether they provide the lens solution. We already know how to wear contact lenses, but we still cannot ignore some basic rules.
The basic rules when wearing contact lenses
- Before wearing contact lenses, please wash your hands and nails and do not touch other things after washing.
- After taking out the contact lens, immerse the lens in the lens box;
- Check the concentration of the contact lens solution once a week at least.
- Pay attention to the expiration time of contact lenses solution and replace it with a new one;
- Contact lenses cases should be replaced regularly (once every 3 months), cleaned with a soft brush or a contact lens cleaner once a week.
- Don’t not wear contact lenses while sleeping;
- Do not use contact lenses with others together.
- Check your eyes before wearing a contact lens. If your eyes become irritated or red after wearing, please stop wearing colored contacts;
- If it is difficult to remove the lens from your eyes, do not use force. Put a few drops of lens solution into the eyes and wipe gently;
- If sand enters, do not rub your eyes. Please remove the lens as soon as possible. You must clean the lens before wearing the lens again.
How to take off contact lens
The step to take off contact lenses
1. Wash hands thoroughly.
2. Rinse fingers thoroughly with a multi-purpose contact lens solution.
3. Slide the lens off of the pupil with the index finger, then grasp it.
-For maximum comfort, daily cleaning should be done. It is recommended to use a protein-removal solution at least once per week for freshness.
– Change the solution in the lens carrying case after each use.
Precautions about Wearing Period of contact lens
We should know the Newly purchased colored contact lenses should be worn progressively over time. For the first day,it is better to wear for two hours only. For the next days, add two hours each regular. This will help you avoid eye strain. We don’t recommend you that wear color contact lenses for eight hours all the time. Additionally, It is also not a good idea for wearing them while you are sleeping. So extended wearing of contact lenses is not recommended because Prolonged wearing of contact lenses will increase the risk of infection and allergies. And it is easier to make your eyes strain. And you should notice that this is forbidden to wear 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, keep your contacts Clean.
The right step to Clean contact lenses
It is essential things to make the Process of Cleaning contact lenses right if you want to care for lenses well. Your contact lenses should be cleaned every two days. Before starting the cleaning process, be sure that your hands are clean and dry . The right cleaning procedures here. 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. After 15 or 20 seconds, then rinse both sides of the lens with the lens 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. because Long fingernails can scratch lenses. Additionally, you must be extra careful when putting on lenses as long fingernails may damage them.
How to Use contact Lens Consecutively
If you need to use your color contact lenses more regularly, like for two or three consecutive days, pick little 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 every day. 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. Conclusion Whether you’re looking for colored contact lenses wholesaler or use it personally to complete a fancy-dress outfit or you’re just looking for something to freshen up your look, we hope these simple steps are helpful for you.
Cautions of contact lens care
· Do not use if the sterile blister packaging is opened or damaged. · Store lenses in multipurpose contact lens solutions. · If sight becomes blurry due to the dry surface of the lens, supplement with lubricating eye drops. · Do not exceed 6 hours of wear per day. · Ensure the lens does not come into contact with soap, shampoo, hair spray, or cosmetics, etc. · Be careful not to damage lenses with fingernails.
We should pay attention to the contact lens care and eye health while we use contact lens to make our eyes beautiful. Hope you find this article helpful. At the same time, it is essential that you follow your eye care professional’s directions and all labeling instructions for proper use of lenses and lens care products. If you just wear contact lenses, this complete guide for contact lenses will help you wear and care your eye well.If you have better suggestions, please contact us.
How to take care of colored lenses
Features of colored contact optics
If you decide to start using colored lenses, you first need to understand how they differ from conventional, transparent vision correction means.
Colored optical products, like all modern lenses, are made of soft polymer materials – hydrogel or silicone hydrogel. With proper care, these materials are safe and comfortable for the eyes, do not provoke irritation or other discomfort.But, unlike transparent models, colored vision correction products have a color layer and a pattern that imitates a natural iris. With these ophthalmic products, you can easily change the natural color of your eyes or hide existing defects in the iris and cornea.
Important features of colored lenses are their opacity (except for the pupillary zone), as well as increased density and thickness compared to transparent models. Colored models allow less oxygen to pass to the cornea, so they should be worn for an even more limited period of time, strictly following the manufacturer’s recommendations.Also, due to their opacity, these products are undesirable to use when driving a car and in other situations where high vision accuracy is required every second.
