Switching to Contacts? What to Expect

The eyes are the most vital part of the human body, and taking care of them is also essential. Vision issues bring so much discomfort and difficulties. Optometry experts recommend oral medication sometimes along with glasses to prevent vision loss due to some eye diseases. Since some decade ago, glasses have been ruling the optometric world, but now contact lenses are in the game. Primarily people are switching to contacts for multiple reasons.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are the new version of glasses. In appearance, lenses are thin plastic pieces with an eyeball shape. Contact lenses wear directly on the eyeball and provide more visual clarity to people with eyesight issues. Sometimes it gets tough for you to wear eyeglasses because of the constant little pressure or marks on your nose caused by nose pads. Switching to contact lenses is perfect for those who don’t want to wear glasses nor wish to have eye surgery. Most people enjoy wearing contact lens because of the freedom from wearing glasses. 

  • Switching to Contact Lenses

Glasses have been the most traditional method to improve short eyesight, but contact lenses are trending with more modern looks. Are you tired of your old eye-ware? Let’s take advantage of the scientific advancements in eye care. Switching to contact lenses seems relatively straightforward in appearance, but specific consequences come along with switching. The possible expectations we summarized for you to get benefits while switching your glasses.

  • Adjustment Period

Ultimately, before switching to your glasses, you need to give your eyes the adaptation period for contact lenses. Wearing contacts is different from wearing glasses because your eyeball directly gets in touch with the lens. You should expect about 10-12 days of the period as the adjustment time for your eyes. Eyes are susceptible, but the good thing is now to contact lenses are made up of silicone that is soft and painless for your eyes compared to glass contact lenses invented in 1887. However, you should expect some irritation and edges of lenses initially, but feelings will subside after some time.

  • Taking Care Of Your Contact Lens

You should expect to deliver more time in taking care of your contact lenses as compared to glasses. Usually, glasses do not require much time, but dirty contacts cause severe irritation and itching to your eyes. You needed to wash your reusable lenses as prescribed. Lenses should be taken out of your eyes at night, just like glasses, though.

  • Dry Or Itchy Eyes

If you have any eye itching or allergy beforehand, you need to be more careful while rubbing your eyes. Rub the outer side of the eye in a gentle movement and avoid the cornea of the eye. A rubbing without care might cause displace of the contact lens or slip out. It would be best to prepare with your contact lens case, saline solution, and a backup pair of glasses.

  • Blurry Vision

While switching from glasses to your contact lens, you need to expect a bit of blurriness in your vision. It is common to witness some loss of sharpness of vision while switching to lenses. If you use a new prescription for your new contact lenses, blurry vision for few days is expected.

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