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So i've started wearing contact lenses.......

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Ok second day trying em, sometimes i get em in quickly, other times i cant get em in lol! I think i'll get better as time goes by though. Anyway, what i am wondering about is, i'm finding that when… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Ok second day trying em, sometimes i get em in quickly, other times i cant get em in lol! I think i'll get better as time goes by though.

Anyway, what i am wondering about is, i'm finding that when i've got em in i'm blinking more frequently and getting waterry blurred vision which i have to keep blinking to correct it.

Noticed this seems to happen more indoors than out.

Is this my eyes just getting used to em? I want to just put em in and forget their there but i feel like i'm constantly blinking to clear my eye!
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
When I first had contact lenses it used to take me up to an hour to put in & lost count how often I put them in back to front! Make sure you aren't doing that - the Focus ones I use aren't that easy to tell which is the correct way (if you are pretty short sighted!). Should settle down after a while - if you can't get on with what you have then there are plenty of different types - mine used to pretty much dry on my eye so I had to go for a moister lens :thumbsup:
#2
I Just started wearing glasses a couple of weeks ago, and i have to say i'm now seriously thinking of getting contacts (although i said i dont think i ever could! ) coz the glasses are really getting on my nerves and i dont think they suit me at all. My sister & my oh both wear contacts and both say that it's a lot easier than you think its going to be & yes they say they had this to begin with but you do get used to it apparently!
makin my eyes water now btw - just the thought of em! hope it gets easier for you x
#3
I've had contact lenses for a few years now & I'm pretty ok with them.

I went through a similar thing when I first got mine. It could be your eyes getting used to them - it does take a few days.

If it persists though, as said previously, check you're not puting them in 'inside out' or back to front. This sounds silly but it is easily done - I still do it now.

A tip to check they are the right way round is to hold one up to the light or against a bright surface. Have a look at the outer edge of the lense - if it points outwards or is flat - like it's forming an edge, then it's inside out. If its a perfect curve (like an upside down protractor) to the edge then you're ok.

The lenses should naturally spring into shape better if they are the right way round.

I know I've not explained this that well ( been working 17hrs today & I'm goosed) but I hope this helps.

Ps- goes without saying - keep them as clean as poss as well.
#4
I think my optician said if it looks more like a plate then it's the wrong way round & correct if it looks like a bowl shape! Some lenses have put 123 on the sides to help get the correct way first time too.
#5
AberBargoed
I think my optician said if it looks more like a plate then it's the wrong way round & correct if it looks like a bowl shape! Some lenses have put 123 on the sides to help get the correct way first time too.



Aint that wrong, i thought it was like this...

Half a football- Correct

Soup bowl - Wrong
#6
makershaker
Aint that wrong, i thought it was like this...

Half a football- Correct

Soup bowl - Wrong



Yup that works too! Plates are generally flat - so the flatter of the two lenses is incorrect :thumbsup: It's fairly easy to spot after a while - although if in a hurry I sometimes end up putting them in the wrong way.
#7
karaokecolin
I've had contact lenses for a few years now & I'm pretty ok with them.

I went through a similar thing when I first got mine. It could be your eyes getting used to them - it does take a few days.

If it persists though, as said previously, check you're not puting them in 'inside out' or back to front. This sounds silly but it is easily done - I still do it now.

A tip to check they are the right way round is to hold one up to the light or against a bright surface. Have a look at the outer edge of the lense - if it points outwards or is flat - like it's forming an edge, then it's inside out. If its a perfect curve (like an upside down protractor) to the edge then you're ok.

The lenses should naturally spring into shape better if they are the right way round.

I know I've not explained this that well ( been working 17hrs today & I'm goosed) but I hope this helps.

Ps- goes without saying - keep them as clean as poss as well.


Na they were definitly in correct, sometimes i'm seeing fine, other times things are unclear and i have to blink a few times to clear my eye.

Also finding that sometimes i'll look at something, say a sign and it'll take me a few seconds to focus on it!

I've only wore em for 2 hours though to try and let my eyes get used to em.

Are my eyes still adjusting then?
#8
karaokecolin
I've had contact lenses for a few years now & I'm pretty ok with them.

I went through a similar thing when I first got mine. It could be your eyes getting used to them - it does take a few days.

If it persists though, as said previously, check you're not puting them in 'inside out' or back to front. This sounds silly but it is easily done - I still do it now.

A tip to check they are the right way round is to hold one up to the light or against a bright surface. Have a look at the outer edge of the lense - if it points outwards or is flat - like it's forming an edge, then it's inside out. If its a perfect curve (like an upside down protractor) to the edge then you're ok.

The lenses should naturally spring into shape better if they are the right way round.

I know I've not explained this that well ( been working 17hrs today & I'm goosed) but I hope this helps.

Ps- goes without saying - keep them as clean as poss as well.


:thumbsup: good advice, i've also worn lenses for a few years :)
#9
Hi, I've had contacts for over twenty years, but still remember those early days!

Your eyes are having to get used to something being in them, remember what its like when you have an eyelash in your eye, well its a bit like that. So naturally you blink more and produce more water to expell the foreign object.

You will get used to it and the watering will stop (so will the excess blinking), in fact now I don't even now when I've got them in - except I can see!!! lol

Persevere, its definitely worth it.
#10
Getting well used to em now, got em in and out no probs today.

Still getting blurring and watering but i'm sure it will pass!

Recommend these to everybody!
#11
makershaker
Getting well used to em now, got em in and out no probs today.

Still getting blurring and watering but i'm sure it will pass!

Recommend these to everybody!


Been there, done that. Get your eyes lasered, after 18 years of contact lenses I wish I'd done it 10 years ago.
#12
Ooh i'd be too scared to do that incase they did it wrong and i was blind!
#13
Ok been wearing these for 5 days now, longer and longer each day , getting em in and out no problem and finding then comfy when in, still having a wee problem though.....

I'm finding when i'm outdoors, everything is clear and razorsharp, but the minute i step indoors and wear i get blurred watery vision that kinda comes and goes. Is this normal after 5 days, is it gonna take my eyes a couple of weeks to get used to these in all conditions?

I must point out that they didnt have a lense in the correct prescription for my right eye but gave me one that they said was practically the same prescription and wouldnt make much difference. Could that be the problem?
#14
Anyone else have the same early problems?

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