New users may experience some discomfort when they first put in colored contact lenses. Most eyes need a little time to adjust to the sensation of wearing lenses. New lens wearers sometimes experience tearing, redness, sensitivity to light, itchiness, increased blinking, and movement of the lens. As your eyes become accustom to the lenses these symptoms will fade.
Follow our handy wear and care guides to keep your eyes safe and healthy while they become accustom to your new lenses.
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- Step by step instructions on how to disinfect, insert, remove, clean and store your colored contacts.
A word of caution on wearing colored contacts:
- Lens wear schedule for first time wearers, and healthy lens wear guidelines.
Color contact lenses should not be worn for extended periods of time, usually no more than 8 hours at a time or as recommended by your eye doctor. Because they are slightly thicker than regular contacts, not as much oxygen is able to penetrate the lens and reach your eye. Lenses worn for long periods of time will cause your eyes to become red and irritated. Most people report that they are comfortable if worn for less than 8 hours at a time. If you have very sensitive eyes, you might feel some irritation and discomfort during shorter wear periods.
* These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only. Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your color contacts.
Article ID: 24, Created On: 8/1/2011, Modified: 2/5/2013