Contact lenses are great for anyone who doesn't like the idea of wearing prescription glasses. They are also convenient for those times when you would like to wear your favorite pair of sunglasses that you wouldn't be able to wear if you are dependent on glasses to see properly. If you have decided that you would like to wear contact lenses, then you need to learn how to care for them and tips for having an easier time getting used to having them in. The information below will educate you on caring for your contacts, putting them in, removing them and wearing them.
Caring for your contact lenses
You should rinse your contacts both before you put them in your eyes and before putting them in the storage case. Also, change out the solution every few times to avoid bacteria growth. Never wash your contacts with water; only use the solution intended for them. Wash and dry your hands anytime you are going to be handling your contacts.
Putting your contacts in your eyes
You want to rinse your contacts off with a wetting solution and rub them between your fingers first. Fill the lens about half way up with solution and keep it on the tip of your index finger. Then, open your eye wide using your index finger and thumb of the other hand to separate your eye lids. Lean your head forward and look slightly to the side. Place the contact in your eye. It will center itself on its own.
Taking your contacts out
To take your contacts out, you want to use your index finger and thumb of your non-dominant hand and hold your eyelids open. Carefully grab the edges of the contact with the index finger and thumb of your non-dominant hand and lightly squeeze it until it pops off into your fingers.
When to not wear your contacts
Avoid wearing your contacts anytime there is an increased risk of damaging or losing them. Try not to wear them on extremely windy days when dust can be blown in your eyes. Also, avoid wearing them when you are going to be around spray paint or other aerosols that can cause a sticky film to damage them.
Now that you have more information about contact lenses, you will have a more successful experience wearing them and doing what you can to ensure they last as long as possible. Contact a company like Coffman Optical for more information.