Is it safe to wear coloured contact lenses?

Know the precautions you should take when using them

Who has never wished to have eyes of a different color for at least one day? If you don’t know already, know that now this is possible! Colored contact lenses are a practical and SAFE way[1]Yu, C. (2020, July 14). Colored Contacts: Are They Safe? WebMD. to change the color of your eyes. Whether for a special occasion or for everyday life, these lenses can be used in a safe way as long as you follow the instructions correctly, of course!

To ensure the safety of your eyes, colored contact lenses should be used following a series of precautions. They may even be corrective ones if you have any vision condition like myopia or astigmatism, but this should be discussed with your ophthalmologist! In addition, it is important to know that there are several types of lenses according to their material, for the purpose of their use and how long they can be used for – you can learn more about this in this post.

Today, let’s talk about the steps you should take when choosing and using colored contact lenses, so as not to damage your eyes and make the most of this incredible change in your look!


The main care you must take when using colored lenses is to choose a quality brand, authorised by health agencies. It is important that this happens, so that you will know that the material being placed in contact with an area as sensitive as your eyes is, in fact, of quality. We recommend the Brazilian brand Solótica, authorized in Brazil and in several countries around the world, due to its high degree of safety!


In addition to choosing a good brand, it is necessary to take care of your lenses so that they are always clean and protected[2]Basler, T. (2020, May 4). Are Non-Prescription Contacts Safe to Wear?. Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor, and Haun. And how to do that? Well, you should purchase specific containers to contact lenses, as well as cleaning fluids for after use. Thus, you guarantee that your eyes will be receiving only sanitized objects. In addition, you need to pay attention to the validity of the lens (Is it to be used monthly, annually or daily?).

Contact lenses

Although it sounds simple, it is EXTREMELY important that you wash your hands correctly before handling the lenses. Our hands are in direct contact with bacteria all the time, and if you do not wash them before touching the contact lenses, you will end up depositing germs in your eyes, which will not be cool for you, as it is an infection risk.


There are colored contact lenses for daily use, which must be discarded after being used for a few hours, but there are also those for monthly and annual use. However, even in these last two types of lenses, it is important that the use is restricted to the maximum time indicated by the manufacturer. So pay attention to this information when using the lenses!

Colored contact lens

Although it is safe when used correctly, it may be that your eyes do not adapt to the lens. Therefore, you should be aware of redness, irritation, itching and impaired vision. But don’t worry too much, as these cases are very rare.

As you can see, even though it is safe, it is important to be careful when choosing and wearing colored contact lenses. On the Metro Brasil website, you can find more information about the Solótica brand, a safe and renowned brand, as mentioned above. So remember: read the information carefully to ensure safe use and make the most of your new look!


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