The main reasons and how to avoid it:
Did you know that your contact lenses are 40 times softer than your eyes? Well they are. Which means, they can be easily damaged by the slightest bit of force. Furthermore, it's important to understand that most of the colored contacts nowadays are soft lenses. Soft lenses are usually fragile and easily to dry out, therefore, more likely to break when there is mishandling during wearing and cleaning.
How to tell if my contact lens is ripped/torn?
If your contact lens is ripped/torn, you may notice that it is not as comfortable as usual. For example, you feel scratchy or sandy in your eyes after putting on the contact lenses, that's a sign that something is going on. You should remove the contact lens as soon as possible and carefully inspect the contact lens.
First, check the edges of your lens for tiny scratches or chips. If you find any, then your lens has probably been damaged (and should be replaced). If you cant't see any tear or still unsure about whether or not something is wrong with your contacts, try putting some water on it, if it doesn't bead up like a mirror then you should probably get a new pair.
What happens if you wear a ripped/torn contact lens?
If you wear a ripped/torn contact lens, you could experience a number of negative consequences but most importantly is that the ripped/torn contact lens may scratch your cornea and cause a corneal abrasion. The cornea is the clear covering of the eye that helps you focus on objects in front of you. If it's scratched, it can become inflamed and painful, causing blurry vision or even temporary or permanent loss of vision if not treated promptly.
What should I do if my contact lens ripped or torn?
There is actually no way to fix a ripped/torn contact lens, the best way is to replace it with a new pair.
It probably wouldn't be a pleasant experience, since it's not just inconvenient and expensive, but it can also pose a risk to your eye health. If you need a new pair of colored contacts, why not consider buying from HoneyColor as we have wide selection of high quality colored contacts at reasonable prices.