Who can wear COOLCONTACTS contact lenses?
Most people can easily wear non-prescription contact lenses. The most important things to take into consideration before wearing contact lenses are responsibility and attitude towards safe usage. Seeing an eye care professional will help determine if non-prescription contact lenses are right for you. Having your eyes measured by an optometrist prior ordering will help determine if your eye size is compatible with our lens sizes.
How do I put on and take off my contact lenses?
- To put on your lenses you first want to make sure your hands have been washed and dried.
- Place one lens on the tip of your index finger making sure the lens is positioned correctly.
- Using your other hand gently hold your upper and lower eye lid from blinking.
- Looking up at the ceiling, gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye.
- Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye to allow the lens to position itself.
- To take your lens off you first want to make sure your hands have been washed and dried.
- Looking up at the ceiling, gently pull down on your lower eyelid.
- Using your index finger, gently slide the lens to the lower part of your eye.
- Using your index finger and thumb, gently squeeze the lens to remove it.
How do I care for my contact lenses?
For cleaning and disinfecting only use a chemical lens care system (never use heat or thermal). Ask your eye care professional which eye care products are best for you.
How long can I wear my contact lenses for?
Our contact lenses should not be worn for longer than 8 hours a day. Any longer and you increase the risk of infection or damaging your eyes.
How long do my contact lenses last for?
Our contact lenses have a shelf life of up to 5 years unopened. Once opened, the recommended usage time is for no longer than the listed duration time. The quality of care and cleaning of the lenses may extend or shorten their duration.
How do I store my contact lenses?
It is recommended to use a clean and proper contact lens storage device when not using your contact lenses. Ask your eye care professional which container and care solution is right for you.
Can I sleep with my contact lenses in?
Never sleep while wearing decorative contact lenses, It is highly recommended to remove your lenses for a period of rest overnight or longer.
Clinical studies suggest that the extended use of contact lenses, particularly overnight, increases the risk of developing potentially serious conditions such as:
ulcerative keratitis or corneal ulcers. An ulcer can perforate (make a hole in) or scar the cornea in 1 or 2 days, leading to permanent scarring of the cornea or even blindness.
limbal stem cell deficiency, a rare condition where stem cells in the border of the cornea and the white of the eye inadequately produce enough new cells to replace the old ones in the cornea. In early stages, it can have no symptoms or nonspecific symptoms such as pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision or tearing. It can progress to corneal scarring, inflammation and blood vessel development, which can lead to loss of vision.
Many eye doctors advise their patients not to use extended-wear contact lenses.
Can I swim or shower with my contact lenses in?
It is highly recommended to remove your lenses when showering or swimming. Keeping your lenses in exposes the threat of infection from microorganisms. Ask your eye care professional about using contact lenses during water activities or water sports.
Can I share my contact lenses with friends?
Do not share your contact lenses with your friend. Contact lenses are medical devices that are meant for a single user only.
A detailed care and instruction sheet is included with each pair of our contact lenses.