How to Adjust to Contact Lenses Wearers
Adjusting to Contact Lenses is not as simple as one might think. It takes a little trial and error to find the best option for you. First, always take along your prescription information for the lenses that will be prescribed. An initial examination done by an authorized eye doctor will assist in determining if you are suited for wearing contacts and which brand would be better and more comfortable for you. Most eye doctors would suggest that, if possible, it is always preferable that you wear vision corrected items made by the top brands in the market.
Wearing dry eyes contacts
that are too large can make the eye feel uncomfortable for certain individuals. For this, it is important that you also clean the lenses regularly. This is because too much buildup of dirt on the lens surface may also cause irritation and even damage. When cleaning, use only soft cotton swabs and never alcohol-based ones. In addition to this, when cleaning, always pay attention to the cleaning instructions provided by your eye doctor.
When adjusting to LASIK
there will be some minor inconvenience such as itching sensation or minor light sensitivity due to the temporary removal of the corneal tissue during the procedure. Normally, these symptoms will subside after several hours. However, you may experience slight discomfort just before the surgical procedure. It is quite normal. If the discomfort does not go away after about six hours, you may experience slight blurriness of vision and sometimes blurred vision, reduced contrast and glare, double vision, and tunnel vision, increased eye movement, and eye fatigue.
To get used to adjusting to soft contact lenses
your eye doctor might prescribe an over-the-counter form of lubricant called Acrylamide, which reduces the discomfort. Also, you should gradually increase the number of sessions until you get used to the fluid-filled, clear eye. You should try to avoid rubbing your eyes when you get used to new contacts. Before the session, make sure you wipe your eyes clean with lukewarm water, wiping the area surrounding your eyes carefully. You may also want to take a warm shower before the session to help reduce swelling and dryness.
Your eye care professional
may give you an instruction book or provide you with helpful videos, so that adjusting to LASIK becomes a little easier. After your first few attempts, you can begin to increase the number of sessions until you are comfortable with the process. The key to successful eye correction is the patient’s willingness to give it a try. Most people who wear contacts think they are perfectly safe and secure. However, they are unaware of the health risks they expose themselves to every day. By keeping an eye on yourself and reading the eye care provider’s instructions, you will gradually become aware of what to do to prevent any danger.
Many practitioners will always tell their patients
to follow the instructions given by them and not to be afraid to ask questions. They are happy for patients to ask questions that they may not have thought of before adjusting to wearing contact lenses, wearers. Ask your eye care specialist if there are any other methods that they recommend besides just sticking with the standard one or two sessions. Some suggest that patients avoid contact lens wearing for a few days before the adjustment, as well as during the procedure. This helps you to be prepared, and it gives you a better understanding of what to expect once the procedure has been completed.