As the month of October approaches its end, people scramble to find the best pair of cheap colored contact lenses to match their costumes for the upcoming Halloween party. This time of year, the demand for colored contact lenses Halloween usually peak due to their ever increasing popularity, thanks to horror flicks and celebrities. But what do you do with your contact lens after you’re done using them? How do you store them to improve their shelf life?
Cheap disposable colored contact lenses can be thrown away after a month or two. But for top-of-the-line contact lenses, there are proper ways to clean and store them in order to maintain their quality and to ensure that they are safe to use on your next event.
To properly care for your colored contact lenses, you will need a no-rub multipurpose contact lens solution, enzymatic tablets for extended wear colored lenses, and a contact lens case with screw-on lids. The latter normally comes free with every purchase of a bottle of contact lens solution.
The key to improving the lifespan of your colored contact lens is proper storage and regular cleaning. Before you handle the lenses, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly, whether you are putting them on or taking them off. Compared to clear corrective contact lenses, it is rather difficult to spot lint or dust on colored contacts. That is why you need to take special care when handling your lenses, as even the most minute dust particles and lint present may irritate your eyes.
Using a no-rub cleaning solution is extremely important when disinfecting your colored contact lenses. Rubbing the lenses to clean them may scratch the color and damage the lens in the process, so make sure to avoid rubbing them during this process. Once stored, always remember to clean extended wear colored contact lenses with enzymatic tablets at least once a week to maintain quality and avoid damage.
Compared to disposable lenses, extended wear colored contacts can be worn on a daily basis for up to a year, so it’s important to keep them disinfected regularly to make sure that they are safe to wear and do not cause any eye irritations. When you’re not wearing your contacts, store them in a contact lens case with a screw-on lid. This type of case is ideal for storing colored lenses that you only wear for special occasions. Make sure to screw the lid tightly to avoid leaks, especially if you are going to be carrying them in your bag or purse.
If you are going to store your colored contact lenses over a period of time, make sure to regularly clean and replace the solution inside the lens case in order to maintain their integrity. The brand new costume lens you are wearing in this year’s Halloween party can still be used next year, so long as it’s carefully maintained and stored.