When you begin wearing contact lenses, it may take a few days to adjust to them. To ensure a smooth transition, it is crucial to follow these important guidelines for wearing contact lenses.
By adhering to these instructions, you can avoid potential issues and ensure a comfortable and safe experience with your contact lenses.
Can I wear contact lenses every day?
Wearing contact lenses daily is generally safe as long as you maintain proper hygiene practices. Before inserting or removing your lenses, always wash your hands thoroughly to prevent any dirt or bacteria from coming into contact with your eyes.
For daily disposable lenses, remember to dispose of them after each use. Reusing them can lead to eye damage and increase the risk of eye infections. Monthly, two-weekly, or yearly contact lenses should be cleaned, disinfected, and stored according to the recommended schedule. Avoid wearing them beyond the specified duration. If you have extended wear lenses, ensure you have received approval from your optician and followed the fitting process correctly.
Consider using silicone hydrogel lenses for daily wear, as they allow more oxygen to reach your eyes, promoting better eye health.
Can I rub my eyes while wearing contact lenses?
It is best to avoid rubbing your eyes when wearing contact lenses, as this can dislodge the lens or cause irritation and redness. If you experience discomfort or irritation, remove the lenses and use lubricating eye drops to alleviate dryness.
Can contact lenses get lost in your eyes?
Contact lenses cannot get lost behind your eyes. However, in some cases, they may slide up under your upper eyelid if you rub your eyes. If you suspect a lens has moved, gently pull up your upper eyelid, look downward, and massage the eyelid to reposition the lens. If you cannot locate the lens or have concerns, contact your optician for guidance.
Can I wear a contact lens in only one eye?
In rare cases, individuals may need to wear a contact lens in only one eye. However, it is generally recommended to wear corrective contact lenses in both eyes if both have refractive errors. Wearing a lens in only one eye may lead to vision problems, eye strain, and headaches. Always follow your optician's advice regarding the appropriate use of contact lenses.
What happens if I put my contact lens in inside out?
If you accidentally insert your contact lens inside out, your vision may be blurred, and you may experience discomfort. To check if your lens is inside out, remove it, clean it with contact lens solution, and reinsert it correctly.
Remember, the key to avoiding inside-out lenses is to ensure they have a rounded bowl shape when you place them on your eye. Most lenses come pre-shaped correctly in the blister pack.
If you have any concerns about your eye health, always consult with your optician for professional guidance.