Monday, July 21, 2008

contacts - the trial

So the trials of trying to get used to contacts. I wore them for the recommended 4 hours the day I got them and increased by 2 hours Saturday and Sunday. No problems other then minor irritation which I was told to expect as my eyelids get used to them being there. I put them in and right away the right eye was uncomfortable. Almost the feeling when you have something in your eye. I took it out and tried again. Still not comfortable. I wore them for about 3 hours and decided something doesn't feel right. I took the right contact out, cleaned it, checked to make sure it was right side up, and put it back in...on the 1st try for the first time I might add!

It bothered me. Slightly stinging...nothing serious mainly just felt uncomfortable. Took them both out.


I was just getting more used to putting them in. (Taking them out is another story). My right eye still feels a little like something is in it. Not bad just odd. Wondering if I scratched it? The eye Dr. is closed today. So...I'm going to try and put them in before work tomorrow and see how they feel. If the right eye is still bothering me I'm going to go in to the Dr. and see what's up.

Does anyone reading have any experience getting used to contacts??


Chanel said...

My eyes irritated me a little for the first couple of days but went away. I've been using them for almost 8 years now and haven't had any problems. My dad, on the other hand, tried them when he was in his 20's (He's in his 40's now) and wore them for about 6 months just fine. Then his eyes sort of rejected them and he had to go back to glasses. I think it just depends on the person and what their level of comfort is.

Krissynae said...

I am sorry you had a rough day with your contacts. It wll get better. Keep it up.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

I love glasses.

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Heather said...

Are you wearing hard (gas permeable) or soft ones? Sometimes the soft ones can turn inside out and that can cause a little irritation. If it's the hard ones, you just need to build up a little tolerance or an inner eyelid callous and the irritation will go away (if it's not something else!) I am going back to contacts in a couple weeks. Hopefully I will be able to stand them. I haven't worn them in over 10 years.


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