1.Check If Your Contact Lens is Inside Out?
An important question for anyone new to contact lenses is: “How to know if your contact lens is inside out?”
To know, place your contact lenses on the index fingertip and carefully look at the shape. Ideally, your contact lens looks like a rim of a teacup should be pointing upwards. So, if your lens edge is flared outside just like a blooming flower, you know the lens is inside out.
Another way to figure out is if you can read numbers/letters correctly while holding the lens on your fingertip as some contact lenses have tiny marks of numbers/letters. Always make sure when you check, the lenses are oriented properly and ready to be inserted.
2. Never Go for a Substitute for Contact Lens Solution
Some people have sensitive eyes than others, your eye doctors recommend the contact lens after multiple tests that will not harm your eyes in any way. So, when you run out of contact lens solution, don’t feel tempted to rinse lenses with water or think of using saliva to clean or moisten your lenses.
Use of any substitute other than the contact lens solution your doctors recommended can prove out to be harmful to your eyes. Rinsing or rewetting contacts lens with other substitutes can produce harmful microbes to the eye causing infection.
That’s why doctors advise you to remove lenses before any activity that could wet the lenses such as showing, swimming, etc.
3.If You feel discomfort with your contact lenses, Take Them Out!
Some newbie lens users think it is ok if your lenses feel uncomfortable or gritty and you just need to get used to it. If you are one of those, then you are absolutely wrong. Contact lenses are designed to fit you comfortably. So if you are feeling any sort of discomfort, there has to be something wrong.
One of the reasons could be, there is dust or dirt stuck between your eyes and contact lenses, causing you irritation in the eye. So, when you feel discomfort, firstly remove your lenses with clean hands. After that, rinse the lenses inside out with the contact lens solution your doctors had recommended. Cleaning your lenses with a contact lens solution will probably eliminate the discomfort.
If you still feel discomfort or irritation after flushing your lenses, you should wait till the irritation or redness in the eye is gone and try to put the lenses back on. If the discomfort persists, remove lenses with clean hands and contact your doctor.