Regular wearers of prescription contact lenses have probably either researched already or experienced first hand all you need to know about wearing contact lenses, but as cosmetic contact lenses are much less frequently worn, wearers and especially potential wearers of colored contacts (who haven’t indulged as yet) undoubtedly have a whole load questions they’d like to know the answers to before investing in their first colored lenses. We have already covered the top 10 questions asked about contact lenses but there are still a few other questions many people ask which we will endeavour to answer below.
Can I Wear Contact Lenses While Playing Sports?
Yes, absolutely, and sports vision specialists recommend them as the ideal option for correcting the vision of athletes while they perform as they do not obstruct your view like the frames of spectacles will. It should be noted though that this is only for dry or on-land sports. You should never wear contact lenses during any water-based activity.
Can I Use Tap Water to Clean Contact Lenses?
No, never. There are microbes in all water whether it’s from a tap, a swimming pool or a lake. These microbes can survive on the contact lens and infect your eye, leading to inflammation. Only ever use the correct contact lens cleaning solution to clean your lenses.
How Many Times Can You Wear Cosmetic Contact Lenses?
The colored contact lenses available in You Know It store will last around 90 days or less (please check information) once they are opened and you can get many multiple wears out of them during this time. However, you must care for them correctly by removing them with clean hands and storing them in the storage case along with the cleaning solution. All contact lenses are delicate and can be damaged easily, and any scratches or debris on the lens can irritate your eye.
Can Contact Lenses Damage My Eye?
Contact lenses can only damage your eyes if they are damaged themselves. If they are not cleaned correctly and pick up dust particles or scratches on their surface, then this damage to the lens can then irritate your eye. Eye infections are also not directly caused by lenses, but by any viral microbes that the lens acquires by being mistreated, such as being washed in tap water or being worn while swimming.
Can I Sleep Wearing Contact Lenses?
No, you definitely should not sleep wearing colored lenses. There are some prescription contacts which can be worn while sleeping, but it is generally advised to always remove them before bed. With cosmetic lenses, they are generally to be worn for up to eight hours only at any one time.
Can a Contact Lens Get Lost Behind the Eye?
No, absolutely not. It’s utterly impossible because there is a thin membrane which sits in front of the actual eyeball and is connected to both your eyelids, and the contact lens sits upon this membrane.
How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Wearing Contact Lenses?
This depends entirely on the sensitivity of your eyes. Some people get used to them almost immediately, while other people might take a while to adjust to wearing them. It’s a good idea to get some eye drops for when you first try wearing cosmetic lenses, as keeping your eyes moist will make it much easier.
What Different Kinds of Contact Lenses are Available?
In the wider world of contact lenses, there are several kinds with the main two being soft lenses and Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP). The RGPs are used most often in prescription lenses intended to be worn regularly for a long time, while the soft lens material is most frequently used for cosmetic lenses such as those available in our online colored contact lens store.
How Many People Wear Contact Lenses?
According to the Contact Lens Spectrum’s Annual Report on Contact Lenses, there are an estimated 37 million people who wear contact lenses in the United States of America alone.
Do Colored Contact Lenses Look Natural?
Yes and no, as obviously you are not going to look natural while wearing bright yellow contact lenses (very cool, but not natural). There are, however, a huge amount of naturally colored lenses which people can use to turn their blue eyes brown or their brown eyes blue (or green or hazel). The manufacturing technology for making cosmetic lenses has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past decade, so if you want to change your eye color without anyone but your close friends and family noticing, then you really can.