One of the most in-style and fashion forward items that people are going gaga over is colored contact lenses. These fun and stylish lenses are no longer just for prescription; even those who don’t need prescription lenses can get their own pair and have fun changing their eye color just to jazz up their looks. The good thing about all of this is that colored contact lenses being used for fashion are safe and easy to use, so there’s really no need to worry about anything even if you’re wearing non-prescription contact lenses.
One of the most important things, however, when using colored contact lenses is lens care. Just because your lenses are non-prescription doesn’t mean that they should be taken care of any less. Taking proper care of your lenses will ensure that they stay soft, clean, and will last and look better longer. If you neglect to take care of your contact lenses, they can collect bacteria and other germs which can lead to eye irritations so it’s important to take care of your lenses properly.
Dirt and bacteria build up that is caught in your colored contact lens may lead to serious eye irritations or infections. In order to prevent this from happening, store your lenses properly in a clean case and rinse them in contact lens solution. Because the lens comes in direct contact with your eye and eye fluids, rinsing them in solution is recommended before and after you wear them.
When cleaning or rinsing your contact lenses, never wipe them dry with anything as this can cause tears in the lens. Leave them in the solution. Also, do not use water for cleaning or rinsing your colored contact lenses as this will cause damage to your lenses.
When buying fashion colored contact lenses, you will most probably receive them in either blister packs or sealed glass vials. This keeps them hygienic and protected. When taking them out of the wrapper or casing, transfer the lens (and some of the fluid) immediately into your contact lens case.
When you’re done using your colored contact lenses for the day, store them back in its case with enough contact lens solution to clean out any bacteria or dirt. Always check your lenses for any tears or damage before storing them. It is also important to keep the lenses away from heat and kept at room temperature in order not to create damage to your lenses.
Your fashion accessories will go a long way with the proper care. Just like jewelry, contact lenses need proper cleaning and care in order to look better and last longer. Take a little time and effort to care for your lenses and you’ll be rewarded with weeks and weeks of fashion.