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5 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life With Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a popular choice for people of all ages who desire a whole new look plus the freedom from traditional glasses. Glasses wearers get tired of smudged or fogged up lenses, frames sliding down their nose, or the constant adjustments necessary when engaging in athletics. But the challenges of handling contact lenses can seem daunting. 

Classic Vision Care in East Cobb, Kennesaw, and Sandy Plains, GA, is your contact lens specialist in the Atlanta area. We offer a wide selection of contact lenses to guarantee a comfortable fit for people of all ages, lifestyles, and vision issues. Here are five helpful tips based on our experience to help you adjust to your new contact lenses. 

1. Get the proper lenses

Contact lenses are far from one-size-fits-all; they are as individualized as you are, and must be matched to meet your needs. There are soft and hard contact options, plus toric and keratoconus varieties as well. Each type of lenses provides an optimal solution for a large number of vision problems, from basic farsightedness and nearsightedness to astigmatism and presbyopia. 

As contact lens experts, our team can even fit patients who have problems with their cornea, such as a thinning surface or bulging. Some of these patients come to us when other providers cannot help. 

2. Be patient

Practice makes perfect, and that also counts when taking out and putting in your contact lenses. At first, it may take longer, so prepare for success by allowing sufficient time. Allot plenty of time in your morning and night routines to do it right. Before long, you will be a pro and the entire process will become second nature. 

3. Follow a routine for cleaning

Your eye health depends on keeping your contacts clean and sterilized. At Classic Vision Care, our providers will explain the steps involved in caring for your contact lenses based on the type you use. These steps will include:

Before any contact with your lenses, wash your hands with a mild cleanser and avoid using lotions or moisturizers. 

4. Follow the schedule

No matter what kind of contacts you wear, they are to be worn for a prescribed amount of time and then replaced. Don’t give in to the temptation to push the limits and wear them any longer than is safe and healthy. Some lenses are changed every day, while others last for weeks.  

The Classic Vision Care optometrists recommend placing reminders on your smartphone and calendar. You can even set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to change out your old lenses for new ones. In addition, you should also replace your storage case every three months or as recommended to avoid infections and maintain good eye health. 

5. Keep in touch with your doctor 

It can take time for your eyes to adjust to contact lenses after wearing glasses. If you experience any discomfort, moisten your eyes with rewetting drops. If the discomfort persists, contact your optometrist; you may need to try a different type of lens to reduce irritation. 

Give yourself a week to get fully acclimated. Some people take longer, so if trouble persists, don’t lose heart. Your Classic Vision Care optometrists are always available to assist you with adjustments or problems. 

For assistance or more tips on switching from glasses to contact lenses, contact us today at Classic Vision Care by calling your preferred Georgia location or requesting an appointment online. 

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