Summary: Contact lenses can be a scary thing, especially if you’re being introduced to them for the first time.
If you’re looking to make the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, there’s a sense of freedom about it. You’ll feel more confident about your overall appearance. Unlike you would with glasses, you won’t have to worry about your contact lenses breaking or falling out of your eyes.
But, wearing contacts does come with its caveats, especially for those that haven’t worn contact lenses before. There can be confusion over things like time frames and especially maintenance. Even though you look forward to wearing lenses, making the switch can be a very scary thing. Here are some tips that will help your confidence.
Be at Ease
It is relatively easy to feel anxious when wearing contact lenses like Bausch and Lomb contacts for example, for the first time. Questions tend to pop up like what if they get scratched or what if they get stuck in my eyes? These are common worries that many first-time contact users have.
In cases like this, you don’t need to feel anxious when wearing your lenses. The contacts won’t get stuck in your eyes. If there is any damage to your eyes, simply go online or your local retailer and purchase new ones. As you start your daily routine of washing your contact lenses, you’ll lower your overall anxiety and feel more comfortable.
Lens.com recommends that you leave your contact lenses in the solution when you are not wearing them. Be sure to get the proper solution that is meant for your specific contact lenses. This cleans the contacts and leaves them hydrated and ready for use. Moreover, they’re going to be more comfortable when you have them in your eyes.
Learn How to Put Your Contact Lenses In
This is probably the most difficult part of the contact wearing process. How do you even put in your contact lenses? First, start by washing your hands thoroughly. Place the lens on the tip of your finger and check that you are putting the lens in properly. When held up to the light, the contact needs to look like a little cup.
With one hand, pull the top of your eye lid up and bottom eye lid down to prevent yourself from blinking. Proceed to move the lens toward your eye and look upward so you’re not directly facing the contact lens itself. Next, place the lens in your eye and let go of your eyelids. Close your eyes so the contact lens can settle in place. Repeat this process with your other eye.