People new to eye contact Perth in WA and even some experienced users of contact lenses have practical questions about contact lenses. Sometimes, you get nervous when with your doctor and forget to ask some crucial questions about contact lenses. Here are some tips that every contact lens user should read
Are my lenses inside out?
This is a common question among newbie users. Most of them find it hard to determine whether their contact lens is inside out. It can be hard to tell the difference but before putting your contact lenses on your eyes, you should ensure that they look like a half ball. It shouldn’t look like a soup bowl that has a rim. You should place your lens on your finger and let it form a cup. Hold the lens in front of your eyes and look at the side of the cup. The lens should form a ‘U’ to be in the correct position but if it forms a ‘U’ that has the top edges flared out then you should know that it is inside out.
If you are using a handling tint to wear your lenses, you should place the lens on your fingertip and look down at it. The tinted lens’ edge should look very blue. Sometimes it can look green depending on the tint. This will not be the case if the lens is inside out.
Some lenses have a laser marking on the edge. If you are able to read the brand name or the laser marking then the eye contact lenses in Perth are not inside out. You shouldn’t worry if you place your contact lenses in your eye inside out. Your contact lens will feel very uncomfortable but it will not damage your eyes.
Applying your lenses
Always wash your hands before applying your contact lenses. However, avoid oily and scented soaps that might stick to the surface of the lens. You shouldn’t use moisturising lotions and products containing lanolin. Some eye doctors advise on applying the first contact lens in the same eye. This is to avoid mixing up the lenses and wearing the left contact lens on the right eye.
You should shake the case of your lens containing the storage solution gently. This will loosen the lens in case it is stuck. You should avoid pulling the contact lenses with your finger because you might damage them. After sliding the lens from the case, rinse thoroughly using contact lens solution. Put the contact lens on the tip of your middle finger or index finger and let it dry. Use the thumb and the fingers to pull down your lower eyelid and up your upper eyelid.
Place your contact lens on your eye as you look forward or upward. You can also wear lens by putting it on the white part of your eye that is closest to your ear. Close your eyes and roll them in a complete circle. This will help the eye contact Perth in WA to settle. Look at the mirror to ensure that the lenses are correctly positioned.
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