Colored contacts are available in different diameters and curvatures. They need to be properly-fitted in your eyes as you need proper-fitted clothing. If the base curve is not as per the curvature of your own eyes you will always feel contact lenses as an external agent into your eyes. If it is too thin; your eyes may dislodge contact lenses with the eye blinks. It is important to have a wide knowledge about different parts of contact lenses in order to better deal with contact lens discomfort.
Q. My eyes feel dry on wearing contact lenses
If you feel dry eyes; than your best solution is “eye-drops”. Using quality eye drops twice or thrice will solve your issue. If still you feel dehydration in eyes; then consult your eye doctor as he may prescribe you special types of big eye contact lenses for dry eyes.
Q. I feel eye-twitching and eye-strain
On wearing colored contacts if you feel eye strain or eye twitching; check if you are working on computer for longer duration. Radiations from LCD or computer strain are often considered responsible for eye stress especially when you have big eye contact lenses in your eyes.
Q. My eyes get red, swollen painful and/or producing discharge
On meeting these problems; you should immediately remove colored contacts and try washing your eyes with clear clean water. If the problem persists consult your eye doctor on immediate basis. Such eye problems if left untreated may develop into a more serious eye disease.
Q. I get burning feeling when I wear my colored contacts
Now this is a rare problem; and it should not happen frequently. As long as you are disinfecting your colored contacts using multi-purpose solution and replacing your lens case every three months, it is not possible that you face burning feeling on wearing your colored contacts.
Actually, contact lenses deposit substances they come into contact with. This includes perfumes, skin lotions, soaps and lints etc. Always handle your colored contacts with clean hands and use lint-free towels and oil free soaps and moisturizers.
Q. How to remove broken/torn contact lenses from eyes?
Soft contact lenses that are higher in water content and or are extra thin and flimsy can get ripped in some circumstances. If you get your contact lenses broken in your eye; the first thing you need to do is “Do Not Panic”. Do understand that if broken big eye contact lenses are addressed timely and carefully; they won’t destroy your eyes. Learn below how you can get broken big eye contact lenses off of your eyes safely.
Things you will need to remove broken contacts
Step 1: Wash your hands with mild soap and water; then disinfect your hands- focusing more on your fingers using multi-purpose disinfecting solution you get to clean your big eye contact lenses.
Step 2: Stand in front a mirror. The mirror should be placed in a well-ventilated and well-lit room. Lift your upper eye lid up with your forefinger and your lower eye lid down with your thumb. This will provide you a wider view of your eye ball.
Step 3: Try locating the broken contact lens by moving your eye ball in all the four directions. You will probably need the assistance of your friend to keep an eye on the broken contact while you move your eye ball.
Step 4: After locating it; rub your eyes with gentle outward motions. Follow the rubbing method from your nose towards your temple. This will help bringing ripped parts of big eye contact lenses to a larger eye area; from where you will be able to remove them easily.
Step 5: Now using pinch method; gently pinch your broken contact using your thumb. Do not throw the broken lens and put it back in the lens case already filled with solution. You will need it for later examination.
Step 6: Make a cup of your hand; pour disinfectant in it and carefully get your eye bathed in it. Move your eye ball and make sure that disinfectant enters in your eye completely. This will make other broken pieces fall out from your eyes.
Step 7: Ensure your eyes are free from all the parts of broken big eye contact lenses. Using a lint-free towel wipe your eyes and give them a rest of six hours before you again try inserting big eye contact lenses. Strain your eyes less and be very careful to not to read a book or use computer for more than two hours the first day.
Q. The contact lens is floating in my eye, why is it so?
Contact lenses are hydrophilic discs that do not even touch the surface of the eyes. They float on a layer of tears that covers the cornea. Thus, contact lenses are actually “designed” to float in your eyes. Minor contact lens movement & floating should not warrant the concern unless you find your contact lenses conflicting with your vision.
Since your eyes draw its oxygen from the environment, soft contact lenses are made to float. If they were made the other way, oxygen transmission would be harmfully compromised. Blinking dislodge contact lenses to a few millimeters, but they are relocated within a fraction of second. Every time you blink your eyes, a fresh oxygen-laden supply of tear film bathes contact lenses to keep your eyes moist & hydrated.
b. Tear Film:
Tear film facilitates contact lens floating. When the tear-chemistry is disturbed, contact lens floating is compromised. When contact lenses cease to float healthily, eyes begin to itch or inflammation is observed. Lubricating drops may provide relief from discomfort.
c. Improper Fitting:
Contact lenses with an average base curve of 8.6mm tend to fit most of the people. However, people with special needs, might need to meet the ophthalmologist before getting themselves a pair of circle contacts. Contact lenses that are too loose may fall off or get trapped in the eye lid - yet you don’t need to worry. Contact lenses can never go lost in your eyes. Similarly, contact lenses with too tight base curve can block oxygen permeation.
Contact lenses are designed to shift to a few millimeters, but they keep coming back to the right position over pupil without even letting you realize. Contact lens sliding must not interfere with your vision but depending on the design contact lens movement can sometimes bother with the vision. For instance crazy lenses with opaque design. Floating of contact lenses therefore, must go unnoticed. If it is bothersome and persistent with different models of contact lenses, get yourself checked by an eye professional.