If you just found out you need corrective lenses or you have only worn prescription glasses, you may be thinking about giving contacts a try. In order to decide whether or not contacts are a good way for you to go, you should earn a little bit about what you can expect wearing them to be like. The information here will give you a better idea of how they feel, how you care for them and things you should be concerned about. This will help you decide whether or not they may be a good fit for your needs.
The contacts may take a while to get used to
Some people find they are able to get used to having soft lenses in almost immediately. However, other people may feel as if they have something little in their eye when they first start wearing them. This feeling should not last long and if it does, then you should go back in to the optometrist and have them take a look at the lenses. If you have special circumstances that require you to wear hard lenses, then they can be uncomfortable for a while. Your eye lids will need to develop small callouses on them before you can wear them without any discomfort.
Steps to take when you put the contacts in
When you are going to put the contacts in your eyes, make sure you have washed your hands and rinsed all of the soap off of them completely. Use the contact solution to rinse off each lenses and fill each one half way up with solution so they go into your eyes more easily. If you look slightly toward your nose when you put the contacts in, they go in more comfortably and will adjust to the right position as soon as you blink.
When to not wear your contact lenses
If you are going to be in a situation that tends to be uncomfortable for your eyes, then it may be a bad environment to wear your contact lenses in. For example, if it is very windy outside and you know your eyes are going to be tearing and irritated, then the contacts may be at risk of falling out from your eyes watering and you rubbing them. If you are going to be around an area with sawdust in the air, then microscopic pieces may get on them and cause damage. If you have to wear them in certain conditions, consider wearing sunglasses, safety goggles or other protective coverings.
Talk to an eye doctor, like those at Las Vegas Family Eye Care, to learn more.