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Daily Glamour: Navigating the Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Colored Contacts

Mar 08,2024 | Enrico

Things You Can Do While Wearing Contacts
Jogging
Contacts are perfect for runners. They provide clear vision, do not fog up, and stay in place without slipping during physical activities like jogging. However, it's advisable to remove contacts after your jog to allow your eyes to breathe and prevent any potential irritation or infection.

Crying
It is okay to cry with contact lenses in. Crying won't harm your eyes or the lenses, but it may cause some temporary vision issues due to extra tears leaving deposits on the lenses. If you experience cloudy vision after crying, gently clean your contacts to remove any deposits for clearer vision.

Wearing Both Eye Contacts and Glasses at the Same Time
While it's possible to wear both glasses and contact lenses together, it's not a common practice for most people. The suitability of this approach depends on your specific visual needs. Some individuals may opt to wear contacts for distance vision and glasses for near-vision tasks, especially if they have different refractive errors for each eye or require separate corrections for various activities. However, it's essential to consult with an eye care professional to determine the most appropriate solution for your unique vision requirements and ensure proper eye health.

Dos of Wearing Colored Contacts:
 Choose the correct contact size.
 Take regular eye exams. 
 Use contact solution to maintain your contacts.
 Wash your hands before handling your contacts.
The advised wearing schedule for contact lenses is a maximum of 8 hours per day.
Replace your contacts on time.
Use contacts Eye Drops for re-wetting contact lenses if you have symptoms of lens dryness.
Purchase contact lenses only with a valid prescription. 

Activities That You Should Not Do When Wearing Contacts
Washing Face
Washing your face with contact lenses in is not recommended as it can lead to serious eye infections and corneal abrasions. Contact lenses should be kept away from tap water or non-sterile solutions. There is a risk of infection due to bacteria in water sources that can lead to severe eye problems.

Showering
It is not supposed to do so. Shower water can cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell, stick to the eye, and potentially lead to discomfort or corneal scratches, increasing the risk of infections. It's best to remove your contacts before showering to avoid these issues and store them in fresh contact lens solution until you're done.

Swimming
Swimming while wearing contact lenses can lead to reduced oxygen supply to the eyes, increase the risk of eye infections, and cause discomfort. It is advisable to avoid wearing contacts while swimming, as pool and natural water sources may contain bacteria and other contaminants that could lead to eye infections. Swimming with contact lenses is not recommended due to the potential presence of harmful microorganisms in the water.

Sleeping
It's not a good idea to snooze with your colored contact lenses on. Because it can mess with the oxygen getting to your eyes, up your chances of eye infections, and make you feel uncomfortable when you wake up. Even if some contacts are ok for wearing longer, it's safer to take them out before hitting the hay. If you accidentally crash out with your colored lenses, take them out as soon as you wake up, use some eye drops if needed, and give your eyes a break for the day.

Layering Contacts
Wearing colored contacts over prescription lenses, known as layering contact lenses, is not advised. This practice can cause discomfort, blurred vision, and potential eye damage. It may alter the fit of the prescription lens, restrict oxygen flow to the cornea, and disrupt proper vision correction due to the movement of layered lenses.

Wearing Colored Lenses After Makeup
It's usually better to put in your colored contact lenses before you do your makeup. This way, you can apply your makeup without accidentally messing up your lenses. After you've got your lenses in, then do your makeup to make sure it doesn't cause any issues with how your lenses fit or feel. When removing your makeup, be sure that you wash and dry your hands. Once you have done this, remove your contact lenses first and then remove your makeup.

Why Is It Impossible for a Contact Lens to Get Lost Behind the Eye Ball?
Remain calm if you think a contact lens is lost behind your eye; it cannot actually get lost there, because the inner surface of the eyelids has a continuous lining called the conjunctiva that extends from the eyelids to the eyeball, preventing anything from getting behind the eye and becoming trapped there.

The lens will typically move back into view on its own. If it doesn't, try using rewetting drops or saline solution, then look up, down and from side to side to attempt to move the lens and softly move your finger over your eyelids around the socket of the eye to help reposition the lens.

What If My Eye Feels Uncomfortable?
If you experience unusual pain, stinging, redness, blurred vision, discharge, or light sensitivity while wearing contact lenses, it is important to remove them promptly. Contact lens discomfort can have various causes, so if you notice any of these symptoms, it is better to take out your lenses immediately. Additionally, if the lens is damaged, refrain from reinserting it to prevent further irritation or complications.

Don'ts of Wearing Colored Contacts:
 Don't sleep with lenses in.
 Avoid wearing contacts for an extended period.
 Avoid swimming, bathing, or getting into water while wearing lenses.
 Avoid intense sports while wearing lenses.
 Don't wear lenses while cooking.
 Avoid wearing lenses when you have a cold or eye condition.
 Tap water should not be used for rinsing or storing lenses.
 Avoid nighttime or long-distance driving with lenses.
 Refrain from rubbing your eyes while wearing lenses.
 Prevent makeup from touching the lenses.
 Do not use saliva to moisten your lenses.
 Avoid chemical exposure while wearing lenses.
 Don't wear lenses in dusty or smoky environments.
 Don't layer your contacts.
 Refrain from using eye drops without professional advice.

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