Getting used to contact lenses.......

18 replies
Found 10th Apr 2009
How bloody long does it take for your eyes to get used to em?

Been using em for a week and finding outdoors in the fresh air they are great but indoors my eyes get a bit watery and blurred!

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why dont you just strip when you get indoors would that not be easier? :whistling:

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wulshaz;4890204

why dont you just strip when you get indoors would that not be easier? … why dont you just strip when you get indoors would that not be easier? :whistling:



...erm, i do!!! ;-)

makershaker;4890218

...erm, i do!!! ;-)


mmmm:roll:

I never got used to wearing them, probably because I only wore them once a week if that lol! But I was useless as putting them in, sometimes it would take up to 20 minutes!
But, I've just had my eyes lasered and I'd recommend that to anyone who's sick of wearing glasses but struggling with contacts. It's the best thing I've ever done and cheaper than you'd think (would definitely save you money in the long run).

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i dunno if i fancy it, just the thought of it going wrong and ending up blind!

What time limit did your optician say you should keep them in for? My optician said for my eyes I shouldn't wear them for any longer than 8 hours at a time. I have bought some eye drops that you can use whilst your wearing you lense which gives some comfort but I find that I can't wear them all the time cos the bug me.

I haven't worn lenses for over 10 years so its starting all over again for me!

makershaker;4890803

i dunno if i fancy it, just the thought of it going wrong and ending up … i dunno if i fancy it, just the thought of it going wrong and ending up blind!



I don't think that is a particularly big risk to be honest. However you could be unlucky like me and have them start to deteriorate after 7 years and here I am 9 years post laser treatment and I need glasses and lenses all over again.

Original Poster

They said i could keep em in for around 10 hours or so at work.

Is it normal to still get blurry eyes when indoors after a week? They are crystal clear when i'm out in the fresh air!

Your eyes are drying out inside thats why they are blurring - they are sticking to your eye.

Original Poster

So whats the solution to it, apart from stay outdoors!

Use plenty of eye drops in the early days - make sure you buy drops specifically for use with contacts.

After a while you'll be more used to them and need drops less.

The only time I need drops now is for flying. On a plane.

grex9101;4890980

Use plenty of eye drops in the early days - make sure you buy drops … Use plenty of eye drops in the early days - make sure you buy drops specifically for use with contacts.After a while you'll be more used to them and need drops less.The only time I need drops now is for flying. [COLOR="Red"]On a plane[/COLOR].



Are you ok with any other kind of flying? lol:p

BECKYBOO;4891028

Are you ok with any other kind of flying? lol:p



Strangely, yes

been using 1 day throwaways for about 4 months now as I got get up with my 3 year old constantly destroying my glasses. Never had any problems from day 1, except they get a bit dry when I take naps during the day but that's my own fault. They get a bit blurry when your eyes dry out and there aint alot you can do but blink more often

grex9101;4891066

Strangely, yes



Mmmmmmm now i'm intrigued.

Original Poster

grex9101;4890980

Use plenty of eye drops in the early days - make sure you buy drops … Use plenty of eye drops in the early days - make sure you buy drops specifically for use with contacts.After a while you'll be more used to them and need drops less.




What kind of eye drops? Do i drop em in while my contacts are in?

Plus if i dont use em will my eyes eventually get used to em and the blurryness will go away?

makershaker;4890803

i dunno if i fancy it, just the thought of it going wrong and ending up … i dunno if i fancy it, just the thought of it going wrong and ending up blind!



That was one of my worries but no-one has ever gone blind from having it done apparently.

I was just well pleased that I got told my eye sight had become better than 20-20 and I could fly a fighter jet!













Not that I want to though, lol.

Dryness of the eyes also gets worse as you get older. Rubbing the eyes stimulates the tear ducts to excrete more liquid and that may help. Air conditioned buildings dry eyes very quickly, especially soft lenses as does flying as mentioned earlier. Boots sell an eyedrop bottle suitable for lens wearers and Allergen do some single dose phials. You will get used to them after a while but you will also notice you are much more sensitive to bright sunlight and need sunglasses outdoors in the summer.
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