Are Coloured Contact Lenses Safe?
Safety and health of eyes is very important, therefore before using anything on your eye such as coloured contact lenses, it is suggested that you take professional guidance too to the best option that fits your eye. Coloured contact lenses are however safe to wear if you follow the proper instruction about how to put them on, store them and take them off. Moreover, you have to ensure that the colour you choose to wear must suit your wearing schedule for safety and comfort.
Is it okay to sleep with my coloured lenses on?
You must seek professional guidance from your doctor as it depends upon the type of lens you are wearing. However, it is always suggested that you take the coloured lenses off before going to sleep.
What will happen if I wear coloured lenses for a longer time than suggested?
Deposits of calcium and protein develop on the surface of the lens from the first wear, which then reduces the transmission of oxygen into the cornea. Cornea of the eyes needs sufficient amount of oxygen to stay healthy. When the cornea faces oxygen reduction, the blood vessels start to grow from the surrounding tissues. This could lead towards bacterial infection in the cornea and affect the vision. To prevent such a problem, always wear lenses as per your professional’s recommendation.
Can kids wear coloured contact lenses?
Before it was told that kids should not wear coloured contact lenses till, they are mature enough. However, with the disposable-coloured contact lenses, it has become very common at every age. If they are looking after the hygiene and taking care of them properly then there is no issue in kids wearing the coloured lenses. Whether it is for sport or aesthetic must make sure that the medical expert confirms the type of lens that might suit your child.
What type of coloured lens should I wear?
When you want to wear contact lenses, think when and where you are going. If it is any special occasion or party, you can select the coloured contact lens accordingly or you can always ask an expert to guide you.
How to remove the lens if it gets stuck or lost in the eye?
Contact lenses never go lost inside your eye. The eyes is structured in a way that the lens doesn’t go behind the eye. If the soft lens is stuck in your eye, then you need to:
• Clean your hands and dry them
• Rinse eye with sterile lens or saline solution
• Close your eye and massage the upper lid gently
• If the lens doesn’t come out, repeat the procedure until you feel the lens move. You can then take it out normally.