If you have got your first pair of contact lenses, you will be amazed at the small visual details it will offer you. You will be marvelled by how clear you can see the dew on the grass and different shades.
First few days with the contacts are very exciting times but it’s also a little scary as well. After all, contacts are high-tech medical devices for one of your most valued senses; your vision. Therefore, it is necessary that you follow the guidelines to take care of lenses and make good choices to keep your lenses safe for the eyes.
Here are a few tips for you to handle your contact lenses.
Keep the lenses clean:
You need to take care of the cleanliness of the lenses especially. The eye practitioners give guidelines that are specific to the lens care regime. If you are instructed to use multipurpose solution, after removing the lenses, you should rub and rinse the lenses before placing in the fresh solution. Don’t reuse the solution that’s already in the case. Throw out the solution in the case when you wear the lenses in the morning and rinse it with fresh solution and leave it open and upside down on a paper towel to let it dry.
You need to keep replacing the lens case after every 2-3 months. If this daily routine seems a lot to you, you can ask your doctor for daily disposable lenses. These daily lenses should be thrown out after using them for one day. Using them for more than one day can be harmful to your eyes, therefore, exchanging them for a new pair every day is necessary. It also eliminates storage and cleaning concerns.
Those who recently start to wear contacts worry that they will end up scratching their eyes while putting them on or off. Some fear that the contacts will go at the back of the eye from where it can never come out.
Removing and inserting lenses can make the new users nervous at first, but there is nothing to be worried about though it may seem awkward. However, you should wash your hands with soap before you touch your eyes. Also, the inside of the eyelids is connected to the back of the eye which prevents the lenses from slipping to the back.
It’s important that you stay hydrated by drinking enough water to fulfil your body needs. In addition to drinking water, you may wish to support your fluid intake with rewetting drops for the eyes. People who spend a greater part of the day in front of screens, or in the air-conditioned rooms should regularly use these eye drops even if they don’t use contacts.
If you wear contacts, you need to make sure that it is compatible with your lenses and strictly follow the instructions of the doctor.
Stick to the declared wearing and replacement plan:
Strictly follow the prescription of the lenses. Wear the lenses only for as long as the doctor says. Get the lenses replaced after the prescribed amount of time. Get the daily lenses replaced every day and do not try to stretch out the life of the lenses more than prescribed. More, never sleep or nap while wearing the lenses.
Visit your eye doctor regularly
You should keep visiting your eye doctor regularly to monitor the health of your eye. Use only those products that are prescribed by the doctor. Inform your eye doctor if you feel any kind of discomfort instead of putting up with it.
Don’t substitute the product for the brand without consulting the doctor first. Keep your appointments with the doctor and stick to them.