Wearing lenses can be an incredible experience for those who have limited or poor eyesight. It can give wearers the freedom to see just like those who do not need any optical interventions. That being said, there are some side effects to wearing contact lenses, but this shouldn’t put you off wearing them.
Here is a short guide on the best practices to keeping your eyes healthy and in a good condition if you want to wear contact lenses.
Store Your Lenses Correctly
Have you decided that you want to try monthly lenses? That’s great; you just need to remember that you have to change the solution that they are kept in daily to keep them nice and fresh, even if you’re not planning on wearing them for a couple of days.
The solution stops the lenses from drying out and getting misshapen, which can be an uncomfortable experience, and it also prevents bacteria from forming in the lens. Getting into the habit of changing the solution when you’d normally take your lenses out for the night will make sure that doesn’t happen.
If you decide to wear one day lenses, you won’t have to worry about taking out your lenses and keeping them safe until you want to wear them next. Though this does mean that you need to be more careful with them, they aren’t as drop-friendly as their monthly alternatives because they don’t come with a solution, but once you get the hang of popping them in and out, you shouldn’t have any problems.
Worried About Dry Eyes?
Dry eye syndrome can be very unpleasant to experience. It can happen to anyone, but contact lens users can fall victim to this issue because the lens can often ‘replace’ the tears that eyes naturally produce to keep themselves lubricated. Dry eye syndrome can cause red and itchy eyes that feel tired and irritated.
If you want to avoid this, you can speak to your eye doctor or a pharmacist for the best contact lens-friendly eye drops that will suit your needs. You should also take breaks away from screens regularly and be aware of heaters or air conditioning units that can dry out the atmosphere. If you get a chance to, stick a humidifier on to help keep the air moist around you.
Rest Your Eyes
Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses; there’s no doubt about that. However, you need to remember to give your eyes a break from them every once in a while. If you notice your eyes feel tired or are starting to feel drier than normal, it might be a good idea to give them a day or two off and pop your glasses on instead. You can always treat your eyes to a cooling gel eye mask, which will help with the dryness and relax any strain that they might have been under.
Eyes are one of the parts of the body that cannot be replaced once they are damaged beyond repair, so it is important to remember to take care of them, and by following this guide, if you wear contact lenses, you should have very few problems with them at all.