Contact lenses – Step by step guide
If you’ve been considering contact lenses, the first step is to decide if this would be for you.
There are many benefits that come with wearing contacts over glasses, including greater convenience and privacy.
If you’re interested in learning how to use your contacts, read on!
Before you make the switch to contact lenses, have a thorough eye exam.
Contact lenses are not for everyone.
If you don’t want to wear them and your vision is good enough without them, it’s best to stick with what you know until it becomes an issue—or until your eyesight deteriorates enough that wearing contacts would be beneficial.
But if you’re interested in improving both eyesight and comfort while wearing lenses (and maybe even getting rid of those pesky glasses), there are some things worth considering before jumping headfirst into contact lens wear.
Consider what you’ll use contact lenses for and how often you plan to wear them.
Once you’ve decided on your contacts, it’s time to consider how often you’ll wear them.
If you’re wearing contacts all day long and don’t have any trouble sleeping with them in, then daily disposables are probably the best choice for you.
If wearing daily disposables isn’t an option for some reason—maybe because of hygiene concerns or because they’re not comfortable enough for extended wear—then consider switching to monthly or bi-weekly disposables.
These types of lenses tend to be more durable than daily disposable options, which means they can last longer without breaking down as quickly over time.
However, if the cost of monthly or bi-weekly lenses is too high for your budget (or if there are other options out there that offer better value), then choose a daily disposable brand instead!
There are many contact lens material options to suit different needs.
Soft contact lenses are the most comfortable, easy to wear and recommended for people who wear glasses or have a high prescription.
They’re also good for those who want to spend more time outside without worrying about irritation from dry eyes.
Soft contacts usually come in two types: rigid (also called rigid gas permeable) and soft (also called soft gas permeable).
Both types can be worn for long periods of time, but some people prefer one over the other because they feel more comfortable with one type over another.
Choose a contact lenses solution that is convenient for you.
When it comes time to choose a contact solution, there are many options available.
You can get them at your local pharmacy or online.
You can also purchase them at a supermarket or discount store, as well as department stores.
If you’re looking for convenience, try picking up an eye-drop bottle of saline solution from your local drugstore.
This will allow you to use the same bottle over and over again without having to worry about refilling it every time—just keep some extra in case of emergencies!
Wash your hands before handling contacts.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Use a hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water.
- Avoid touching the lens when inserting it in your eye.
Apply contact lenses on one eye at a time.
- Apply contact lenses on one eye at a time.
- Don’t swap between eyes, and don’t mix up right and left.
- Don’t wear contacts while wearing glasses, or your vision will be blurry (or worse). If you have to wear them anyway, try to keep the distance between the two pairs of lenses as short as possible so that you can see clearly with both eyes at once. Also make sure not to rub your eyes after putting in contact lenses because this can irritate them even more than normal!
- Never put on contact lenses when swimming—the water could damage them or cause them to fall out easily! Similarly, sleeping in an upright position is also not recommended; if it is necessary for some reason then try laying down flat instead (but never lie face down). And lastly: don’t shower while wearing contacts!
To insert or remove contacts, get into a comfortable position with good lighting.
If you’re like most people, your first instinct when inserting or removing contacts is to get into a relaxed position.
This can be done in the car on the way home from work, or while waiting for your bus to arrive at school.
It’s important that you don’t rush this step—you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly without any problems! Here are some tips:
- Get into a comfortable position with good lighting around you (e.g., dim lighting). If it’s too bright outside, consider closing one eye until you’ve inserted the lens into your other eye and then opening both eyes again before continuing with steps 1-3 below.
- Don’t touch the lens! This means don’t try to force anything through either eye; just let nature take its course so as not risk damaging either of your eyes unnecessarily.* Don’t blink too hard or forcefully; this could cause discomfort during insertion through one side or both sides of each socket respectively depending on how hard/firmly pressed down upon them during each respective attempt (or perhaps even double-checking both sides just once more before moving onto something else altogether).
Avoid touching the lens when inserting it in your eye.
- Don’t touch the lens with your fingers.
- Don’t use your fingers to clean the lens.
- Don’t use your fingers to apply the lens.
- Don’t use your fingers to remove the lens, or place it in an area where other people could see it without knowing how it works (for example, don’t place a contact in front of someone’s eyes while they’re driving). If you need to put something in front of someone’s eyes while they’re driving, ask them first! Or call AAA and ask them for directions on how best do this safely; I’m sure they’ll be happy too because we won’t get lost anymore 🙂
Clean and disinfect lenses daily with a multipurpose solution.
- Wash your hands first. Use a multipurpose solution to clean the lenses and disinfect them, then dry them thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth.
- Use an eye-safe cleaning solution that is designed for contact lens wearers and their eyes only. Avoid using alcohol based solutions as they can damage the plastic of your contacts or cause irritation to your eyes if you rub them too hard after washing them with water alone (which may happen if you use too much force).
- Make sure that any cleaning solution has been diluted sufficiently before applying it on to the surface of your contacts; otherwise it could irritate sensitive areas like cornea or eyelids which could cause problems with vision clarity or even injury due to excessive force being applied when trying remove dirt from around these areas where there are no tears present!
Give your eyes a break from contact lenses at least once a week by wearing your glasses instead. Take your contacts out before going to sleep or napping, too.
If you’re wearing contacts, take your lenses out at least once a week.
This will give your eyes a break from contact lenses and help them adjust to the light, darkness, distance and different angles of vision that come with wearing glasses.
You may also want to remove them when:
- You’re sleeping or napping (the same goes if you have an eye infection).
- Your eyes feel dry and scratchy after spending time outdoors in bright sunlight or on high altitudes where there is less oxygen available in the air.
Don’t wear your contacts during certain activities, such as swimming, using a hot tub or showering, because of the potential for contamination and infection.
It’s important to wear your contacts during swimming, hot tubs and showers.
Don’t do this! If you’re wearing a set of single vision lenses and take them out in the water, they’ll get wet and start to damage or corrode your eyes.
The same goes for contact lenses if you have any other type of eye problems such as dry eyes or corneal ulcers (a small area on the surface of your eyeball).
Your doctor will tell you what activities are safe for contact lens users based on their medical history or allergies.
You should also ask them before using an antibiotic medication while wearing contacts in case it could change how they react with your lenses over time—although most antibiotics seem safe enough when used as directed; this is something worth checking out with both an ophthalmologist/ophthalmologist/optometrist (eye doctor) first!
Contact lenses are easy to use once you get the hang of them
Contact lenses are easy to use once you get the hang of them.
They can be worn for long periods of time and are convenient because they are invisible.
You should consider contact lenses if:
- You have a busy lifestyle, such as working full-time or going to school, which means that your eyes will be tired by the end of the day.
- You enjoy sports like swimming or running because wearing contact lenses makes activities easier on your eyes and lessens eye strain if any occurs during exercise.
There you have it!
We hope this guide has helped you decide on the right contact lenses for your needs.
If you still have any questions or would like to learn more about contacts, please feel free to call us at +91-7904424588 and we will be happy.
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