Maintenance for colored lenses is largely the same as taking care of any other kind of contacts. You always want to make sure to give your lenses plenty of time to soak so they don't dry out.
Once a lens starts to dry out, it becomes difficult or even impossible to get it back to its original state, and you will definitely feel the difference. If you want to really get your money's worth and make full use of your red contacts, you'll definitely want to take the simple steps of care and maintenance.
Fortunately, this lens care and maintenance routine doesn't take very much time at all and can easily be worked into your regular routine - if you are planning on making daily use of your red lenses, that is. For those who are just popping them in for a big party or convention, the care process is even simpler.
You probably won't even want to open your lenses until you're getting ready on the big day; that way, you can make sure the contacts get as full of a soak as possible. You should always ensure that your lenses soak for at least two hours before you wear them.
When you take out your red contacts, before putting them into a clean case with fresh contact lens solution, you might want to lightly rub them together to ensure every bit of debris is washed away.
It's important to read the instructions on the particular type of contacts that you're working with to make sure this is proper care technique as some contacts aren't meant to be rubbed, but for most, it's the perfect way to prevent buildup and ensure that the contacts are squeaky clean for the next time you put them in.
Failing to maintain your lenses properly can result in scratches and even corneal tears, so if you're tempted to get lazy with your maintenance routine, keep that in mind! These are quite easy steps that will keep your lenses happy and your eyes healthy, all while enhancing your look and making you the talk of the cosplay convention, Halloween party, or just on your daily walk down the street.