Some people are convinced that it is much more difficult to use lenses with a coloring component than transparent models of contact optics. In fact, the process of putting on and taking off is practically the same. The difference can only be in the modes of wearing and the period of safe use.As a rule, manufacturers recommend wearing colored models only during the day, not leaving them in front of your eyes overnight, and in less than hours duration than transparent optical products.
In other respects, the use of colored lenses is similar to the use of conventional means of contact correction. The main thing is that the preliminary selection of lenses (it does not matter, with or without diopters) is performed by a competent ophthalmologist, taking into account your anatomical features, visual impairments and other factors.
Proper Care of Colored Daily Lenses
If you generally know how to care for your lenses, you can easily understand how to clean, disinfect and store colored models.
In the care of lenses, the decisive factor is the period of replacement of the optical product. If you have settled on disposable means of contact correction, then you do not even have to think about how to properly care for your lenses. It is enough to wash and dry your hands before putting them on, and after the time of use, simply remove and throw the product into the trash can. When choosing one-day models, you save yourself the need to buy special solutions and containers for storing contact optics, to carry out daily cleaning and disinfection.But you must be prepared for the fact that the financial costs will be higher, since disposable lenses are not cheap.
Secrets to Caring for Scheduled Colored Lenses
Scheduled replacement models with two weeks, monthly or quarterly use will cost an order of magnitude less than disposable lenses, but they require careful regular care, including several mandatory procedures.
- Before removing lenses, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and dry with a lint-free towel.
- With clean hands, remove the lens from your right eye first. Drop two or three drops of the universal solution onto its surface and rub with your fingertips alternately on both surfaces for about half a minute each.
- Rinse the product with a few more drops of the solution and place it in the right compartment of the container. Fill the container with a fresh portion of the cleanser until it covers the entire surface.
- Carry out the same manipulation of the left lens, then close the container lids and leave the optics for complete disinfection for at least four hours.Lenses should be stored in a container with a multifunctional solution even if you do not use them for a long time.
- Lenses should also be worn with clean hands, alternately on the right and left eyes. In addition to taking care of your lenses, you should clean the container daily as it can be a source of infection. To do this, pour out the rest of the multifunctional solution from an empty container, rinse it with a fresh portion of the cleaning agent and leave the lid open to dry thoroughly in the fresh air.It is recommended to replace the container with a new one once every two to three months.
We have listed the main points that include the care of colored lenses. As you can see, it is no different from caring for transparent vision correction products. The main thing is to choose cleaning agents that are approved for use with colored types of contact optics.
We have already talked a little about how to properly store tinted lenses so that they do not get damaged and remain safe – for this you need a special container.It remains to talk about the correct storage of optical products when you do not use them for a long time.
If you do not wear lenses for a week or a whole month, the manufacturers recommend storing optical products during this period in closed containers filled with a multifunctional cleaning solution. The duration of such storage without changing the solution varies from several days to several weeks (detailed rules can be found in the instructions for use of the cleaning agent).
In any case, always consult your doctor before deciding to use ophthalmic vision products or colored contact lens care products.He will select optical products and related products that will be compatible with your eyes, will not cause allergies, irritation and other negative reactions.
How to care for contact lenses
Contact lenses open up new life opportunities for people with visual impairments, in addition, they are aesthetic and comfortable to use. In order for the lenses to be worn safely, and the products themselves serve the period specified by the manufacturer, it is important to take proper care of them.
During the day, microparticles of dust and dirt, bacteria settle on the surface of contact lenses, protein fractions are deposited, which must be removed. These deposits not only reduce the comfort of wearing contact lenses, but also make them unsafe and can lead to the development of eye diseases. Regular cleaning and disinfection of lenses removes up to 90% of bacteria and contaminants from their surface.
Day-to-day care is simple, time-consuming and simplified through the use of multifunctional solutions that provide a versatile environment for cleaning, disinfecting and storing contact lenses.It is necessary to remember some simple rules and follow them in order for the lenses to perform their functions, to be comfortable and safe to wear.
Rules for the care of contact lenses when putting on
- For storing lenses, you should purchase a special container that must be kept clean, otherwise dirt and bacteria from its surface will get into the solution and onto the correction means.
- Discard solution from container after wearing lenses over eyes.
- Rinse container with disinfectant solution.
- Dry the container by placing it upside down on a clean cloth in a ventilated area with low humidity.
- Add fresh solution just before removing the lenses from the eyes. Do not use the solution in the container twice.
Rules for the care of contact lenses when removing
- Before removing lenses from your eyes, wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial, fragrance-free soap, dry with a lint-free towel or dry with an electric dryer.
