Safe Practice for Applying Makeup With Contact Lenses

Summary: Applying makeup as a contact lens user can be a hassle, especially when there are so many things that can go wrong.

Many people are wearing contact lenses to match their outfit or to be fashionable and are making the switch to them instead of eyeglasses. Here are some tips to ensure that your contact lenses are worn properly and safely.

Always Clean Your Hands Before Touching Your Contacts

One of the most important steps you need to take to ensure maximum safety is to always wash your hands before touching your contacts. Make sure to avoid using any products that contain dyes, fragrances, or anything that will adhere to the lenses as they can cause irritation and even infection.

Put Your Contacts in Before Putting on Makeup

Many people suggest putting your contacts for astigmatism on after applying your makeup to avoid damaging your lenses, but there’s a chance that makeup or other products will stay on your fingers and transfer onto the contacts, causing discomfort.

Search for Products that are Safe for Contacts

When you’re putting on makeup, you’ll want to look for products that are hypoallergenic and recommended by optometrists. This ensures that you aren’t risking an infection by putting in a makeup product that will get caught in your eye.

Use Caution When Applying Makeup

Just like you would normally, make sure you always practice safe habits when applying your makeup. The last thing you want to do is rush the process and accidently leave behind residue in your eyes and on your contact lenses. The experts at recommend that you treat your contacts like they are medical devices. With this mentality, you’re likely going to emphasize safety more than ever.