The basics of wearing contact lenses
Wearing contact lenses is a game-changer for many, and especially if you’ve been used to wearing glasses your whole life. Wearing contact lenses frees you from a life of worry about where or how your glasses might be affected (think sport and adventure). And think about how many times you’ve been put off your favourite outfit simply because your glasses just didn’t seem to fit. With contact lenses, seeing yourself happy is much easier (literally). But, if you’re still new to the whole thing, and the idea of sticking your finger anywhere near your eyeballs gives you shivers, we’re here to help you learn how to insert contact lenses.
Here are some contact lenses tips for beginners:
Find the perfect match
First things first, ensure that you’ve consulted with your optometrist on the best contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. For example, perhaps you’d prefer to wear contact lenses day to day, or maybe only for special occasions. Your health care provider will provide you with a lens-wearing schedule to help you find the perfect contact lenses for you. You can check out our dailies or weeklies and monthly’s here: (https://www.eyesupply.co.za/)
Keep it clean
Before bringing contact lenses anywhere near your eyes, make sure your hands are clean at all times. One of the fastest ways to get an infection or a virus is through eye transmission. Also ensure that you contact lens cases is a safe, water-tight container and that you only use contact lens cleaners to maintain your eye hygiene.
See it through
First things first. Whether you have dailies, weeklies, monthlies or colored contact lenses, check that your contact lenses are a regular semi-circular shape and that they’re facing the right way up. Then, place the lens on the tip of your finger and insert. Remember, practice makes perfect. It might feel a little weird at first, but give your eyes time to adjust to the feeling of having lenses over them. Blink your eyes a few times to make sure the contact lenses are in place. When you’re ready to remove your contact lenses, simply pull your lower lid down and pinch the contact lens between your fingers. It should slip away from your eye easily.
Protect your greatest asset
Wearing contact lenses should be easy, painless and liberating. If at any point your contact lenses lead to eye strain, pain or stinging, remove them immediately and consult your optometrist. Make sure to have a bottle of eye drops nearby for optimum comfort. Never take your eye care for granted. Because we care about it too, and we’re here to help guide you through it all.