- Fill the compartments of the container (previously washed and dried) with fresh solution.
- Remove the contact lens from the eye and place it on a clean, dry palm. To avoid confusing the lenses, it is recommended that you always remove and wear lenses with the same eye.
- Place 3-5 drops of solution on the lens.
- Gently wipe the lens surfaces with one finger.
- Rinse the lens by dropping a couple of drops of the solution on it.
- Place the lens in the designated compartment of the solution container.
- Make sure that the lens is completely lowered to the bottom of the container.
- Close the container lid.
- Repeat the same for the other eye.
General advice on the care of contact lenses
- The container and other accessories (tweezers) should be changed regularly, at least once a month or quarter (depending on the type of product and recommendations for use).
- The solution bottle should be kept out of the reach of children.Do not touch the neck of the bottle to any surfaces, and also leave the lid open for a long time – dirt can get into the solution. After using the solution, the cap should be tightened tightly.
- If the solution runs out and is not enough to fill the container, discard it and open a new bottle with the product. It is impossible to mix solutions from different manufacturers.
- Do not use tap water or other unsuitable liquids to care for contact lenses and keep the container clean.Only a special solution ensures high-quality cleaning and disinfection of products, which means that it guarantees their comfortable and safe use. For complete disinfection, the lenses must be in solution for 4 to 8 hours.
On the Optik.by website you can find all the information about the care and wearing of contact lenses, as well as purchase the necessary optical products, solutions and drops that make lens care as easy as possible.
How to store and care for your lenses – storage and care of contact lenses
Is it necessary to say that the process of proper care of soft contact lenses prolongs their wearing period, increases wearing comfort and convenience and directly affects the well-being of the eyes? The answer is obvious.
How to properly care for lenses
Contact lens care includes five steps:
Nowadays, thanks to new technologies, the process of lens care has been greatly simplified. Multifunctional solutions for lenses already contain the necessary additives – copolymers, which gently clean the lens surface from protein deposits, disinfecting additives, for example, polyhexanide, which has bactericidal properties and destroys up to 99% of all bacteria in a few hours.It is enough to remove the lenses at night and place them in a universal solution for 4-6 hours.
How to store lenses: care and storage guidelines
The container for storing contact lenses should always be clean and changed regularly. A replacement container is supplied with most solutions as a gift. You can also purchase a container for storing lenses in our store, separately. Always fill in fresh solution before placing the lenses in the container overnight.Complete cleaning takes place within 6 hours of storage in solution. You can put on the lens directly from the solution in which it was stored. You can also rinse it off with a few drops of fresh solution before putting it on. Pull the lens out of the container carefully, taking care not to damage the moisturizing layer of the solution that has formed overnight. Special tweezers can help you with this, which will not damage the edge of the lens and retain the moisturizing layer of the solution.
For your convenience when traveling, when transporting contact lenses, use special travel kits.The travel kit includes: a small sterile container for solution, a container for lenses and tweezers – all of which are contained in a small box, which is also equipped with a mirror.
Also in our store there are special mechanical cleaning kits. The kit includes a special container in which you place your lenses. Beforehand, a universal solution is poured into the container and an AAA battery is inserted. Then, the device is turned on, which, by mechanical shaking, accelerates the process of cleaning the surface of the contact lens from protein deposits.Tweezers are also included.
Basic rules for wearing colored contact lenses – MKL.ua
Today, colored contact lenses (CKL) are very popular, especially among the beautiful half of humanity. Some girls began to use colored lenses as often as hair dye or decorative cosmetics, because they can so easily make their eyes more expressive. If desired, it is also quite possible to completely change the color of your eyes, and therefore radically change your appearance.So the owners of the darkest iris can easily make it sky blue, and vice versa!
How to choose a lens color?
Colored lenses can be used by both people with normal vision and those who have vision problems. But remember that for people suffering from farsightedness, it will be much more difficult to choose colored contact lenses (CL), since “plus” lenses are much less common and, as a rule, are made to order. But for those who are nearsighted and have good eyesight, manufacturers can offer a wide selection, respectively, of “minus” and “zero” colored contact lenses of various colors and shades.Currently, the leading manufacturers of color CLs offer a wide range of shades and colors for both light and dark eyes. An example is FreshLook ColorBlends, FreshLook Colors and FreshLook Dimensions from the famous American brand ALCON.
