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4 Major Tips About Frozen Contacts That You Wish You Knew

February 11, 2019 5 min read

4 Major Tips About Frozen Contacts That You Wish You Knew

Winter months can indeed be very challenging to deal with. Combined with extreme weather and shortened days, your contact lenses are bound to get affected. As your surrounding environment temperatures drop, you might find yourself with a box of frozen contacts.

 

However, there's nothing to get worried about. You neither need to throw away your current pair nor order a new one. You only need a bit of patience and some much-needed tips & tricks that we'll be sharing shortly in this article guide.

 

For the sake of convenience, we’ll be segregating the guide into four different parts:

 

  •    Six Tips About Frozen Contacts
  •    Three Wrong Opinions About Frozen Lenses
  •    Three Tips Regarding Wearing Lenses During Winters
  •    Three Situation Where You Shouldn’t Be Wearing Contacts

 

So, without much pondering around, let’s jump right into our first topic.

Six Tips To Remember When Dealing With Frozen Contacts

 

  •    Always put your frozen colored contacts under room temperature and, with a bit of patience, wait for your contact lenses to thaw or defrost at room temperature.
  •    It would help if you weren't opening your contact lenses package before the defrosting process is completed.
  •    Avoid artificially heating your colored contact lenses, such as putting them on a radiator.
  •    You shouldn’t be putting hot water over the lens’ package.
  •    Avoid shaking your lens's package before the colored contacts are defrosted because the ice might scrape the lens's surface.
  •    Once the defrosting process completes, put your lenses in a professional care solution.

 

In simpler terms, you need to keep your lenses under room temperature, and the thawing process will complete by itself. Since this is a physical phenomenon and not a chemical one, these lenses are perfectly safe to wear after defrosting.

Should you be wearing contact lenses in colder climates?

 

There are chances that some of us might be living in extremely colder climates, which is why specific questions may pop-up inside our minds. Questions like - can we wear contact lenses at room temperature? Or, will contact lenses freeze inside our eyes while we're wearing them?

 

When it comes to the answer to the first question, the answer is a mighty yes. The second question's response would be no because the temperature of contact lenses that you'll wear will be regulated by the tears and cornea of our eyes. Average human body temperature, along with that of tears and cornea, will always be 37 degrees Celsius -  even though the surrounding environmental temperature might be -12 degrees Celsius. Therefore, you can wear contact lenses in colder temperatures.

 

But are color contacts useful? Read on to find out more.

 

Demystified: Three Myths About Frozen Contacts

 

  •    Frozen Contacts Breed Germs

 

False. To facilitate transport and ensure a quality requirement, all types of color contacts are vacuum packed. In vacuum conditions, germs neither exist, nor can multiply.

 

  •    Frozen Contacts Appear Distorted

 

False. Since TTDeye colored contacts are constructed with the silicone hydrogel material, they appear and feel soft enough for the eyes. Moreover, with the help of quality packaging and normal transport conditions, even in harshly cold climates, ensure that there is no such distortion in the lenses.

 

  •    Frozen Contacts Help In Protein Generation

 

False. Since colder climates temperatures fall below zero degrees Celsius, these colored contacts get frozen, leaving no room for protein generation or breeding.

 

In the next segment, we'll be discussing the perfect ways to wear color contact lenses in the winter.

Three Significant Tips On Wearing Contact Lenses In The Winter Season

 

Since girls like to look prettier even in winters, for them wearing colored contacts is a must. But, due to the presence of cold weather & chilly winds in the winter season, following these tips are highly essential:

 

  •    Keep Your Body Moisturised

 

During the winter season, the dry eye syndrome takes place more often. This is why the human body might feel drier in winters than in summers because the winter winds can easily absorb moisture & evaporation from the eyes. Such a process makes our eyes dull. Therefore, you must moisturize your eyes before wearing contact lenses in the winters. Apart from using eye drops, you must avoid wearing contact lenses for more than eight hours.

 

  •    Keep Your Contacts Clean

 

In the dry winter weather, your contact lenses will attract protein and villus from your eyes, thereby sticking to its surface. Furthermore, winds can also contaminate your lenses with dirt & grime. During such times, it's essential that you take your color contacts off and thereby clean it thoroughly. It's recommended that you avoid wearing contacts on a hazy day. In case you have to, then try cleaning your contacts frequently.  

 

  •    Other Things To Take Care Of

 

Due to the notable difference in temperature between your human eyes and the outside environment, bubbles can sometimes form between your cornea and the lenses. To solve this, close your eyes and try rolling them softly, which will exhaust the trapped air bubbles, and the contacts will then entirely cover the cornea of your eyes.

 

Wearing various types of contact lenses every day will indeed keep you feeling energetic and pretty, promoting self-confidence and attractive looking eyes. However, it's suggested that you don't wear contact lenses on the following occasions.

 

Three Situations Where Contact Lenses Shouldn’t Be Worn

 

  •    During Strong And Dusty Storms Or Winds

 

Since wind speed will increase during dust storms, your contact lenses will get dirty in no time, and they might also get blown over by the winds too.

 

Therefore, it's better not to wear any contacts in such situations. In case you have to, then wearing wind goggles is the best option. Moreover, take off your contacts and clean them immediately if you start feeling a foreign particle sensation in your eyes.

 

  •    During A Hazy Day

 

Due to the low air temperature, micro dust particles can easily stick to your lenses on a hazy day. Wearing contacts in such situations can result in a lack of oxygen supply to your eyes and thereby appear red.

 

  •    When Experiencing Cold

 

Since the immunity of the human body gets weakened when you suffer from cold, it's suggested not to wear contact lenses during this period. Wearing contacts can make you feel sick and dizzy.

 

And with that wraps up our essential tips & tricks. Winter is indeed a beautiful season to behold because of the snowy surroundings. But it's also imperative that you follow the recommendations as mentioned earlier if you want to preserve your beautiful eyes. 

 

In case you have your own opinions to share, feel free to let us know. Also, don't forget to share this lovely guide with your loved ones on social media, so that you may knowingly or unknowingly help others.


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