People who have vision problems often have a choice: what to choose, glasses or lenses? Despite the fact that the lenses are very comfortable, many people think that wearing them causes a lot of difficulties. Most people find it difficult to wear lenses. This is not entirely true.
Noshenielins: facts and myths
Wearing lenses, indeed, fanned by myths. The most common - they harm the eyesight. Previously, they were made from materials that did not allow oxygen, so the first test subjects wearing lenses experienced certain inconveniences. Modern technology has changed this situation. Now lenses are made from biomaterials that do not cause any side effects.
Another misconception - lenses need to be worn for several hours a day. This statement is fundamentally wrong. All manufactured lenses are divided into types. Hydrogel worn for 12 hours and removed before bedtime. There are also lenses that can be worn long enough without removing. It depends on what material they are made of.
Usually lenses are sold in sets: one-day, which change over a certain period of time (from 2 weeks to several months or even a year). They need to buy a disinfectant solution. After each use, the lenses are cleaned.
How to wear lenses?
The first rule is sterility. Wash hands before each putting on and taking off the lenses. If particles of debris remain on the fingers, corneal irritation is possible. In addition, you may feel an unpleasant tingling. Some people think that in the first pairs of lenses it is better to first lower them into a disinfectant solution - this will make them easier to wear.
Do not be afraid to wear lenses. This is all a matter of habit. After purchase, the ophthalmologist usually explains in detail how to wear, remove and clean them.
The lens dressing algorithm is quite simple.
- Wash your hands with soap. Let them dry.
- Remove the lens with clean hands. Place it on the index finger with the convex side down.
- Fingers of the other hand, pull the lower and upper eyelids, you can try to do this with your thumb and forefinger.
- Bring the lens to the eye and gently put it on, placing the bottom edge under the lower eyelid. Blink - the lens itself will take the desired position. Repeat the same procedure with the other eye.
For the first time you can spend a lot of time in front of a mirror before you get to put on lenses. Remember that before putting them on you need to check for damage.
In addition to how to properly wear lenses, it is important to know that sometimes after long wearing, you may experience some inconvenience. Most often there may be a feeling of dryness and sand in the eyes. It is better to address this problem to the doctor. Most likely, you assign moisturizing drops that will remove these side effects.
Always check that the lens is turned out correctly. If it is turned inside out, it will be very difficult for you to put it on. Hold the lens on the pad of your index finger, in shape it should resemble a bowl.
Teach yourself to distinguish between right and left lenses. To do this, always put them in separate parts of the container. The easiest way is to wear a lens on the eye on which you always wear it.
Lenses are not recommended to wear, if you do not get enough sleep and feel the pain in the eyes. It is believed that this complicates dressing and also intensifies unpleasant sensations.
Some people think that putting lenses on is much easier than removing them. There are even special techniques that help the beginner to solve this problem. It is believed that the lenses can be removed with ease using a "click". To do this, pull the lower eyelid with the fingers of one hand and pry the other edge of the lens with the fingers of the other hand, slightly shifting it to the side. The lens will come off by itself without any problems.
It is important not only to wear lenses correctly. But also abide by certain rules of wearing.
- Remove lenses when bathing. Water can wash them away.
- Try to keep them from getting cosmetics - mascara, eye shadow. They can damage the structure. Make up is advised after you put on the lenses, and remove makeup before removing.
- Doctors do not recommend wearing lenses if you are being treated with antibiotics or drugs containing hormones.
- Never buy lenses without consulting a doctor. If you have poor eyesight, they should be selected in accordance with individual indicators.
- At the first signs of visual impairment or redness should consult an ophthalmologist.
- It is not recommended to wear someone else's contact lenses.
Features of color lenses
Color lenses are not only used by those who want to improve their vision. Many use them as a means of correcting their appearance. It is considered that colored lenses are slightly thicker than transparent ones. Therefore, with the 1st donning, you may need a little more skill and time. In general, putting on colored lenses is no different from how to wear transparent.
Colored contact lenses can slightly change the shade of the eye or give it a completely different color. In most cases, they are used for cosmetic purposes. There are also decorative lenses that are worn on parties. If the tint lenses look as natural as possible (their task is simply to change the color of the eyes), then decorative ones, on the contrary, are very noticeable.
Colored lenses can be made with diopters and perform not only a cosmetic function. Care for them should be the same as for any other. The only feature is that they are not recommended to drive in the dark. The fact is that due to the small amount of light the pupils expand, it lacks a transparent sphere of colored lenses. As a result, the person thinks he sees worse.
For those who are thinking about whether or not to buy lenses, we advise you to think about what they are for. Usually lenses are used for several reasons. Unlike glasses, they give a large viewing angle. This is a significant plus for those who are engaged in active sports and is in constant motion.
Lenses are indeed more comfortable to wear. If you play sports several times a week, then it is easier to buy day lenses. On the contrary, if you care about your appearance, do not want to wear glasses and at the same time constantly sit at the computer, you should think about the lenses that are used almost without removing.
Any types of lenses require disinfection. Sometimes the washing in the solution is not enough and the container needs cleaning. Every 3 months, experts advise to change the container. By the way, for better cleaning the solution should completely cover the lenses that you put in the container.
Do not think that dressing the lenses is a difficult task. You need to get used to it. For the first time it will be a little difficult, but then you will learn how to carry out this procedure quickly enough. Before putting on and removing the lenses, be sure to wash your hands, otherwise you can get an infection in your eyes. Also carry out timely replacement and disinfection of lenses.