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May 14, 2018, 10:39:29 PM

Colin

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« on: May 14, 2018, 10:39:29 PM »
A very trying day   as its my first day with contacts ,  my eyes are red and tired from my fingers poking at them
 they say it will get easier .
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May 15, 2018, 05:34:34 AM
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 05:34:34 AM »
Been using them for 35 years, and yes it does get easier. Couple of seconds to put in or take out.

May 15, 2018, 10:23:01 AM
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 10:23:01 AM »
I could no longer see my computer screens properly with them in, so gave up after a couple of days.

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May 15, 2018, 06:09:00 PM
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 06:09:00 PM »
Like Ian, I have been wearing them for decades.  On advice from my Optometrist, I built up slowly an hour a day and adding an hour every day until I got used to them.  Don’t try to do it all in one go as your eyes won’t thank you.  The first ones I had To start with stayed in for a maximum of 12 hours at a time then took them out and cleaned them.  Took a two day break (the weekends) every week.

The type I have now stay on for a month at a time, day and night (Purevision HD2).  Never used dailies but they may be easier to start with too.

Worth getting some eye drops for contact lenses to help you get used to them.  Only use drops suitable for contact lenses.  They help keep you eyes moist and more comfortable.

In case you haven’t been told, NEVER let tap water anywhere near them!  Tap water contains Acanthamoeba and that can be very bad news if you have a scratch on your eye.
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