When choosing tinted lenses, it is important to know that if you choose a color from a catalog, then as a result you will not always be able to achieve the expected result. This is due to the fact that the color of the iris of the eyes of each person is purely individual, and when added together, the color of the iris and CL together give a predictable, but not always the desired shade.An accurate shade of color can only be achieved by personal fitting.
Fitting colored lenses.
Almost any optics salon provides such a service as lens fitting. The service is free and available to everyone. Choosing the color you need, you can try on several options. Before visiting an optician, it is better to call in advance to clarify the availability of the necessary colors.
Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses?
Many people think that wearing colored contact lenses is harmful to the eyes, but this is not the case.The color component of the lens is inside it and has no points of contact with the cornea of the eye. The perception of the color spectrum in humans is not impaired because in the central part, that is, in the area of the pupil, the CL remains absolutely transparent. The safety of using the TsKL can only depend on the observance of proper care and competent selection, which must necessarily be carried out by an ophthalmologist.
Rules for the care of colored lenses.
Colored contact lenses by the type of material from which they are made are hydrogel.This means that they are well hydrated and very comfortable to wear, but they do not transmit oxygen well enough. For this reason, you should never exceed the allowable time (always indicated by the manufacturer) for wearing during the day. In any case, this time cannot exceed 8 (eight) hours per day. Sleeping in colored contact lenses is strictly prohibited.
To keep your eyes more comfortable, always use moisturizing drops. For cleaning and storage, use contact lens solutions or peroxide cleaning systems for CL.
It is strictly forbidden to allow other people to use your lenses, as they are the subject of your personal toilet and require strict adherence to hygiene rules.
Specific features of colored lenses.
Plan in advance to change the color of your eyes for any important event. At the first dressing, the eyes must undergo adaptation. Initially, there may be some “haze” and discomfort. You should not be afraid, a few days will pass and your eyes will get used to it.Remember, the light sensitivity of the eyes decreases in the evening. The darker it gets outside, the more the pupil dilates. At the same time, the pupil, which has increased under twilight conditions, begins to capture the colored part of the CL, which leads to a deterioration in vision. It is important to remember this, first of all, for those who may need to get behind the wheel of a car.
Rules for the care of contact lenses
In order for your eyes to feel comfortable in contact lenses, you need to take proper care of them.The only maintenance-free look is the daily wear lenses.
It is important to clean the lenses from various types of deposits that accumulate on them during wear. If this is not done, then there is a high probability of occurrence of infectious eye diseases.
To care for contact lenses, you need a multifunctional solution, it performs several functions at once: cleansing, moisturizing and disinfecting. The care scheme is very simple:
- remove contact lenses,
- pour a multifunctional solution into the container,
- put the lenses there, and after 6 hours in the solution, they become clean, disinfected and moisturized.
Remember that a fresh portion of the solution must be poured into the container before each placing of the contact lenses. If you do not wear contact vision correction products for a long time, then store them in a container with a solution, while changing the solution once a week. The container must be kept clean: rinse it with a multifunctional solution and dry it outdoors, and do not forget to replace it with a new one at least once a month.
In addition to multifunctional solutions for cleaning contact lenses, enzyme tablets are used.They dissolve in solutions for deep cleaning and removal of deposits from contact lenses. Your ophthalmologist will tell you how often you use enzyme tablets.
And a few more important points in leaving:
- always wash your hands before removing contact lenses and placing them in solution;
- in order to put or take them out of the container, use special tweezers with soft tips, so they cannot break;
- never use plain water to wash the lenses – there is a high risk of infection;
- caring for colored models is no different from caring for ordinary ones.
90,000 Colored diopter lenses for better vision!
Colored diopter lenses have two functions: they correct vision and allow you to change the color or shade of the eyes, making your image more vivid.
Colored contact lenses are ideal if you want to make a difference in your look: nevertheless, consult an ophthalmologist before purchasing these lenses!
Assortment of colored lenses with diopters
The network of opticians “Doctor Lens” offers a wide selection of colored contact lenses with diopters, but warns that independent selection of contact lenses is undesirable: entrust the health of your eyes to professionals.Experienced specialists of the Doctor Lens network of optics salons will consult and help you make the right choice, give advice on the use, storage and care of contact lenses.
Color contact lenses with diopters are of several types:
- Tinted: Ideal if you are satisfied with the natural color of your eyes, but you want to add a deeper and more vibrant look. It should be borne in mind that not all colors can “overlap” dark eyes, rather than light ones.Also, beauty lenses give the eyes a healthy glow and shine.
