Contact lenses are an effective and convenient method of vision correction without having to use glasses. With time, more people are opting for contacts, keeping in mind the convenience contact lenses offer. Just like anything else, you get a variety of choices when it comes to contact lenses, of course depending on your needs. You can find contact lenses for vision errors such as astigmatism, myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia and more.
If you’re thinking that you’ve got a 20/20 vision, can you still buy contact lenses? The answer is yes, for a stylish colour update, you can go for coloured contact lenses. Safe to wear, these lenses will add a sparkly element to your eyes. Coloured lenses are available in prescription and non-prescription/plano for cosmetic use, so everyone can enjoy them.
If you’ve a busy schedule, you can get your contact lenses online at Feel Good Contacts. Order online from the variety of contact lenses they offer; dailies, monthlies, two-weeklies, or coloured, you can get them all here. They stock great brands such as Acuvue, Freshlook and more. The best part is yet to come; they’re the cheapest in the market! To back this up, they offer a Price Match Guarantee, meaning, if you find the same product elsewhere at a cheaper price, they’ll happily refund you the difference.
Contact Lens Safety Tips
Whilst contact lenses are very convenient and they do provide comfort, you could be putting your eyes at risk if you don’t take care of your contacts. Here are some pro-tips to help you maintain healthy eyes and contact lenses.
Getting contacts from a reliable source is important
First and foremost, always choose from a reputed and trustworthy retailer. Check for reviews and ratings; check the manufacturers and brands they offer. Trustpilot is a reliable platform to check if a retailer is legitimate or not.
Contact lens fitting
Before buying contact lenses, make sure to go for a contact lens fitting session as it is important for the lens to perfectly sit on the curvature of your eyes to provide you with clear vision. If you wish to buy non-prescription coloured contact lenses, it is still best to go for a fitting session because ill-fitting lenses can cause discomfort.
Keep your contact lenses clean
If you’re opting for monthlies or two-weeklies, make sure to clean your contact lenses with a contact lens solution every day. Cleaning and storing your lenses in solution is essential for them to be ready to be used the next day. Here are some steps you can follow to clean and store your lenses:
- Wash and dry your hands with a lint-free towel before putting your contacts in
- Place the lens on your palm
- Apply a few drops of contact lens solution
- Very gently rub the lens back and forth with your thumb and index finger for at least 10 seconds
- With a few more drops of contact lens solution, rinse them
- Disinfect them by putting them in a clean contact lens case filled with fresh disinfecting solution
- Repeat this process for the other lens too
- Leave the lens in the case as recommended on the product packaging
Stay away from water whilst wearing contact lenses
You must strictly stay away from water when you’re wearing your contacts. Be it swimming, taking a shower or going for any sort of water activity. Any water contact with your lenses can risk an eye infection, such as Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Contact with water can change the shape of your lenses too. You must refrain from wearing contact lenses, instead go for prescription goggles. But don’t worry, if you’re feeling emotional, it’s completely safe to cry in your contacts.
Don’t sleep with your contacts in
It is recommended to not sleep with your contact lenses in; this can lead to eye issues such as irritation or serious infections. Nap lovers need to be very mindful that even a short nap whilst wearing your contact lenses can be detrimental, it is just not worth risking your eyes.
Please note that if you’re contacts are not specifically designed as extended wear or for wearing overnight, it’s worth refraining from sleeping with the contacts in.
Ways to tackle if you’ve fallen asleep with your lenses in
Due to your hectic schedule, or whilst travelling on the trains or tubes, if you’ve fallen asleep by mistake, don’t worry, just make sure not to remove your contact lenses instantly. You might already be experiencing irritated eyes, so blink, blink, and blink for a while to help your eyes retain some moisture naturally. Relax for a bit and then pluck your lenses out. If you’re wearing dailies, dispose of them; monthlies can be disinfected using the appropriate contact lens solution.
You may also want to avoid wearing lenses for the rest of the day to allow your eyes to recover, if you carry a spare pair of glasses, this is the time to use them.
Don’t rub your eyes
It is advised not to rub your eyes with your contact lenses in, this can displace your contact lenses by pushing them from your pupil. If you’ve rubbed your eyes by mistake and you’re experiencing irritated or dry eyes, its best to use eye drops; they’re a good option to get rid of eye irritation soothing your eyes.
Why contact lens safety is important
It is essential to know how to take care of your contact lenses. Incorrect application or lazy lens care routine can result in infections. Eye infections result in symptoms, including red eyes, pain, light sensitivity, blurry vision and more.
If your symptoms are persistent, you must visit your doctor as a priority.
All these tips will help you to maintain a healthy lens care practice; if you are out of time and need your lenses asap, order them online through Feel Good Contacts; order as late as 11:59pm and get your contacts delivered the very next day!