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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Q&A : Circle lenses

Hey everyone !

So I'm back with another blog post about Circle lenses and some commonly asked questions!

1. Are circle lenses safe?

All contact lens (soft/hard/colored/circle/regular/prescription/nonprescription) are potentially damaging.Circle lenses are particularly seen as unsafe because they are said to be larger in diameter then normal lenses. This allows LESS oxygen to enter your eyes, often drying natural moisture out and putting a strain on them. They also contain color pigment which can cloud vision when the contacts shift.But the “largeness” of the lenses are relative. If you wear contacts already, check the information on your own lenses to determine if the circle lenses you want are the proper fit for you.

2. Can the lenses be prescribed?

Yes, they can. They are the same as regular contact lens. If you have 20/20 vision, you can buy non-prescript/plano/0.00 lenses.

3. Can people with astigmatism wear circle lenses?

This depends on the brand and seller. For example, G&G DOES make Circle Lenses for astigmatism, BUT these are not the same as their Circle Lenses or Cosmetic Circle Lenses. Research the brand to find out the best choice so you don’t order the wrong kind.

4. How do I take care of my circle lenses?

You take care of them like any other contact lenses. You should only wear them up to 6 hours at a time and always keep them in a contact lens case with solution when you aren’t wearing them. It’s very important to put your contact on and take them off with CLEAN HANDS! If your hands are dirty, you can get debris or harmful substances in your eyes which can lead to irritation and even blindness! Wash your hands before putting them in/taking them out and make sure to rub your fingers with contact solution after washing your hands.Clean your lenses before and after you wear them. To clean your lenses, with clean hands, pour some solution onto the lens and rub between your thumb and other finger. When storing, always replace the solution and clean the case so your lenses can soak in fresh, clean solution. NEVER just "top off" which means to add a bit of solution to the "old" solution

5. What do I do if I feel irritation when I have my circle lenses in?

Are they clean? Did you put them in on the right side? If your lenses are causing discomfort, do not wear them! Remember, they are cosmetic, just like eyeliner or foundation. If your foundation was giving you a rash, you shouldn’t wear it anymore.

6. Should I put my lenses on before or after makeup?

It is highly recommend that you should put your lenses on before putting on your makeup. You fingers can easily catch makeup residue and washing them doesn’t always get it off.

Hope this helps some people out ! I'll be posting more soon !

- olivia


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