Today, I’ve decided to venture out of my fashion vibes do address a topic that should be important to any contact lens wearer: eyes.
I have been wearing contact lenses for 8 years, and it has been a very interesting experience, if you may.
When I first started wearing these, I was 16 years old and I was obligated to pay a $100 dollar fee for a “mandatory training” before wearing contacts; I’m assuming this was due to the fact that I was underage.
The “training” was very brief, outlining the following:
– Wash your hands.
– Fill the contact’s case.
– If they feel weird in the eye, remove them and reapply.
“Very basic” I thought. I followed these instructions for the months to come, and soon enough I developed all sorts of conditions, including eye infections consisting of white spots on my pupils.
After speaking with my ophthalmologist, he prescribed medication and claimed that infections can happen from time to time. After this visit, I proceeded to replace my contacts, the case, and toss all my used eye makeup.
For the months to come, I kept getting the same infections. At that moment, I knew that I must have kept doing something wrong. And after much research, I was able to compile some ideas. So below, I’ll outline the things that your ophthalmologist might not tell you:
– Make sure your hands are dry after washing them! I assumed that there was nothing wrong with handling my contacts with wet hands. However, it has been stated that water has microorganisms that can eat your eyeball until your become blind.
– If your contacts come in contact with water toss them. Yes, this means you may not shower in them.
– You must wipe your contact cases dry after putting your contacts on. Leaving your cases wet can promote the growth or microorganisms.
– It’s best to do a “little scrub” on your contacts lenses with some saline solution before application and after removing them, as the protein buildup from your eyes may cause irritation.
And there you go, the little details that your ophthalmologist might not tell you!