What To Expect When First Wearing Contact Lenses

When considering contacts, many guys wonder what to expect when first wearing contact lenses. This is a common concern because most guys are a little wary about touching their eyes, since they are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Using and wearing contacts can be a very easy and pain-free experience if you know how to properly insert, remove and care for the lenses.

Contacts need to be stored and washed in saline solution. You will need to do this every night after you remove your contacts. Some people find this to be a hassle and choose to stick with traditional glasses. It's extremely important that the contacts get washed every night and you do not fall asleep with them in your eyes. This can be a common mistake when first wearing contact lenses. While most of the time sleeping in contacts will cause no serious problems, there is a small chance that the contacts could roll to the back of your eyeball, requiring a doctor's removal.

You should expect some discomfort upon insertion and removal when first wearing contact lenses. This discomfort will disappear within a week or two of wear. The best method of insertion is to pull your eyelids open and balance the contact on one finger. Slowly press it directly onto your eye. It should slip into place with ease. This may feel a bit funny when first wearing contact lenses. To remove the lenses, simply pinch the surface of your eye with your thumb and forefinger. The contact will easily slip free.

A common fear when first wearing contact lenses is that they will hurt or feel funny. You will most likely be unable to feel the contact once it is placed on your eye. Any discomfort that is experienced when first wearing contact lenses will disappear quickly.

Wearing contact lenses for the first time can be a little awkward and uncomfortable, but most guys quickly adapt to the new lenses and adjust to their use with ease.


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