Dos and Don'ts Guide For Contact Lenses Beginners
Tired of wearing glasses? Don't you just hate it when you have to wear 3D glasses over your spectacles in a movie theatre? "Why don't you just put on contact lenses?" this is the only question you've heard every time you complain about wearing spectacles and you hate it!
Well, not really if you're considering switching to contact lenses. Here are some dos and don'ts that you need to keep in mind when you opt for contact lenses.
When you opt for lenses, remember to always change the solution when you remove the lenses. The only reason being, the contacts not only need to moisturize but they also need to absorb enough solution to keep your eyes hydrated for the day.
Since it is about your eyes, you have to be super careful with how well you maintain your personal hygiene. Make sure to always wash your hands with soap before you get on with using lenses. If at all you fail to do so, once you put the lenses on, you might experience a burning sensation in your eyes. Do not wait for the sensation to settle, take the lenses off immediately.
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I know how you love your manicured nails and you never want to cut them off, but, handling lenses with smaller fingernails is comparatively easier than with long gorgeous ones. Also, dirt tends to get accumulated under your nails, making the chances of you having a little dance session of your own with teary eyes, higher! Removing lenses from your eyes become a task too. So, avoid keeping really long nails when using lenses.
Make sure to get rid of your lenses before you crash on your bed. Keeping your lenses on during the night can cause various problems like corneal ulcers, irritation, red eyes, and in some cases, it has even caused partial blindness. So, make sure to take your lenses off at night.
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Do not wear your lenses longer than you have been prescribed to. An hour here and there is still acceptable. Do not wear them for 12-14 hours if you've been prescribed to wear them for 8-10 hours. You are not only depriving your eyes of oxygen but are also inviting infections.
Make sure that the solution you use for your lenses is either from a well-known brand or prescribed by your ophthalmologist (eye doctor). Also, if the lenses leave a burning sensation every time you put them on, you should speak to your doctor as the solution's composition may not be suitable for your eyes.
There you go, folks! Keep these dos and don'ts in your mind when using your contact lenses and you're good to go! You don't have to hide your perfect winged eyeliner behind those glasses anymore! ;)