Cosmetic Contact Lens

Cosmetic Contact Lens

Handling contact lenses

Cleanliness is an important aspect of proper contact lens care and handling of your new lenses. Your hands should be clean and free of any foreign substances when you handle your lenses:  

Always wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap, rinse completely, and dry with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.

Avoid the use of soaps containing cold cream, lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your lenses, since these substances may come into contact with the lenses and interfere with successful wearing.

Handle your lenses with your fingertips, and be careful to avoid contact with fingernails. It is helpful to keep your fingernails short and smooth.

How to Insert Contact Lens

STEP 1: Wash and dry your hands completely using soap and a clean towel.

STEP 2: Rinse lenses using solution to remove dirt or debris. (You can skip this step with brand-new contacts that haven’t been worn.) Tip: You don't want to mix up your lenses so remember to always insert and remove the lens for your RIGHT eye first.

STEP 3: Put the lens on the tip of your index finger. Make sure the lens is not inside out by checking the marker if appropriate.

STEP 4: Using your free hand, hold your upper eyelid in place so that you don’t blink.

STEP 5: Using the free fingers of the inserting hand, pull down on your lower eyelid.

STEP 6: Looking up, place the lens on the lower part of your eye.

STEP 7: Slowly remove your hand from your eyelid allowing your eye to close for a moment.

STEP 8: Blink a few times naturally, so that the lens centers.

STEP 9: If the lens feels uncomfortable or irritates your eye, take it out and check for damage or debris. If the lens is damaged, then throw it away. Otherwise, use solution to rinse it and reinsert.

How to Remove a Contact Lens

STEP 1: Wash and dry your hands completely using soap and a clean towel.

STEP 2: Looking up, pull down your lower eyelid.

STEP 3: Touch the lower edge of the lens with your index finger.

STEP 4: Slide the contact lens down to the white part of your eye.

STEP 5: Using your thumb and index finger, squeeze the lens gently and remove it.

STEP 6: Use the same procedure to remove the other lens.

Regular Check-Ups

Regular check-up examinations by your eye care professional are an important part of wearing contact lenses. We recommended that you follow your eye care professional's directions for follow up examinations. Be sure to keep all appointments for your check-up visits. 

Adverse Reactions (Problems And What To Do)

If you notice any issue with your contact lenses such as eye stinging, burning, itching, eye pain, comfort less than when lens was first put in, abnormal feeling of something in the eye, excessive watering, unusual eye secretions, redness, reduced sharpness of vision, blurred vision, rainbows or halos around objects, sensitivity to light or dry eyes you should: 

  • Immediately remove your lenses.
  • If the discomfort or problem stops, then look closely at the lens. If the lens is in any way damaged, do not put the lens back on your eye. Place the lens in the storage case and contact your eye care professional. If the lens has dirt, an eyelash, or other foreign body on it, or the problem stops and the lens appears undamaged, you should thoroughly clean, rinse, and disinfect the lenses; then reinsert them. After reinsertion, if the problem continues, you should immediately remove the lenses and consult your eye care professional. 

When any of the above problems continue, a serious condition may be present. You should keep the lens off your eye until your eye care professional can identify the problem

Lens Case Care

It is essential that you follow your eye care professional’s directions and all labeling instructions for proper use of lenses and lens care products, including the lens case. Contact lens cases can be a source of bacteria growth. Lens cases should be emptied, cleaned, rinsed with solutions recommended by the lens case manufacturer, and allowed to air dry each time you remove the contact lenses from it. Lens cases should be replaced at regular intervals as recommended by your eye care professional. 

False Lashes

Size Your Lashes

Size the lashes. Before gluing the lashes on, you will need to make sure they are not too wide for your eye. Hold the lash strips up against your eyelid, and trim them down on the sides if necessary. 

If the lashes are too long for your personal taste, consider trimming the individual lashes down to achieve a more natural look. Lashes should be longer toward the outer corner of the eye

Apply Glue

Apply the lash glue to the outer seam of the eyelash strip with an applicator or small brush. Allow the glue to dry for a moment before applying it to your lashes. Alternatively, you can squeeze a thin line of lash glue onto the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, gently run the outer seam of the eyelash strip along it.

Place the Lashes

Place the strip on your eyelid, positioning it as close as possible to your natural lashes. Bring the strip down from above, not from the front. This is to ensure that you get as close as possible to your lashline

Let Dry

Allow the glue to dry naturally. Once the strip is in place, you do not need to press or hold it. 

Apply Mascara

Apply mascara to your lashes. This will help blend your natural lashes with the false ones, achieving a more natural look. You can use black, brown, or dark gray mascara.

TO REMOVE

Use makeup remover to remove false lashes. Dip a q tip in eye makeup remover and gently rub it along your lash line. Allow the remover to sit for a minute, and gently pull off the strip.