Contact lenses and prescription eye wear are two things that we sometimes take for granted. Getting the right contacts and/or eye glasses are one of the single most quality of life enhancers that we ever experience. We specialize in working with you to ensure you get the perfect fit, function, and look that you desire.
Today let’s focus on contact lenses. If you’ve never worn them, you might feel a bit conscious wearing them on your first try, but trust us, you will get used to it. Here are five tips to help you adjust safety with your new pair of contacts:
1. Relax. You might be anxious that you might accidentally scratch and damage your eye while inserting your lenses. You don't have to worry at all as long as your touching it with clean hands. And although at first, you may feel uncomfortable wearing them, you will certainly get accustomed to it overtime at daily use.
2. Clean your lens regularly. Make sure to follow your doctor's instructions with regards to the contacts lens cleaning and care. There are specific guidelines that you must follow. For instance, if they instructed you to use a multipurpose solution whenever you take off your lenses, make sure to rub and rinse, and then soak them into a fresh solution. In the morning when you wear your lenses, clear out the case all the way, rinse it using a fresh solution and dry it on a paper towel uncapped and upside down. Moreover, it is highly recommended to replace your lens case every 3 months. If the cleaning process seems a hassle to you, you may opt for disposable contact lenses. Ask your eye doctor about it.
3. Keep your eyes hydrated. Aside from drinking plenty of water, your doctor will advise you to use rewetting drops for your eyes to prevent it from drying. Especially, if you are looking at your computer for hours or you are staying longer in an environment with dry air, the eye drop is highly recommended for you.
4. Follow your doctor's advice. It's imperative to use lens care solutions that are recommended by your doctor. Don't use alternative products without consulting your doctor first. The solution that they prescribed to you is particularly for the lens type you are using. Furthermore, make sure to stick with your scheduled appointments in the clinic.
5. Stick to the suggested schedule for wearing and replacing contact lenses. There's only a certain duration as to the wearing of your lenses as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the schedule for the safety of your eyes. Lastly, under any circumstances do not wear your contacts while sleeping.
For more information about contact lenses, contact VisualEyes Optometrists.