How to Switch to Contact Lenses When You Are Not Comfortable With Traditional Glasses
Switching to contact lenses can sometimes be an uncomfortable thing to do. If you have been wearing contact lenses for some time now and have gotten used to having relatively little discomfort from them, it may be because of two important factors. The first is that your contacts are simply not allowing your eyes to “flow” as they would normally, much like how the eye muscle muscles gradually get stronger and more efficient as you get older. Once your contacts are very comfortable with you, this should take care of most of the discomfort.
The second reason why you may be switching
is simply that your contacts are becoming really uncomfortable for you. The more often you wear them, the more the muscles in your face start to tense up. This causes the muscles in your face to push the eyes towards the sides of your head instead of away from it. These two factors combine to make your vision less clear and blurry. When you start to notice less clarity in your eyes after several hours of wear, it is time to take a step back and start wearing smaller, softer lenses.
The first step to taking the next step and switching to contacts
is to talk to your doctor about what will need to be done when it comes to inserting and wearing your contact lenses. If you are a smoker, you are going to have to stop smoking long before you start inserting your lenses. Also, if you have any allergies, such as hay fever, you are going to need to steer clear of contacts until those allergies are under control. Your doctor will let you know whether your allergies are causing the irritation that you are experiencing. Once he or she knows what is irritating, you will be able to safely insert your lenses.
After your doctor has given you all of the information
that they need to know about your eyes, the second step is to find a good, quality pair of hard contact lenses. You can visit stores like Lens Crafters, Sears Optical, Wal-Mart Optical, Kmart Optical, or J.C. Penney Optical to find the highest quality contact lenses that are appropriate for you. You should only buy hard contact lenses from stores that have an excellent reputation and are dedicated to offering you the highest quality products. You will be happy you did so, and your vision will be much clearer once you have started wearing them.
The third thing to do when it comes to wearing lenses
is to remember to rinse your hands thoroughly before you insert your lenses. The next thing you want to do is put some eye drops in your mouth before you even try to put your contact in. Once you have put the drops in your mouth and gotten rid of the discomfort in your eyes, you will then want to place the drops in your palm and press the drops in the inside of your upper eyelid until they are easily rubbed in. If you do not have enough irritation, you might want to try to rub some baby oil on your irritated eyes. This is one of the fastest ways to get rid of the irritation without irritating your eyes.
The fourth thing you need to do
is use a good contact solution that helps to eliminate bacteria. The contact solution you choose will depend on what condition your eyes are in, but at the very least you will need something to reduce the swelling and any redness. You can purchase a variety of different contact solutions at your local optometrist office, drugstores, and online retailers. The contact solution you choose will help to prevent dry eyes or cracked skin. Once you have begun wearing contacts, you will notice that the contacts feel comfortable and that you no longer experience the discomfort associated with not wearing contacts.