Soft contact lenses are designed with the comfort of the wearer comfort as the primary concern. Many seasoned contact lens wearers forget that they are wearing contact lenses when they are in their eyes. Although it is usual for contact lens wearers to experience a new sensation in their eyes when they wear contact lenses for the first time, your eyes will soon become accustomed to the contact lenses.
Learning how to insert contact lenses into your eye does take a little practice. Your Optician will make sure you are fully trained in how to do this before they prescribe you with contact lenses. Putting your contact lenses in soon becomes a quick and simple habit for people. For more information on how to insert contact lenses safely, have a look at Lenstore.co.uk’s Guide for Contact Lens Wearers.
Contact lenses are designed not to stick to your eye. If you are experiencing difficulty in removing your contact lenses it is likely that they have been worn for too long and have become dry. Dryness is easily overcome by adding a few drops of contact lens eye drops to the contact lens. This will lubricate the contact lens and loosen it. The contact lens should then be easy to remove.
It is absolutely impossible for your contact lenses to get lost inside or behind your eye. A thin membrane which stretches between the eyelids covers your eye. Contact lenses sit in front of this membrane and the membrane is more than strong enough to prevent contact lenses from moving behind the eye.
Whilst this is not impossible, it is a rare occurrence. If your contact lenses have been properly fitted then the chance of your contact lenses falling out is minimised.
If you follow the guidelines of your Optician and the manufacturer of your contact lenses accurately then there is a very low risk of experiencing any adverse effects of contact lenses. To make sure that your contact lenses are not causing your eyes any damage it is essential that you have a contact lens examination with your Optician every 12 months.
Manufacturers produce a huge range of lenses to cater for all kinds of prescriptions. Contact lenses are available which correct myopia (short sightedness), hyperopia (long sightedness), presbyopia, astigmatism and many combinations of the above.
Contact lenses have come down in price dramatically over the years. Different prescriptions will require different contact lenses which have different prices so it is hard to say in general how much contact lenses cost. Buying your contact lenses online will save you money. One of the cheapest suppliers of contact lenses in the UK is www.Lenstore.co.uk where you can find savings of over £100 a year when compared to the High Street.
Many contact lens wearers are teenagers and children. There is no health reason that under 18s cannot wear contact lenses. However, for non-adults to be legally fitted with contact lenses in the UK they must have the approval of a parent or guardian.
Daily disposable contact lenses require no cleaning at all as they are worn once and then replaced. Two-weekly and monthly wear contact lenses must be cleaned with contact lens solution and stored in a contact lens case. This is a simple process, which is well described at Lenstore.co.uk’s Guide for Contact Lens Wearers.
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