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A Basic Guide to Wearing Eye Contacts

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Contact lenses are extremely convenient when compared to eye glass lenses. Eye glasses are usually uncomfortable and many people do not like wearing them. Eye contacts on the other hand give you freedom and give you more confidence. However, the problem is that many people find it difficult to wear contacts, which is why they resort to glasses even though they do not like them. That doesn’t have to be the case. Initially you may find it difficult but once you get the hang of it you will actually see that wearing contact lenses is not all that difficult.

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Types of Eye Contacts

Contact lenses are of various types’ right from soft prescription contact lenses to blue eye contacts.

  • You will also find black eye contactsthat people with light colored eyes usually prefer.
  • Other options available are contacts for astigmatism, dry eyes, Halloween and other related themed parties. This means that you can wear contacts not just for functionality but also for style and fashion.
  • Prescription contacts that are also colored are easily available as well. These contacts are usually prescribed to people with faulty vision for eye correction and protection. However, eye doctors usually prescribe colorless contacts for people with eye problems.

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Tips When Preparing to Wear Eye Contacts

In order to wear contact lenses without problems you have to prepare yourself.

  • You should first wash your hands with soap and dry them with towel or dry cloth. Use a soft towel so that you wipe your hands neatly.
  • Experts advise that you always wear lenses over the sink but if a vanity mirror makes you feel more comfortable you can choose that as well.
  • Another thing is to wear the contact lens for the right eye first and then the lens for the left eye. However, if you are left-handed you may do the opposite based on your comfort level.

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Steps on How to wear Contact Lenses

  1. Open the case and insert your finger into it. The lens will stick to your finger automatically. Be sure to use only your index finger for easy application. The lens should be at the tip of your finger but it shouldn’t be precarious.
  2. With your left hand, raise your upper eyelid and pull your lower eyelid downwards. Open your eye as much as possible.
  3. Insert your lens and blink once, leaving your eyelids free. If it has been inserted properly you won’t feel a thing. If you feel itching or a poking sensation, it means you did not insert it properly.Remove the lens, change the solution, and repeat the process.

Steps When Removing Eye Contacts

  • Wash your hands with soap and wipe them dry.
  • There are special eye drops for contactsthat you will have to use for lubrication before removing the lenses. Use these drops and apply 2 drops in each eye.
  • After a few seconds, open your eyes.
  • Remove the lens in the right eye first and immediately transfer it to the right case.
  • Do the same with the left eye. Close your eyes again so that they adjust.
  • Open your eyes. Wash your hands again. Keep in mind to change the contact lens solution every day.

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Using contact lensesis not pain staking as many people deem it to be. You simply have to learn steps on how to wear them, how to remove them as well as how to clean and take care of them as mentioned above. You’ll get used to it by wearing them regularly. You may find it difficult the first time but after that it is easy. Be sure to maintain them well so that you don’t damage your lenses and/or your eyes.

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