Contact lenses have become a hugely popular eye accessory. These lenses are sold in large numbers all over the world to people across various age groups and are used for correcting vision as well as for cosmetic purposes. Though millions of people buy these lenses only a few of them are able to use them well. It is highly recommended that you learn how to use the lenses and the precautions that you need to take while handling them. Here are a few precautionary measures that will help you prevent damage to the contact lenses as well as to the eyes. Irrespective of whether you are using the biweekly disposables such as Acuvue Oasys or daily disposable Proclear contact lenses from Copper Vision, adhering to these measures will prove to be very beneficial.
The primary precautionary measure is to ensure that you hold the Acuvue Oasys lenses the right side up and by the tip of your finger before you insert them into the eye. Even if you are in a tearing hurry, it is imperative to take this measure to prevent eye irritation and damage to the lens. When you hold the lens by the tip of your finger, make sure that it forms a perfect “U” without the edges curving outwards. This indicates that you are holding it the right way and you can proceed to insert it into the eyes. Once you have finished inserting the lens, ensure that you release the lower eyelid first, followed by the upper eyelid. Keep your eyes closed for a few seconds before you start blinking again.
Another precautionary measure to take is to insert the lens before applying any makeup. Irrespective of whether you intend to purely highlight your eyes with makeup or apply makeup for your face, it is important to ensure that you insert the Acuvue Oasys, Proclear contact lenses or the other lenses gently. Close your eyes when you apply makeup. If you use contact lenses, it is highly advisable that you use cream based makeup products instead of powder based equivalents. This is because the chances of the fine dust from the makeup getting into your eyes and irritating the lens is quite significant if you use powder based foundation and eye makeup.
Washing your hands thoroughly and drying them using a cotton towel instead of tissue papers is another relevant precautionary measure. This is something that should be done while inserting and removing the lens. This will prevent the fine dust and tiny debris from the finger and the hands from settling on to the biweekly disposable Acuvue Oasys or reusable Proclear contact lenses. If you are unsure about the presence of tiny dust particles on the lenses either before inserting or after removing them from the eyes, it is always recommended that you wash them well with a disinfectant solution specially designed for the lens. If you have long and sharp nails, you might want to consider using the plunger, which is a small device that helps you to remove lenses from the eyes without causing any damage to them.