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Regular Contact Lens vs. Colored Contact Lens

Mar 02,2022 | Lensweets

More and more people have chosen to wear contact lenses in recent years, but many people have some concerns about choosing regular contact lenses or colored contact lenses. They believe that regular contact lenses are healthier and safer than colored contact lenses. Nevertheless, Lensweets adopts the technology of “Sandwich Pad Printing.” This production process completely isolates the pigment from the cornea, ensuring the contact lens pigment’s stability and safety, effectively protecting eye health. Therefore, you can rest assured to choose Lensweets colored contact lenses.

If you pursue fashion and beauty more, we recommend choosing colored contact lenses. From the appeal of use, colored contact lenses can change the color of the iris and enhance the eyes’ radiance. At the same time, it can match your different makeup and clothing styles to improve and change your temperament, which has better decorative and fashionable properties. Moreover, colored contact lenses can correct myopia, achieving the effect of beauty and correction in one. The function of regular contact lenses includes vision correction, astigmatism correction, and others. They are generally transparent.

Water Content Selection

Water content is the proportion of water in the contact lens. We generally define high water contact lenses as those with greater than 50% water content. However, water content is not higher the better.

Lenses with a high water content are softer and are very comfortable in the first few hours. However, the soft material is more challenging to wear, which is more complicated for beginners to handle. And it is also easier to deposit proteins and breed bacteria. If you are a person who has less tear secretion, faces the computer for a long time, lives in a low-humidity area, or stays in an air-conditioned room for a long time, you will feel dry after wearing it for a long time, and it won’t be easy to take it off. Therefore, contact lenses with high water content are generally suitable for short-term use, such as daily use. Lenses with a lower water content will be harder and have lower oxygen permeability. So it is suitable for most environments and people.

In conclusion, the choice of water content requires you to consider your eye conditions and environmental conditions. Most Lensweets colored contact lenses have a water content between 38% and 42%, which are easy to handle and can keep comfortable for up to 8 hours.

 

Applicable People and Scenes

Many people mistakenly think that they cannot wear contact lenses in situations such as barbecues and cooking, but this is not the case. Colored contact lenses are suitable for a wide range of people and scenes, but some situations are not applicable to wear lenses:

  1. Since the eye axis has not yet been shaped and the awareness of self-care is poor, we don’t recommend children to wear colored contact lenses.
  2. Patients with some diseases. Such as colds, fever, allergies, eye diseases.
  3. Certain sports. Some sports can easily cause bacteria to enter the eyes, such as swimming, diving, etc.
  4. High intraocular People on a plane, during menstruation, or pregnant will have higher intraocular pressure than usual. Their eyes are more prone to be congested, which is not suitable for wearing contact lenses. 

Wearing Tips

The safety of colored contact lenses is guaranteed when used correctly. Here are some tips for wearing it:

  1. Do not wear it for too long.If you are trying contact lenses for the first time, we recommend you wear them for no more than 6 hours on the first day. After adjusting to the contact lens, you can wear it for about 7-8 hours a day. And please notice that it is not recommended to wear it during sleeping. 
  2. Pay attention to hygiene, use professional care solution when preserving, and do not reuse potions. Before wearing, wash hands thoroughly with soap and dry them with a lint-free item.
  3. Put your contact lenses on before applying makeup in order to avoid transferring any oils, creams or lotions to the lenses. Also, please remove your contacts before using makeup remover.

Besides, you can do the following checks before your wearing: 

  1. Check if there is a crack on the contact lens since any damage can easily cause eye irritation.
  2. Check whether it has not been soaked with care solutions in advance (no need to soak for daily contact lens).
  3. Check if there is lash or mote on the contact lens.
  4. Check if the contact lenses are inside out.
  5. Check whether the base curve and diameter of the contact lens do not match your eyes, especially when it slides easily.

If there is any discomfort when wearing contact lenses, we recommend removing the lenses in time to avoid damage to the eyes.

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