Although our colored contacts are sterile and shipped factory
sealed, failure to use the recommended solutions properly or to use good
hygiene could result in an eye infection especially if you wear the lenses
Never open the contact lens containers until you have the correct solutions (see #2 below) and a clean storage case to use.
Do not share your contacts with anyone else
or use their contact lens otherwise you may get an eye infection..
When you buy contact lenses online, we recommend the following
Before handling your colored
contacts you must first wash your hands, and then clean
and disinfect your colored contact lenses each time you
remove them from your eyes. Rather than just topping off
the storage solution, better to replace the solution completely
with fresh sterilizing storage solution each time you store
the lenses. Never substitute tap water for the storage
solution because it would not be sterile or safe. Remember
to clean out the lens case at least once a week and leave
it open to air dry prior to replacing the storage solution.
Replace the lens case every few months especially if your
present contact lens case is becoming dirty. Rinse off
and sterilize the contact lenses if they touch anything
but a clean lens case, your clean fingers and your healthy
eyes. This is proper and good hygiene and will help to
prevent eye infections.
We recommend that you
clean, rinse, disinfect and soak your colored contact lenses
with either Alcon's "OPTIFREE REPLENISH" multipurpose
solution or Ciba Vision's "AQUIFY" multipurpose
solution, to maintain sterility when not wearing your contact
lenses. You can usually obtain these solutions at your
major grocery store or local drug store.
Should either of your eyes starts to
bother you more than the other, put the right lens on the
left eye and the left lens on the right eye for just a few
minutes, to determine if the contact lens is defective, or
if your eye is getting irritated and sore from over-wearing
the contact lenses. Should the same eye continue to bother
you, after the switch, you are probably over-wearing your
contact lens and you need to give your eyes a rest. Should
the opposite eye start to bother you, it is probably something
that is wrong with that particular contact lens. First make
sure that the contact lens is not inside out. Then clean
your lenses, and if cleaning them doesn't seem to help, the
contact-lens will probably need to be replaced and then worn
on the proper eye.
NOTICE: Don't wear your contact
lenses if they make your eyes start to hurt, if your
vision blurs, if your eyes get red, or if your eyes get
sensitive to light. You will need to obtain
professional care immediately, if you stop wearing the contact-lenses
they bother you, and then your eyes fail to improve.
You might be getting an eye infection that will require treatment
your eyes are getting a pussy discharge which can become
Put your contact lenses on before applying make-up
but after using hair spray and never wear contact lenses while swimming
because you can loose them.
Not blinking enough is the cause
of most wearing problems because it causes dirty and/or dry contact-lenses
Try to blink more and clean your lenses when they are removed from
your eyes or at least once a week especially if you sleep in your
contact lenses. Another common reason is wearing contact lenses that
are damaged or worn out and needing to be replaced. Because soft contacts
are delicate and tear easily they must be handled carefully.
If you notice a slight blur to
the periphery when you first start wearing colored contacts this
is normal and is caused by the opaque colors in the contact lens.
The FDA and the manufacturer of our
contact lenses have approved sleeping in these lenses for up to a
week at a time. Most eye doctors believe that it is a lot safer and
better not to sleep in their contact-lenses. They feel that the rate
of complications such as infected or red eyes is less than 1/10 of
those that wear their lenses when sleeping. That's why we recommend
that you do not sleep wearing your contacts. During the day it should
be safe to take a short nap with the lenses on, but play it safe and
take off the contact lenses before you go to sleep at night.