Interested in joining the millions globally who have embraced the freedom from glasses with contact lenses? Mastering their handling is key. Our guide delves into three vital aspects:
Remember, practice makes perfect. With patience and care, inserting contact lenses will become second nature, providing you with clear vision and ultimate comfort.
Okay, you’ve got them in easily enough. Now, let’s try taking them out!
Use Contact Lens Removers (If Needed): If removing soft lenses is tricky, consider using contact lens removers. These handy tools simplify the process. Just place the remover on your eye, blink, and the lens will adhere to it.
Remember removing contact lenses should be a stress-free process. With patience and gentle handling, you’ll soon become proficient in removing your lenses, ensuring your eyes remain comfortable and healthy.
Tips for First-Time Contact Lens Users For those starting their contact lens journey, these points will assist:
Let’s tackle a few questions we answer regularly!
This Contact Lens Mirror of Which You Speak?
There are some excellent makeup mirrors out there.
Consider the Allure Double-Sided Magnifier – perfect for ensuring accuracy and ease during the process.
Or, pop into your local Tassie beautician or beauty salon. They’ll surely help you out with buying an ideal mirror.
Should I Be Using Lubricating Drops For Contact Lens Wear?
Lubricating drops can be your saving grace in challenging environments like windy days. They keep your eyes moist and comfortable, ensuring your lenses stay in place. You can find the perfect lubricating eye drops for contact lens wearers in-store at Island Optical.
Remind Me Again About Proper Storage and Maintenance of Contact Lenses?
Proper storage and maintenance are vital. Always store your (RGP or disposable fortnightly or monthly) lenses in fresh solution in a clean case. Never compromise on hygiene; it’s the foundation of a healthy lens-wearing experience.
Can I Sleep with My Contact Lenses?
No, unless they’re specifically designed for extended wear. Regular, disposable lenses should be removed before sleeping to let your eyes breathe.
How Long Can I Wear My Lenses Each Day?
Duration varies based on lens type. Daily-wear lenses are for “one day wear,” not exceeding 16 hours. Some extended-wear lenses can be worn for several days, including overnight. Always follow your eye care professional’s instructions.
Where Are We On Showering or Swimming with Contact Lenses?
Avoid it. Water, especially in pools, can harbour bacteria, leading to infections. And don’t wear contact lenses in the surf; they’ll acquire build-up from the salty brine and could potentially feel like sand in your eyes (plus the threat of losing one in the ocean is real).
I Keep Tearing Contact Lenses; What Am I Doing Wrong?
This could be a few things. Lenses become brittle as they age. Try to resist wearing lenses past their shelf-life.
Consider a few other tips:
Stuck Lens? Stay Calm!
Blink and massage your eyelid gently. If it persists, use lubricating eye drops and seek professional help if needed. The contact lens may have popped out, and you’ve missed it in the moment.
I Got My Contact Lenses Online—And Can’t Get Them Out—Now What?
Resist trying to continue grabbing and pulling at the contact lens if you’ve worked out that it’s stuck on the eye—your Optometrist will be able to help—you may have ordered an incorrect lens size for your eyeball shape (yes, there are multiple contact lens sizes).
Our Optometrist can remove stuck contact lenses; call your nearest Island Optical location now:
HOBART | Island Optical | (03) 6231 3640
LAUNCESTON | Island Optical | (03) 6331 1008
We hope this Contact Lens Masterclass Guide aids you in your contact lens journey, giving you the confidence you deserve and the clarity you demand.
For optimal eye health, visit your Optometrist annually before getting new lenses. Are you interested in contacts?
Book an eye test with Island Optical today!