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Solutions for Discomfort & Irritation When Wearing Colored Contacts
When wearing any type of contact lens, contact lens discomfort and irritation can occur. Even if you wear colored contact lenses on a regular basis, you may experience some unexpected discomfort while wearing them.
The most common cause of pain or burning sensation while wearing color contact lenses is that they have been contaminated in some way after being opened or have not been properly cleaned. Other causes may include overly sensitive eyes that react more readily to new contact lens materials or solution brands.
Contact lens allergies have several causes
In this blog post, we'll look at the reasons why your contact lenses may feel uncomfortable.
- Is the contact lens solution properly prepared?
- Are your contact lenses damaged or torn as a result of an accident?
- Have your contact lenses been properly fitted?
- Are your eyes especially sensitive in these conditions?
The first and most important tip for dealing with contact lens discomfort is to remove your contact lenses as soon as possible. This may seem obvious, but wearing them for an extended period of time to see if the irritation goes away may cause unnecessary damage to your eyes.
Is the contact lens solution properly prepared?
When people wear their contact lenses without being properly prepared, they may experience contact lens discomfort. Contact lenses must be soaked in contact lens solution after being removed from the package. The pH of the lenses will be adjusted to better suit your eyes, and the sterile solution in the lens package will be neutralized. This will also slightly soften them. Please see our complete contact lens preparation guide.
When preparing and handling contact lenses, always wash your hands with unscented soap. Unwashed hands can contaminate your lenses, making them uncomfortable to wear.
Are your contact lenses damaged or torn as a result of an accident?
Because contact lenses are delicate and thin, mishandling them can easily result in tears, weeping, or unnecessary damage. These irregularities can cause pain when wearing the lenses, so always check them thoroughly before inserting them. If the lenses are not properly cleaned, a buildup of residue may occur, causing discomfort or a burning sensation.
We always advise customers to inspect their contact lenses before taking them out of the package. If you notice any damage before unpacking, contact customer service right away.
Have your contact lenses been properly fitted?
Because our eyes are all different shapes and sizes, there will never be a one-size-fits-all contact lens. We always advise clients to consult their optometrist for contact lens advice, as they can determine whether your eyes are suitable for colored contact lenses. It is possible that some discomfort will occur if the contact lens size does not match your eye size.
Because the prescription of the lens worn may not match both eyes, this is a common cause of irritation in one of the user's eyes. If this is the case, you may encounter issues such as the lenses slipping out of position.
Are your eyes especially sensitive in these conditions?
Your eyes can react to environmental conditions such as extra dust or pollen. Wearing contact lenses can make this worse because some allergens can stick to the surface of the lenses. This is also true of other factors, such as perfume, cigarette smoke and deodorants. If you suffer from a condition such as hay fever, wearing contact lenses may further irritate your eyes.
It is important to remember that colored contact lenses should not be worn for more than the recommended eight hours at a time, or during activities such as showering, bathing, swimming or physical exercise. All of these actions may increase the chances of contact lens discomfort.
Diagnosis of contact lens issues
If you experience any of the other symptoms listed below, we recommend that you remove your contact lenses.
- Any type of itching, burning, or stinging
- Excessive or unexpected watering of the eyes Discomfort or "hyper-awareness" of the contact lens in your eye
- Unusual discharge or secretions from the eyes
- Eyes that are dry or overly sensitive
- Scleral and/or iris visual redness
After you've removed your contact lenses, you can check something to see if you can figure out what's causing your discomfort. In addition to checking your contact lenses, you should put them back in their clean case and clean them with fresh drops. If you continue to have problems with your eye contact lenses, you should visit your optician. If there is still burning or pain after removing the lenses, seek medical attention.
Your optometrist should be able to tell you what is causing your contact lens allergy. They can advise you on the best course of action to take to resolve any issues and even suggest ways to make your contact lenses more comfortable.
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