I'm sure you've already heard this, but It gets much easier, you'll desensitise after a week of poking yourself in the eye. Usually takes me a few seconds to pop my lenses in.So, I've picked up my contacts and had a training session on how to care for them and put them in and take them out.
I haven't felt like such a moron in a long time - I struggled to put them in and especially to take them out. Took me several attempts and I fear that I still haven't mastered it (not even close). I dread having to take them out later today! The optometrist was very patient and she assured me that I'm doing well, which was kind of her to say, but I was digging in my eyes like a drunk hobo through a trash can, so I knew she was just saying it to make me feel better.
Once they're in, they feel fine - I'm hardly aware of them at all - so I'll see how it goes.
I do feel a little disheartened at the moment. I'm sure it will get easier, but I wasn't expecting it to be such a mission.
Sometimes new lenses can be a bitch to take out since they're so slippery. Might help to dump a bunch of contact lens solution in your eyes to get them to lift, then slide them to the side of your eye where they the curves don't match and pinch them off.Thanks C cairbre
Putting them in is much easier than taking them out. Had one hell of an ordeal getting the left one out this afternoon. So much so that I started panicking and at one stage didn't know if it was still in or if I'd lost it already. My eyes look like I've been binge drinking for days af this adventure. I expected it to be 'not easy', but after today, I'll have to put a knife to my throat as part of the routine to get me to put them in (and take them out again n the PM) tomorrow.
Not giving up on it just yet though. I'm just thankful that I don't *have* to wear them (or the glasses) to function at this stage.
You guys/girls have my utmost respect for your daily bravery after today...
Good luck! The first few days really do suck.Thanks. I've flooded my eye with eye drops (yes, contact lense friendly type) at one stage. Was tempted to just rinse my eye under a tap an call it it day at one stage out of desperation - was told that this was a big no-no.
I'm sure I'll eventually get the hang of it, although I may have to take up alcoholism to boost my bravery.
I am rather disappointed in myself at this stage.
That's tomorrow's problem though.
Have a good weekend all.
In my experience, dailies can be significantly harder to put in due to the reason you mentioned. I've had them fold in half on my eyeball on the first blink... the result is NOT comfortable. I find them more comfortable to wear.Now my Q's:
Seems like daily lenses are thinner than monthlies. Does that mean that they are harder to put in because they (presumably) fold easier?
Are they less or more comfortable compared to monthlies or is the difference negligible? Any other advantages / disadvantages that I might not have considered, apart from cost and maintenance?
I've never experimented with coloured lenses, so I have no idea. I'm not sure you'd even find your script in these lenses?I am prone to being a little obsessive and at times find myself wondering if they are still in, especially when I am (trying) to remove them. I've actually had to put on my glasses (while still wearing the lenses) to confirm the difference and reassure myself that they're still where they should be. I know how extremely silly this sounds, but that's my reality. I was thinking of getting coloured lenses to help me see them. It has nothing to do with vanity. I don't really care about my eye colour and my GM/GF said that she didn't care (not sure if I should be concerned about that statement...), but I think that it would reassure me if I could see them and help make it easier to remove. Any downsides to coloured lenses, apart from additional cost? Does it have any impact on vision (however slight) compared to normal lenses? Obviously not talking about ridiculous vampire/werewolf lookalike eyes, just something with a slight colour difference.
I actually had to google this, since I've honestly never heard this warning. I've showered hundreds/thousands of times with my lenses in, without ever having an issue. I can't remember the last time I ended up with water/soap in my eye as an adult that showers at least once a day? Once you get used to it, it won't really be an issue to pop the lenses out/in for a shower.I usually shower late in the afternoon on weekdays after gym and sometimes again before I go to bed. Apparently showering while wearing contact lenses is a big no-no. With monthlies, I suppose I could take them out before and put them back in afterwards, but it seems like it's not a good idea with dailies? Is showering with swimming goggles an option? If not then, I guess that the afternoon shower would mean the end of the lenses for the day and I would have to either put in a new pair (seems wasteful and would double the expense of wearing dailies vs monthlies) after taking a shower or have to wear glasses, should I need them, after around 17:00 until I go to bed.
You have a pretty weak prescription, so every manufacturer will make lenses for this script. Just keep trialing till you find daily/monthly lenses that work for you.I didn't get a prescription from Torga. I was so overwhelmed by the whole process that I didn't even ask.
I didn't get the box in which the trial lenses came in either. The optometrist opened it and discarded it when we did the training.
Not sure if this is all of the info - it's on the invoice.
My right eye is weaker than my left, but in all honesty it doesn't really bother me. I in fact see better without the glasses close up. It's only when looking at things further away that the glasses/contacts make a notable difference. It doesn't really have a remarkable impact on my daily activities, not so much so that I'll wear glasses full time at this stage. The jury is still out on the contacts.