Can contact lenses tear or break?
In very rare instances, contact lenses can break or tear, though this is mostly due to rough handling of the lens or rubbing the eye too hard. If a contact lens breaks in your eye, take it out immediately as it will cause discomfort and reduce clarity of vision.
How do you know my contact lens is inside out?
A contact lens that’s the right way up should sit in a smooth rounded curve, almost like a bowl. If the lens is the wrong way round, it’ll look more like a dome with slight flaring at the edges. A contact lens usually sits in its natural shape and will easily pop back if it isn’t. The edges should be smooth and it should fit comfortably on your eye if it is the right way round.
What should I do if I’ve dropped my contact lens?
Pick up your contact lens, place it in the palm of your hands and pour over some disinfectant. Rub gently for about 30 seconds before doing the same again with rinsing solution. Alternatively, you can do the same with multi-purpose solution. Gently place the lens back into your eye.
Can I store my contact lenses in water?
Water is not suitable for storing or disinfecting contact lenses and will likely to lead to infections. We highly recommend our best-selling comfi All-in-One Solution, which can be used for cleaning, rinsing, disinfecting and storing your lenses, eliminating the need for multiple products.
Does sleeping in contact lenses damage your eyes?
There are some extended wear lenses that can be worn overnight, but unless there are specific instructions for you to do so, most lenses should only be worn for a maximum of 12 hours.
If you happen to fall asleep in contact lenses, do not immediately try to pluck them out. Blink continuously to create moisture in the eye, drink some water and add a few soothing eye drops before attempting to remove them.