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So i'm getting my contact lenses tomorrow......

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ok, went for a trial last week, the optician put them in and took then out for me, they were fantastic when i had em in and went for a walk about! Loved em! One was going slightly cloudy on me so …
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8y, 1h agoPosted 8 years, 1 hour ago
ok, went for a trial last week, the optician put them in and took then out for me, they were fantastic when i had em in and went for a walk about! Loved em!

One was going slightly cloudy on me so optician says i need a Toric lense and ordered it for me. Going back tomorrow where i'll get to put iem in and take em out for myself!

How easy/hard is it to do by yourself?

Any tips or advice?
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8y, 1h agoPosted 8 years, 1 hour ago
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#1
Any tips or advice?


Ask an optician is my best piece of advice, not a shopping forum full of drunks on a Friday night.
#2
^^^ ignore the troll, he has issues.


My first time getting them out I was contemplating going to hospital I struggled so much.

Now-i put them in/take them out without even looking in the mirror!
#3
Have worn them for years with no problem at all. Most people say they couldn't touch their eyes but you dont touch your eyes at all.You simply grab the lense. You'll be fine.
#4
Feeling a bit sqeamish about it to be honest!!
#5
Get yourself a good magnifying mirror to start with and the main thing is when you are starting to get used to them or if you work in air conditioned office don't leave them in too long as they are harder to get out if your eyes get dry. I nearly gave up after the furst week but I went down again to try it while I was in the opticians and have had no problems since.
#6
makershaker
Feeling a bit sqeamish about it to be honest!!


Don't worry, it becomes second nature in days.

Good luck, let us know how you get on!!!
#7
makershaker
Feeling a bit sqeamish about it to be honest!!


Seriously, don't worry about it at all. As Grex said it becomes second nature within days.
#8
Agree with the comments above re ease of use after a little while.

You'll also marvel at being able to look out of the corner of your eye and still see things in focus, opening the oven door and your vision not getting steamed up, and going out in the rain and not being troubled by raindrops on your glasses!

Good luck ;-)
#9
Just make sure you are relaxed /calm and your hands are clean and they will come out easily.
#10
suzyerogers
Agree with the comments above re ease of use after a little while.

You'll also marvel at being able to look out of the corner of your eye and still see things in focus, opening the oven door and your vision not getting steamed up, and going out in the rain and not being troubled by raindrops on your glasses!

Good luck ;-)



When i had the trial i was astonished how good i could see, it felt weird having great vision but with no glasses on, freaked me out a bit! :w00t:
#11
keep both eyes open-when ur putting lenses in and out...best advice you'll get imo.
#12
I've had lenses for over twenty years, and as the others say, it becomes second nature within days. My advice to you is to make sure your nails are short to begin with and have several goes at doing it at the opticians so that you know what your doing.

It is a bit scary at first, but you do get used to it. Make sure you have a good mirror and bright lighting in your bathroom and you should have no problems.

The opticians will give you plenty of advice about how long to wear them and about cleaning (if they're not disposable).

Good luck, and in a few weeks you'll wonder what all the worry was about.
#13
Aye theyre monthly disposables! I'm just gonna stretch my eye open bigtime and shove it straight in, no fear!


:o
#14
And you can get all different coloured ones and change your look :)
#15
I'm already a big hunk though, dont need to change the colour!
#16
lol ignore me i am always doing strange experiments:)
#17
i wear glasses and am looking to wear contacts as easier in my job...are they expensive...i get free prescriptions..glasses..do these count too under my tax credit exemption card?thanks
#18
Costing me £17 per month because i need a toric lense
#19
I have torics, can take them out easily without a mirror, but still struggle to put them in without a mirror :thumbsup:
#20
borolad94
I have torics, can take them out easily without a mirror, but still struggle to put them in without a mirror :thumbsup:


Are torics any different to normal lenses?
#21
Easy peasy, even had an ex bf who used to take them out when I'd drunk too many lol

Now I wear the 30 day/night ones, can leave them in whilst sleeping but put me specs on at weekends
#22
choc1969
Easy peasy, even had an ex bf who used to take them out when I'd drunk too many lol

Now I wear the 30 day/night ones, can leave them in whilst sleeping but put me specs on at weekends


What happens if you rub your eyes and forget you had them in... I so know I would do that if I wore contacts.
#23
makershaker
Are torics any different to normal lenses?


Toric lenses are for people with astigmatism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astigmatism

Nothing serious. Have it myself. Lenses are slightly more expensive though
#24
Miss Money Penny;4759043
What happens if you rub your eyes and forget you had them in... I so know I would do that if I wore contacts.


A few times they've popped out but you learn to be careful :)
#25
choc1969
A few times they've popped out but you learn to be careful :)


So they wouldn't roll to the back of your eyes? no? :oops:
#26
Jefflan22
Toric lenses are for people with astigmatism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astigmatism

Nothing serious. Have it myself. Lenses are slightly more expensive though


Yeah i know that but are they bigger lenses or anything different?
#27
Miss Money Penny;4759068
So they wouldn't roll to the back of your eyes? no? :oops:


No, they usually end up bunched in the corner of my eye lol
#28
choc1969
No, they usually end up bunched in the corner of my eye lol


Ewwwwww! lol
#29
I would love to wear contacts but one, I'm too scared and two, I'd just forget and do something daft!
#30
has your optician ordered you some with your prescription without even letting you try to get them in or out yourself ? - not good
#31
Yeah, but ive to go back today for another trial, its not just a cas e of me pickeing em up and going home
#32
Bloody customer service at Optical Express is a joke!!!

Went down, after dropping my new toric lense 5 times on the floor the optician eventually got it in, they were fine after another walkabout with them in.

I go back to be told were too busy to give you a practice fitting session, you will have to book another appointment. So i booked in for the following day....just as i'm getting ready to leave i get a phone call "were short staffed today so we'll have to cancel your appointment!!!"

So now booked in on Wednesday, if any hold ups this time i'm ditching them and gonna try Specsavers!

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