If you want to know what is it like to wear contact lenses, then ask someone who does. You’ll be surprised that wearing contact lenses is easy, comfortable and you may even forget you’re wearing them.
It’s important that when you’re wearing contacts, they should be quality contact lenses and that you should feel comfortable. Of course, the first time you wear contact lenses will be a little weird and feel a bit strange. That’s only natural.
No matter how good your contact lenses or coloured lenses are, remember you have something in your eye and your body is not used to it.
Even wearing a pair of glasses is pretty odd the first time you do it.
Don’t believe us? Borrow a friend’s pair and try them on for a minute or two.
Once the joke of how silly or gorgeous you look wearing glasses has worn off, you could feel a little uncomfortable. Your eyes will be trying to focus through the lens while your nose and face are trying to get used to having the weight and frame of the glasses across your nose and brow.
What is it like to wear contact lenses the first time?
If you’ve never worn contacts before then you need to keep the following in mind;
- It might be difficult to put the lenses in the first time. Remember to be calm, patient and to follow the instructions.
- Your eyelids may close too quickly as a reflex before you have the lenses in the right spot.
- You won’t hurt yourself if you’re relaxed and careful. Forget any stories you might have heard about someone poking themselves in the eye, scratching the eyeball or somehow going blind.
- If something goes wrong, you will be able to take the lens out. They won’t get stuck in your eye or (and we love this one) get lost behind your eye. How the hell is that even possible?
If you ever put in contact lenses and find them irritating to the eye or the discomfort is too much to ignore, then take them out as soon as possible.
Trouble shooting for your contact lenses
Just because it’s fairly easy to put in contact lenses or coloured contacts, doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be smooth sailing.
If you feel like your lenses are giving you trouble, there’s no reason to hit the panic button. There are a few things that may have gone wrong with your contact lenses and how you’re wearing them.
Here are the top issues to look out for;
- Are they inside-out? (it’s a simple mistake and it does happen more than you think)
- Is there something on the lens or lenses? (dirt, dust, even a hair or fibre will cause problems)
- Could the lenses be damaged in some way? (even a tiny scratch can be irritating to the eye)
- Have the contact lenses been properly cared for and stored away (contacts can easily dry out)
Don’t get frantic and suddenly throw them in the bin. Don’t ignore the discomfort and hope it goes away all by itself either – this is not just the feeling of pins & needles when you get up after sitting cross-legged.
Checking every now and then that your contact lenses feel right is important – it’s your eyes that matter most.
Is it the contact lenses?
If you’re not sure that the discomfort when you wear contact lenses is actually because of the lenses, then do a quick check with yourself.
When your lenses feel uncomfortable or even irritating, make sure that you have been looking after your lenses, that they fit properly in your eye and that they haven’t dried out.
It could be that you are wearing the lenses beyond their time limit. Too many people push the boundary of their lenses and especially coloured contacts by wearing them past their due date. That’s wearing daily lenses more than once, weekly lenses for more than 7 days and monthly ones for anything beyond the four weeks.
Even with the best of care, monthly, weekly and daily lenses are only supposed to be worn for their allotted time – not for ‘one more’ or ‘just a few extra wears’. If it comes down to saving a few dollars and trying your luck, you could be very sorry.
If the discomfort goes away whenever you are not wearing your contacts, then it’s likely that you have a lens problem.
If your eyes are still playing up and they don't feel right or look right, then it is time to see a doctor.
Don’t waste any time with hoping things will change because you could well have an infection of some kind and that can get pretty nasty, pretty quickly.
No need to give up on contact lenses
Just because you have one episode of discomfort, doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to never knowing?
A small mistake in putting in your lenses, having a dud pair or being in a very dry atmosphere for too long could mean your lenses are uncomfortable. There’s no need to jump to the conclusion that you aren’t just made for wearing contacts so you give up wearing contacts forever.
Changing your lenses, the way you put them in or the saline solution you store your contacts in could make all the difference to how comfortable your lenses feel the next time you try them.
Where and how to wear your lenses
You should be able to wear your contact lenses anytime you choose, provided that the environment isn’t too dry and dusty.
Getting anything caught in your eye is bad enough but it can be doubly bad if it is trapped in or behind your contact lens. Always be careful on windy days when stuff like leaves, pollen and dust is flying around in the air.
Look after your contact lenses and coloured contacts and they will look after you.
There are no shortcuts to proper care of lenses.
Wash your hands and dry them properly before you handle your contacts and always keep them clean and stored properly in a sterile saline solution.
No taking a nap or falling asleep in your lenses and never wear them past their time. That’s NEVER!
The fun of coloured contact lenses keeps growing
There’s a truckload of fun to have wearing coloured contacts. So if you’re wondering what is it like to wear contact lenses, you can start with coloured lenses.
This is a great way to get used to wearing contacts and you can chop and change your look to suit your mood or the occasion.
You can get a wide range of contacts in Natural colours, Fancy Dress, Halloween and even Cosplay varieties.
The key is to go for quality. But where do you find them?
Here’s the thing – they’re all here and all fully EU tested and certified quality lenses.
You’ll find the best coloured lenses at MesmerEyez.
Fantastic styles, huge selection, great lenses and at a great price. That’s the ticket!
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