Colored contacts can change your look in an instant. However, if you don’t care for them properly, you could end up with irritated or even infected eyes. Here is what you can do to prevent that from happening.
Use the right contact lens solution: Manufacturers make specific lens cleaning solutions for their products. For example, the solution required for soft and hard contact lenses is different. Make sure you buy the correct brand and product. Do not use normal saline or a homemade cleaning solution. Avoid the use of saliva to cleanse or handle your lenses. We also absolutely do not recommend reusing lens solution or topping up an old solution with fresh solution. Ensure the lens solution is replaced every six months and do not use the expired liquid.
Rub vs. No-rub: The choice is yours, but no-rub solutions are the best as it reduces your work. The soaking solution also ensures that accumulated deposits are dissolved quickly. Rubbing solutions are great as well, however, these solutions can change the lens color.
Buy the right cleansing product: Apart from a good cleaning solution, you should also protein removal tablets. Also called enzyme cleansers, these tablets will ensure that the soft contact lenses are free of deposits with the same vivid color.
Invest in a good contact lens case: Use screw-down lids as it will prevent the lens solution from leaking. Snap cover cases are also available, but they tend to leak. No matter what case you buy, make sure you clean it every week with soap and water. Turn the case over and let it dry naturally before using it. Invest in 2-3 lens cases in case you misplace one or to carry while traveling. You will also find pretty cases that also contain space for a small bottle of cleaning solution and enzyme removal tablets. These are perfect for traveling and easily available.
Wash your hands: Before handling your lenses, make sure you wash your hands with soap and water. Use a lint-free towel to dry your hands before handling your lenses.
Disposable vs. long-term lenses: Depending on the product, these lenses have a specific lifespan. Use the product only as recommended and do not use old lenses without having completed an eye checkup.
We hope that these few tips will help you care for your Colored contacts correctly. For more information, please do write into us and we’ll be glad to answer all of your questions.