Color contact lenses are safe and easy to wear. It is however important to use and clean them correctly, in order to prevent eye irritation. Fortunately contact lenses are easy to take care of and this page will show you how. The majority of discomfort caused by contact lenses is in fact due to improper cleaning. As long as you keep your lenses clean and follow the manufacturer's instructions, color contact lenses are safe and comfortable to wear.
Using Our Contact Lenses
Maintaining good hygiene is essential when wearing contact lenses, Improperly cleaned contact lenses can introduce bacteria to your eyes, leading to irritation. Clean your lenses before and after wearing and cease wearing if you experience any discomfort. If the discomfort persists, consult an optician.
Our color contact lenses are designed for healthy eyes. You should not wear our contact lenses if you are suffering from any eye-related illness or complaint. If in doubt, please consult your optician.
How To Put In Contact Lenses
To insert your color contact lenses, follow these simple steps. You will need a mirror, tissues, contact lens solution and your contact lenses.
Wash your hands.
Remove the first lens from its packaging and place in the palm of your hand.
Add a few drops of lens solution to the contact lens and gently rub the lens in the solution.
Check that the lens is clean. If not, repeat step 3.
Place the lens on the tip of your index finger with the printed side of the lens facing downwards. The lens should appear smoothly curved, not bent or rigid.
Use a tissue to dry the eye area and your other fingertips.
Use your other fingers to pull your upper eyelid up and your lower eyelid down.
Looking directly ahead, place the lens onto the centre of your eye. You should feel the lens touch and settle on your eye.
Release your eyelids and look to the left and right. Blink a couple of times and look in the mirror. The lens should be in the centre of your eye, over the iris.
Repeat with the second lens and other eye.
How To Remove Contact Lenses
Removing your contact lenses is very easy, but it is important to clean and store your lenses correctly after wearing. To do so, follow these simple instructions. You will need a clean contact lens case and contact lens solution.
Wash your hands.
Open your eye wide and look straight ahead - pull back the eyelid a little.
Place your index finger on lens and move it towards the outer corner of your eye. As you do so, gently pick up the lens using a "pinching" action with your finger and thumb. The lens should come away easily. If it does not, take a deep breath, blink a few times and try again.
Place the lens in the palm of your hand and add a little lens solution to it.
Gently rub the lens in the solution. It should appear clean. If not, repeat.
Place the lens in the contact lens case and repeat with the other lens.
Fill the case with solution before closing
Every contact lens has a "life span". This is how long you can keep the lens after opening it. The lens can be worn repeatedly, but must be discarded when its life span ends.
Color Contact Lens Safety Tips
Check your lenses before and after use to ensure that they are clean and undamaged. Discard damaged lenses immediately.
Never wear a damaged or dirty contact lens.
Only wear contact lenses for the duration of their life span. Discard once the life span ends.
Check the expiry date before opening. Never use expired lenses.
Check the lens packaging before opening. If the packaging is open or damaged, do not wear the lenses.
Clean contact lenses before and after wearing.
Store in a clean contact lens case Ð use a new case for each new pair of lenses.
Use only contact lens solution to clean your lenses. Never use water on contact lenses, as this will damage them.
Never share contact lenses with someone else.
You can wear color contact lenses for up to 8 hours at a time. Wearing them for longer may lead to irritation.
Wearing contact lenses while not properly hydrated may lead to discomfort. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol.