The most important time saving and discomfort ending tip has to do with the few minutes right after a contact lens is inserted in the eye. All contact wearers but especially new wearers will often feel a burning or a foreign body sensation when the lens is first on the eye. This is almost always due to a slight bit of dryness or a speck of dust on the lens. The solution is to look up and use your finger to drag the lens to the lower white part of the eye, and then gently move the lens left to right 4 or 5 times and then drag it back up. This will usually solve the problem.
Remember to always insert a wet contact lens with a dry finger and dry eyelids(we understand that this is easier said than done but give it a try, it helps).
If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses, you have many contact lens options.
These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
- Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes neednât be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
- What if you could wear contacts while sleeping, and then see clearly during the day without them? It might sound like magic, but itâs a time-tested reality called ortho-k.
- âI canât wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.â This once-true statement is now simply a myth.