It could be that you’ve finally made the decision to swap your glasses for contacts or perhaps your optician has recommended lenses from the start. Whatever the reason, you’ll be joining millions of other people who are enjoying the daily benefits of being a contact lens wearer, the bif one being the convenience it brings to your life, day-to-day and also when it comes to ordering contacts online they can be delivered to your door.
But if you still have more questions than answers when it comes to making the change, then we have all you need to know ahead of switching to contact lenses.
Your eyes will need a little time to adjust
Did you know that the first contact lenses came out in 1887 and were actually made of glass? While the technology has come a long way since then, you should still expect a short while for your eyes to adjust to their new silicone contact lenses. According to https://www.contactlenses.co.uk it can take around 10 days for your eyes to fully switch from being a spectacle to contact wearer and during this time you may be aware of the lens edges when you first put them in. But that sensation should soon fade, and you’ll quickly forget you even have them in.
Practice makes perfect!
While the idea of putting something directly on to your eyes may seem daunting, it’s much easier than you think. And, with a little practice, you will soon be popping those contacts in like a pro! The key to inserting your new lenses is to take it gently and don’t rush. Remove your lens from its case with your clean index finger and check to make sure it is not damaged or inside out. Pop a drop of lens solution onto the surface to lubricate the naruto contacts then, staring straight ahead, slowly insert the lens until you feel it against your eye. Wait a moment, then blink a few times to make sure it is in place, repeat with your other eye and you are good to go!
Once in, what will it feel like?
If you have put the contact lens in correctly, you shouldn’t feel anything at all, and your eye will be comfortable and enjoying its clearer vision. If you feel any irritation or blurry vision that doesn’t quickly clear, then the lens may have moved, or you could have a little dirt or fabric fibre under the lens. If this happens, gently use your index finger to retrieve the lens, re-clean it and try again.
Don’t struggle if you are having problems
While contact lenses are increasingly popular, they are not for everyone so don’t panic if after following all of the above, your new lenses simply don’t feel right. However, it’s important not to ignore any signs your eyes are telling you, especially if you’re still having problems adjusting to using them. If your eyes are irritated, are red or sting, it’s a good idea to remove the lenses and check them for any distortions or damage, such as rips, tears or scuffs which could be causing the problem. But if you cannot find anything obviously wrong and you and your contact lenses are still struggling to get along, make an appointment with your optician so he can look into the problem and discuss other options that are available with you.