Visiting With Your Optometrist Right Away

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Visiting With Your Optometrist Right Away

I have never been much of a worrier, but when I started experiencing light flashes and floaters in my vision, I knew that something had to be wrong. I was dealing with sudden and unexplained eye pain, and I was concerned about what it might mean for my vision. Instead of ignoring the issue, I headed straight to the eye doctor's office to get the help that I needed. They carefully evaluated the issue, and my doctor told me that I had detached retinas. This blog is all about saving your vision through quick and efficient actions and knowing how to get the help that you need.



Questions About Contact Lenses

If you are going to be getting contacts, then you want to be prepared for wearing them, caring for them and dealing with any issues that may arise. This means getting the answers to common questions people generally have when they first start wearing contacts. In the article below, you can find the answers to a lot of the questions new contact wearers generally have.

What is the easiest way to put contacts in?

When you first get your contacts, the optician's staff will more than likely have you sit down and explain how to put in the contacts to you. Then, they will advise you to put them in while you are in the office, so they can help you if you need it. However, they may not provide you with a couple very helpful tips that can make getting those contacts in much easier and more comfortable.

The first thing you want to do is to make sure the contacts are filled up half-way with solution when you go to put them in your eyes. This helps them stick to your eye more comfortably and without feeling as if you are touching your eye with your finger. You also want to look toward your nose and put the contact mostly on the white area on the outer part of your eye. The contact will go in without a sting this way and it will move into the right position as soon as you blink.

What do you do if you lose your contact in your eye?

The first thing you want to understand is it is impossible to lose the contact in your eye. However, it may move to another area of your eye temporarily. Closing your eye and rubbing it with clean hands can help to move it back in place. Also, putting a good amount of solution in your eye can help flush the contact out, so you can find it.

If these tips don't work, then try flipping your top eyelid inside out and look down. You should see the contact up there on your eye where you can grab it. If these things don't work, then it may be possible that the contact came out of your eye and you lost it unknowingly.

How do you care for your contacts properly?

Contacts are easy to care for. The first thing you need to know is to always touch them with clean hands. Clean them before and after use and always make sure you store them in a contact case with plenty of solution, so they don't dry out or get exposed to germs.