If you like the idea of being able to wear contact lenses and the freedom they offer, then your optometrist can get you started. You will have to go in to have your eyes measured and take an eye exam to receive your current prescription. The optometrist can order the lenses for you, or you can go through a third party if you choose. If you have a very hard time touching your eyes, there is still hope for you. This article will teach you tips to help you get your contacts in and out when you have very sensitive eyes.
Tricks to putting the contacts in
For most people, being shown how to put their contacts in once from the optometry staff is enough. However, it may not be so easy for you and you'll need to find ways to work around your fears of touching your eyes.
The first thing you want to do is make sure your hands are clean and rinsed off well so you won't need to worry about any stinging from soap residue. Then, use the contact solution to clean the lenses well and then fill each contact half-way with the solution. Filling it half-way up makes it stick to your eye easier. However, don't fill it higher than this or the side of the contact will collapse.
Lean forward and use your non-dominant middle finger and thumb to pull up and down on your eyelids. With the contact on the middle finger of your dominant hand, bring it up close to your eye. Look slightly inward toward your nose and bring the contact closer until it attaches to your eye. Due to the solution, it will feel more like you are putting eye drops in rather than a contact. It will align itself on your eye correctly when you blink.
Tricks to taking the contacts out
There are different methods you can use for taking out your contacts. A couple of the more common ways are to slide the contacts down your bottom eyelid or to pinch the contact. However, both of these methods have you touching your eyes quite a bit.
A good method for you will require you to pull up on your upper eyelid and down on the bottom eyelid from the side of your eye closest to your ear. At this point, look toward your nose and blink. The contact should pop out of your eye, so be sure you have your free hand under your eye to catch it.
These tips should help you to put your contacts in and taking them out with minimal touching of your eye.
To learn more about contact lenses, contact a company like Brooks Eyecare.Share
11 December 2015
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