4 Tips For New Contact Lens Wearers


Contact lenses are a very convenient way to correct your vision, but if you have only ever worn glasses, there are a few things that you'll need to learn about caring for your new contacts. The learning curve for learning how to care for contact lenses is typically short, and it most likely won't be long until wearing and caring for contacts is second nature. If you're about to get your first pair of soft contact lenses, use the following tips:

Always Clean Your Hands Before Inserting Your Contacts

Clean hands are essential for inserting contact lenses, as you don't want to transfer dirt, debris, germs, or oils into your eyes. Clean your hands with a mild soap, and then dry them with a lint-free towel so you do not transfer any lint fibers onto the surface of your contacts. Avoid using moisturizing soaps or lotions on your hands before inserting your contacts as compounds in these can damage your contact lenses and also irritate your eyes.

Start with the Same Eye Each Time You Insert Your Contact Lenses

If you're like most people, there is a good chance that your eyes have different prescription strengths. You can prevent accidentally inserting the contact for your right eye into your left eye, and vice versa, by always starting with the same eye. Over time this will become a natural routine, and you'll have no problem making sure that the correct contact lenses goes in each eye.

Do Not Sleep With Your Contact Lenses In

While there are a few brands of contacts that are designed for around the clock wear, the majority of soft contact lenses need to be taken out at night before you go to sleep. Sleeping with your contacts in can cause severe eye irritation, and if you neglect to remove your contacts for days on end you may end up with a serious eye infection.

Don't Ignore Pain or Irritation

When you're wearing the right brand of contacts and they are properly cleaned, you should not feel any discomfort. If your eyes are feeling irritated, or you're experiencing eye pain, immediately take your contacts out. Try cleaning and disinfecting your contacts thoroughly before inserting them again. If they are still irritating your eyes after being cleaned contact your eye doctor- you may need to wear a different brand of contacts, or you may need to use a different type of cleaning solution. To find out more about contact lenses, speak with a business like Brooks Eyecare.



6 June 2015

Vision and Learning

Vision problems can be sneaky. When my daughter started having trouble in school, nobody thought that the problem could be with her vision. She wasn't complaining about not being able to see ; she was acting out instead. Plus, she could read the eye chart. It took a lot of trial and error to realize that while she could see, her eyes weren't working together correctly. She needed vision therapy to get herself back on track. I started this blog to share information with other concerned parents about how vision affects learning. Don't let a vision problem sneak by you and impact your child's education.