Just follow this beginner’s guide to contact lenses
If you’ve never used contact lenses before, you’re probably nervous or embarrassed about the experience. But once you mastered the basics, it’s easy to understand why millions of others all over the world have discarded their glasses in favour of contacts. Just follow this beginner’s guide to contact lenses for a better idea of what is in store for you, too. Here’s a few helpful tips to get you started:
First of all, don’t be in a rush to insert and removing them, or to adapt your eye prescription while doing so. It’s best to do this under a doctor’s supervision. Using the wrong contact tip can make things go wrong quickly and can cause problems that may require contact lenses to be removed. The contact tip you use must be appropriate to the shape of your eye in order for things to go well. Also, remember not to use force when removing or inserting your lens. You don’t want to damage your eye, after all.
have an eye exams before using contact lense
Before you remove your contact lenses, make sure you have a licensed eye doctor do it for you. While it may seem more comfortable, having a professional take care of this process is actually far better for your eyes and for your pocketbook. Unlicensed practitioners may bend the rules a bit, as they tend to base their treatments on how much time someone has been wearing them. This means, if someone wears them for an extended period, they might test their methods on someone who hasn’t been wearing them for a long time, which can lead to bad results. Also, don’t wear them if you haven’t had your eye exam for a few weeks, as eye exams can only be given during the week prior to when you will likely be wearing your contact lenses.
You might be wondering why it’s important that you use sanitizers or disinfectants when removing your contacts. Simply put, contact lenses are one of the common ways people get contact infections, and they can come from anything that comes in contact with your eyes. For instance, if you rub your eyes with tap water, then you have just introduced bacteria into your system. The same can be said for using any mouthwash that contains chlorine (making sure you rinse out your mouth properly after doing so), as well as using alcohols and some cleaning sprays.
Other common causes of contact lens infections include dry eyes and dehydration
If you’ve ever read up on the subject of rewetting drops, you’ll find that many are designed to work when your eyes are dry, which is exactly what you’ll experience after wearing contacts for an extended period of time. It would be a good idea to have a glass of water handy at all times when you’re about to put on your contacts. You can also try to sip some water every few hours to keep yourself hydrated, but if you do that too long, your eyes may dry out, which will allow bacteria to grow and create an infection.
Hopefully this information has given you a few things you can do to help prevent rewetting drops from affecting your contact lenses, but remember – if your eyes are extremely dry or if you already have an eye infection, then it’s best to head straight to your eye doctor for a consultation before attempting to apply contact lenses. And remember, contact lenses are a lifestyle choice, and just like everything else, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Hopefully these tips have helped you make the right choice when it comes to the maintenance of your contact lenses.