Colored contacts are torn while you are wearing them? No worries
If you are a regular colored contacts user, please read this article! ⚠️
When the colored contacts are torn in your eyes, the torn edge might scratch your eyeballs, this can cause you to lose your vision permanently.
Hence, bear in mind that the torn colored contacts are no longer safe to wear and should be thrown immediately.
If you encounter such a situation, we need you to keep calm and follow the steps below:
- Don't rub your eyes! The chips and cracks from the torn colored contacts can easily cause irreversible damage to your eyes
- Rinse your eyes with lubricating eye drops or normal saline or purified water to see if the torn colored contacts can be washed away
- Seek medical treatment immediately, let the professionals handle the situation, they will make sure that there are no torn chips and cracks left in your eyes and most importantly, they will help to examine whether there is any damage caused to your eyes.
What does a torn colored contacts feel like? 😵
If you accidentally wear torn colored contacts, you might experience some discomfort and eye pain due to the tears or chips on the edge or scratches on the lenses. You will not be able to see clearly as the colored contacts cannot stay centered on your eye plus it might get trapped underneath your eyelid and it’ll be hard to take it out. Hence, it’s not a wise move to wear torn colored contacts.
How to carefully remove torn colored contacts if you accidentally put them on? 👀
Try to locate the torn colored contacts, then to gently slide it to the outer corner of your eye with your fingertip so you can pull it out easily.
If you can’t locate the torn colored contacts, or if you found it but you can’t take it out on your own, immediately seek for your eye doctor help. Your eye doctor will be able to locate and remove the torn colored contacts and also examine your eyes condition afterward.
Why colored contacts torn? Is it because of the poor quality? 😱
Our colored contacts are made from polymacon/polyhema — a medical grade lens material that is FDA approved. They are known for their softness, flexibility, and high water content. Most of our colored contacts come in a thin design in order to pursue optimum comfort and to best fit your eyeball. Regarding the quality issue, you need not to worry about it because PinkyParadise is selling colored contacts that are approved by the Korean FDA, and that’s why our colored contacts quality is on par and generally safe to wear.
If it’s not the quality issue, what causes torn colored contacts? 🤔
- You did not inspect the overall condition of the contact lens before wearing it. Sometimes there might be chips and cracks on the edge of the lens. Be more attentive because some minimal cracks are not noticeable when worn on the eyes. However as the day goes on along with your eyes movement, the torn part will worsen, leaving some residue of chips and cracks from the colored contacts in your eyes.
- Your fingernails or other hard objects scratch the surface of the contact lens.
- Sometimes, the lenses fold together when being soaked, you might damage the surface of the folded contact lens if you forcefully unfold them.
- You are not cleaning your colored contacts in the right way or you are not being gentle enough when handling the colored contacts.
- Your color contacts are dehydrated and not properly soaked in lens care solutions, dry contacts can be easily damaged.
- When putting the colored contact back to the lens case, the lens might adhere to the edge of the lid of the lens case, if you tighten the cap without noticing, no doubt the lens will be damaged.
Before you go, here’s some tips to prevent torn colored contacts: ✍️
- Always inspect your colored contacts before every use and be extra careful when handling the lens.
- Never use fingernails or any sharp object to remove colored contacts from your eye.
- If your colored contacts appear to be folded, rinse them with a proper amount of lens care solution first before unfolding them gently.
- You may refer to our wear and care guide to know more about the right way of cleaning colored contacts.
- It’s a must to store your colored contacts in the lens case with an ample amount of lens care solution.
Again, bear in mind that it’s never safe to wear a torn colored contacts lens, throw it away and start with a new pair of colored contacts cause you only got one pair of eyes!