Fashion contact lenses
can be bought from any specialized shop, or they can be ordered
online, with no requirements for medical prescription. It is normal, as
such lenses don't have refractive power. All they do is to change the
color of your eyes. Nevertheless, there are a few rules you need to
obey, if you want to enjoy your cosmetic contacts without any unpleasant
side effects such as eye irritation, redness, itch, or even more severe
How to Correctly Fit Your Fashion Contact Lenses
First of all, you need to wash your hands very well. There are two hidden dangers in dirty hands:
- you can contaminate the lens with germs which will make your eyes ill by infecting them
- you can introduce very small fragments of debris that can seriously harm
your eyes if they get caught between the lens and the cornea
Usually, contact lenses are delivered in transparent boxes, so you can see what
you've ordered. A visual inspection before opening the box is more than
welcome, because in this way you can spot any damage that may have
occurred during transportation. If you notice anything unusual, you can
return them to the merchant and ask for a new set.
Open your pack
and take the contact lenses one at a time, with great care, as they are
very soft and fragile and may get damaged if you apply too much
pressure on them. Place the lens of your fingertip, with the part that
is supposed to get in contact with the eye up. The lens will have the
shape of a cup. If you notice irregularities, don't apply the contacts
on your eyes, as it is probably something wrong with them. This is not a
joke and it should be taken very seriously, because it is very easy to
get your cornea scratched or otherwise injured, so you could become
With your other hand, you hold your eyelids open
using your index and middle finger. Gently place the lens on the eye
and make sure you don't blink while doing this.
Now you can
release your eyelids, then blink slowly until you feel the lens has been
settled in the right position. It shouldn't embarrass you at all, it
should feel like the natural eye surface.
If everything is OK, proceed to applying the second lens.
case this is your first time of wearing contact lenses, you may feel
them for a while, before getting used to them. The discomfort should
pass away in less than 10 minutes. If it doesn't, remove the lenses and
see an ophthalmologist, as you may be suffering from some eye condition
without knowing it.
How to Remove Contact Lenses
Although removal of the contacts seems rather impossible at the first attempt,
it is in fact very simple. All you need to do is look upwards, firmly
hold your lower lid down, grab the lens with two fingers (index and
thumb), then squeeze it gently and pull it off the eye.
It is not
complicated, but if you fear you may fail in doing it, you can ask your
doctor for support for the first time you do the operation. Most
doctors are nice enough to help their patients, even in such non-medical
The most encountered side effects of wearing fashion
contact lenses usually occur because of the improper manipulation.
Either you put them on with dirty hands, or you didn't look well and you
put on the eye a lens which was broken or otherwise damaged, or you
didn't store the lenses correctly after use. You should always follow
the storage instructions that come with your lenses order.