As I’m sure you know, I am a girl that wears glasses but also occasionally contact lenses too. I think it depends on what I am doing or have planned, as to what I wear, when, as there are pros and cons to both.
When I first started wearing contact lenses, I did get a little freaked out by it. It is a little strange putting your finger so close to your eye, and then putting something in your eye. It honestly gets so much easier and I don’t even think about it now. So whether you are considering wearing coloured contact lenses as part of a cosplay outfit or you actually opt to wear contacts instead of glasses, I have a little advice for you. They are a great option for when you don’t want to wear your glasses.
Check You Are Using Your Contact Lenses the Right Way Around
It can be a worry when you start using lenses that you might put them in your eye the wrong way around. The good news is that if you by accident, do put them in your eye the wrong way around, it won’t cause any damage to your eye. It will feel a little uncomfortable, though, so you will soon know if it is the wrong way around. The best thing to do it to put the lens on the tip of your finger before you put it in your eye. You need to check that the lense is a U-shape, rather than a V-shape.
Replace the Lenses Regularly
If you have monthly lenses, you need to make sure that you mark on a calendar or in your phone when you started using them. Then you can replace them when they are due. Wearing your contact lenses for too long can cause damage to your eyes. A good idea might be to get daily disposable lenses if you think you will forget when you started using a monthly pair. There is a great range of disposable lenses here.
Get the Right Contact Lense Solution
It is important to make sure you have the right contact lense solution. Make sure you stock up and get plenty of it. You don’t want to run out as using water just isn’t good for your lenses. It is a good idea to get the solution in a mini-version too, and then you can just throw it in your handbag. Because if you are out and about and your lense becomes dry, you don’t want it to use saliva on it (gross)!
Wash Your Hands Before and After
Good hygiene when using contact lenses is a must. You don’t want to spread any bacteria or germs into your eyes. Eyes are so delicate and sensitive and they can get damaged. I don’t say this to scare you, just to make you aware that there is a risk. So be sensible and make sure your hands are clean before you put your contact lenses in or before you take your contact lenses out. Then you won’t have any issues.