26. April 2010 10:57
We have found that coloured lenses that don’t get used often sometime get a bit dry in their case. This is particularly true if part of the lens happens to be sticking out of the solution.
The best thing to do before you use your coloured contact lenses again is to turn the case upside down and leave it for couple of minutes. Then pick it up and give it a gentle shake. This will ensure that the lens is coated in solution again and softens before you try to take it out.
If the lens still looks stuck to the case, add some more contact lens solution and give it a little longer to soften then give it a gentle shake again. This should do the trick of getting it unstuck and rehydrated without damage.
Remember: Never pull the lens as it is bound to tear or crack, if it seems to be at all stuck, the best thing to do is let it soak and then give it a shake. Sometimes you may have to repeat this.
Next time you store your lenses make sure you have fresh cleaning solution filling the case properly and that the lens is nicely submerged.