- Colored: the choice for those who want a radical change. Bright and saturated colors well overlap dark and light shades of the eyes and noticeably change their own eye color.
Are you just thinking about buying colored contact lenses?
If you are not ready for drastic changes or do not know what exactly you want, consult an ophthalmologist: the doctor will give you his recommendations, and you can also try on colored lenses in the office.If, according to indications, you can wear colored contact lenses, we recommend that you purchase lenses of daily replacement: it is safe for the health of your eyes, because every time you put on a fresh pair, and these lenses are ideal for you to change your eye color for a theme party, holiday or special occasion.
Long-term colored contact lenses require more careful care: using a fresh container and solution, as well as attention to the wearing period, because if you do not use colored lenses often, the shelf life may expire imperceptibly.Daily replacement lenses may be much more economical.
Change your image and give yourself excellent eyesight! Choose colored contact lenses together with the Doctor Lens network of opticians!
90,000 How to properly care for contact lenses
Maintaining hygiene when using contact lenses ensures eye health, clear vision and comfort. It is important to know the rules of care in order to avoid unpleasant and dangerous complications, infections and irritation.
Why is contact lens care so important
A very important rule is that contact lenses cannot be worn longer than the prescribed period, they must be replaced with a new pair in time.
If these are lenses of long replacement periods that are worn only during the day (except for lenses that can be worn without taking off at night), then in the evening they must be placed in a container with a fresh portion of the cleaning solution. This is the only way to protect your eyes from unpleasant consequences.
As convenient and effective as they are, it is still a foreign body. Even modern, biocompatible materials, cause a reaction from the eyes – release of proteins . These proteins come from the tear fluid or are a product of foreign body defense. Over time, they accumulate on the surface of the lens.
The less resistant its material to protein deposits, the more often they need to be removed. If the surface is not cleaned in time, an allergic reaction or a dangerous eye infection may develop.Protein deposits and impurities also clog the pores, interfere with the flow of oxygen to the cornea of the eye, reduce visibility and cause severe discomfort.
Deposits must be removed every day. This is done chemically, using special solutions, in which the lenses are placed during storage. They remove up to 90% of deposits and impurities, cleanse, disinfect, moisten and moisturize.
Rules for the care of contact lenses
Maintaining hygiene is easy.You just need to remember and follow simple rules:
- Observe cleanliness – the lenses should not be touched with dirty hands, and the tweezers, container, cap and spout of the solution bottle should not touch dirty surfaces.
- Study the instructions, find out how long you can wear a particular brand without taking off, whether you can sleep in them, whether you need to take off at night. For daytime wear, be sure to remove the lenses at night and clean them.
- Do not over-wear the lenses, observe the replacement period.This is not a marketing gimmick, but strict vision preservation guidelines. Memorize or put a mark on the box, enter a reminder in your mobile phone to start wearing. If you cannot remember the exact date and there is a risk of prolongation, it is better to replace the lenses.
- Buy special accessories – tweezers, container, multifunctional solution. For each new pair, it is advisable to use a new container and tweezers.
- Do not confuse the compartments for the right and left lenses in the container – each eye has its own microflora, they should not be mixed with each other.Moreover, if different eyes have different vision parameters.
- Do not swim or shower in contact lenses, they should not come into contact with water, because dangerous microorganisms can settle on them.
Daily contact lenses are the most hygienic. Every day you put on a fresh and clean pair and throw it away in the evening after taking it off. During the day, protein and lipid deposits and pollution do not have time to form on them. The vision in them is as clear as possible, and the comfort is the highest.
But remember that they must be thrown away in the evening after removal, you cannot wear them for more than one day, since the material is not designed for this. Wearing daily lenses for more than 1 day can be dangerous.
If you choose contact lenses with a longer planned replacement period, for example, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly, then you definitely need a multi-purpose solution – a special liquid for storing and cleaning them.He will carry out all the care tasks at once:
- Removal of deposits;
- Cleaning from dirt, dust, foreign particles;
How to choose a solution
The choice depends on the lens material. Most modern multifunctional solutions are suitable for all types. But when buying, ask a specialist if a particular brand is suitable for hydrogel or silicone hydrogel lenses, depending on what you are wearing.
Rules for the use of solutions
- Always read the instructions for use carefully.
- As a rule, the shelf life after opening the package is 3 – 4 months. Do not use it after this period, the liquid may become ineffective or even dangerous.
- Do not touch any foreign surfaces with the cap and neck of the bottle, and always close the cap tightly after use.
If you experience any discomfort, see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible.