Contact lenses are made from soft fragile material- one wrong move can cause ripping in your circle contacts. It is very frustrating to keep tearing them especially if you are a student with a limited pocket money. Please note contact lenses don’t rip on their own. Improper handling with your circle lenses is the major contributor that tear them where dryness plays a critical role in cringing your lenses.
Reasons that Tear Circle Contact Lenses
- Keep a strict check on your lenses. They must always be fully soaked into the solution. If your lens case is partially filled with solution; contact lenses will possibly adhere to the dry wall causing notches at the edges.
- Be careful when removing circle lenses. Pinching them way too hard may tear them.
- Keep your finger nails trimmed and neatly filed. Any jagged or uneven edges may tear your soft contacts. When removing your lenses, make use of your thumb and index finger.
- If the lens gets accidentally folded, don’t try to pull it apart using your fingers as it may cause ripping. To unfold a folded lens, make a pool of saline solution or multi-purpose solution (whatever is available) & submerge your lens in it. Rub the lens gently using your thumb and finger and try to separate the folded edges.
- Never leave your lenses to dry. Dry lens is always a damaged lens. Even though in some cases dry lens can be reverted back to its original state once supplied immense moisture; it is advised to not to take risks. Sometimes nips are not visible to naked eye & yet may scratch the cornea.
Soft contact lenses are the most preferred choice among Americans. Since they are made from soft & advanced hydrogel material they let great deal of oxygen enter into your cornea that keep your eyes healthy & moist. With only little care, maintenance & attention towards your contacts; you can easily prevent ripping your circle contacts.