I recently did a little collaboration with the company iFairy Lens with an instructional video on how to wear and care for circle lenses! I did up a video which has been up for a lil bit, but here's a blog post for those of you who prefer to see things written out~
HOW TO PUT IN YOUR CIRCLE LENSES:
Always make sure your hands are super clean before handling lenses! There's nothing less fun than getting dirt or soap in your eyes.
Only handle the circle lenses (very gently) with your fingertips. If you use your nails, they're much more likely to rip the lenses. Circle lenses rip a lot easier than regular contacts, especially if they have a larger diameter (15mm-16mm+) so be very gentle with your little lensies~
Make sure the lenses are the right side out- if they're inside out they won't grip to your iris properly and it can be both irritating and dangerous, and they're more likely to pop out of your eye and you can lose your lens that way. No one wants one super fabulous eye and one normal eye! (Unless you're into that.)
Pull down your lower lid with your middle finger, and pop the lens in your eye (on your iris) with your index finger. Blink around a few times- you may need to pull the lens down onto your iris, but it will stay there after it settles.
There are two ways to remove circle lenses- You can use your lower and upper lid to sort of pop it off like a suction cup, or you can pull back your lower and upper lid and use your index and thumb to peel it out. These are more easily explained in the video ; u ;
Put them back in their case with some multipurpose contact solution! You can pick this up at pretty much any drug store.
The maximum time for wearing circle lenses without taking them out is 8 hours. I would strongly suggest going for 3-4 hours max for your first few days wearing new lenses, and gradually work your way up to the full 8 if that's what you need. This is especially important if you have lenses with a large diameter (15mm-16mm+), as they will dry your eyes out like crazy if left in for too long. Let your pretty peepers breeeathe!
You should always let your lenses sit in their case with some fresh solution after you take them out of the bottle for at least 8 hours before wearing them.
On that note, you should also replace the solution as often as you can- some say every day, but I'd suggest at least every time you put them back in the case after wearing.
NEVER run tap water over your circle lenses to clean them- you should clean them with the solution and use a clean fingertip to wipe each side carefully. Water is super irritating in your eyes and they won't sit properly on your iris.
Make sure that when you store your lenses in the solution, they are completely immersed in the liquid. If not, they will shrivel up, dry out, and harden, and become unusable. I have done this too many times. Do not make my mistakes ; - ;
It's a good idea to replace your lens case every 3 months or so to avoid bacteria growth and general germiness.
If you take good care of your lenses and be mindful when you wear them, you should have no discomfort at all and your lenses will live a happy life in your beautiful sparkly eyes~
|These are the ICK Petal Blue from iFairy's eStore~! They are 15mm in diameter.|
Thank you for reading, and I hope this helped! You can enjoy 10% off I.Fairy Lens eStore with the code JILVES ♡