Daily Contact Lenses Information
If you are new to Daily Contact Lenses
, here are some of the most important information you should know about.
- You have probably read all about contacts and feel like you know it all.
- You might know what the difference is between a Toric Lens and a simple spherical lens, or between the different Eyesight Disorders that most people are dealing with.
- You might have already decided what brand to choose, whether to order your Daily Contact Lenses online or purchase them from a retailer.
- You are probably familiar with all the complications that might occur due to improper use.
- You know you have to follow the doctor’s instructions in order to avoid problems, but do you know all the details? I wonder…
In case you didn’t know, you should always wash and dry your hands before touching your contacts.
Remember that each lens is for a particular eye, so you should always start with the same eye, in order to avoid mixing the lenses up.
You should always rinse your contacts with solution before applying, so you wash away any debris that might be on the lens.
This doesn’t apply for daily contact lenses, of course. However, if you are wearing monthly lenses for example, you put the same pair back every day, so you need to pay attention to all the tiny details of maintenance for your own health.
Always check whether the lens is correctly oriented.
can easily fold and turn inside out.
After-wards, place your lens on the tip of your index. Use your middle finger to hold the lower eyelid and your other hand to hold the upper eyelid, so you wouldn’t blink while inserting the lens.
Slowly place the lens on your Cornea. It is easier said than done, but you will soon get used to it. You should look right to the lens or in the mirror to place the lens on the right spot.
Move your eyes a few times, without blinking, and then slowly close them. After-wards you can blink.
This is a secret many people don’t know, especially those who are new to wearing daily contact lenses. If you blink fast after insertion, the lens might just pop out, and you can start all over.
Removing your contact lenses
is even easier. Don’t forget to wash hands before touching your lens or the eye.
Always start with the same eye. Then simply look up, draw your lens to the lower part of your eye with the tip of your finger, pinch the lower part of the lens with two fingers, not to hard so you don’t damage the lens.
If you are wearing disposable contacts, you will simply throw them away; otherwise, you have to clean and disinfect them before putting them back in the container.
You apply the solution again, and then put fresh solution into the container, too. Be careful not to mix the lenses!
Make sure you never wear damaged lenses for they can lead to irritations or infections.
If you feel any discomfort or notice redness in your eyes, remove the lenses. Contact your eye care practitioner if you have any questions.
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