How long does it take your eyes to adjust to contacts?
Most professionals will tell you that you can expect it to take as long as two weeks to get adjusted to your new lenses. Here is a look at a few tips to help smooth the transition to wearing contacts and when you may need a little extra help from your eye doctor.
Are contact lenses uncomfortable?
While contact lenses are now more comfortable than ever, some users will experience discomfort when wearing them. The good news, however, is that eye discomfort due to contact lens wear can be easily remedied and isn’t normal.
Can you cry with contacts in?
Is it bad to cry with contacts in your eyes? It’s safe to cry with your contacts in as long as you avoid touching your eyes. Rubbing or wiping one of your eyes could wrinkle or fold your contact lens, dislodge it from the cornea and cause it to get stuck under the upper eyelid.
Can you put contact solution in your eyes?
Contact Solution is mainly used to clean your contact lenses from the daily grime and germs that buildup. It is not meant for use in your eyes as drops. Although contact solution does contain the saline solution, which is safe for the eyes, it also has cleaning compounds.
How long should you wear contacts the first time?
On your first day of contact lens use, try to wear them for about eight hours or as much as recommended by your doctor to give your eyes a chance to adapt. Use this time to make sure that your eyes are adjusting nicely to the contact lenses, and that no discomfort or irritation has occurred.
How do contacts feel for the first time?
The first time you try on contact lenses, it may be difficult and feel a bit uncomfortable. However, after wearing them a few times, they should feel completely comfortable, as if they are part of your eyes.
Do contacts hurt when you put them in?
It is normal for new contact lens wearers to feel the edges of the lenses the first few times when putting them in; however, they should not cause pain. If you are experiencing pain, burning or irritation, you should return to your eye care practitioner.