Making the Switch - Tips for First Time Contact Lens Wearers

17th Aug 2023

Are you considering switching from glasses to contact lenses for the first time? While the idea of wearing contact lenses may seem a little daunting, the benefits and convenience of contact lenses can make it well worth your while. But before you dive in, it is important to know what to expect and how to properly care for your lenses. In this article, we'll share some helpful tips for first-time contact lens wearers to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Visit Your Optometrist

The very first step in making the switch to contact lenses for the first time is to visit your optometrist. Your optometrist will assess your eye health, recommend the best type of contact lenses for you. They will also show you how to properly insert and remove your contact lenses.

Choose the Right Type of Contact Lenses

There are many types of contact lenses available, including soft, rigid gas permeable, daily disposables, and extended wear lenses. Your optometrist will recommend the best type of contact lenses for your specific needs and lifestyle. When choosing your lenses, consider factors such as comfort, ease of use, and budget.

Practice Good Hygiene

Proper hygiene and proper eye care are both critical when it comes to contact lens wear. Before handling your contact lenses, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Avoid using lotions or soaps that contain oils or perfumes, as these can leave residue on your fingers and transfer to your lenses. Always clean your lenses according to the instructions provided by your optometrist or the lens manufacturer.

Take Your Time

Inserting and removing contact lenses can take some practice. Don't get discouraged if it takes a few tries to get the hang of it. Start with one eye at a time and be patient. Remember to always handle your lenses gently to avoid tearing or damaging them.

Follow Your Wearing Schedule

Your optometrist will provide you with a recommended wearing schedule for your contact lenses. It’s important to follow this schedule to ensure the health and safety of your eyes. Don't wear your lenses for longer than recommended, and don't sleep in your lenses unless they are specifically designed for extended wear.

Have a Backup Pair of Glasses

Even the most experienced contact lens wearers can experience occasional discomfort or eye irritation. It's always a good idea to have a backup pair of glasses on hand in case you need to give your eyes a break from your lenses.

Ready to make the switch? Lens World has got you covered! We focus on quality and convenience to make it both easy and enjoyable for you. Check out our variety of contact lenses to match your needs and style.