For many of us, glasses were our first introduction to vision correction. They are reliable, straightforward, and, in their own way, a fashion statement. But there are several reasons why you might want to consider making the switch from glasses to contact lenses.
Firstly, contact lenses provide a wider field of vision. While glasses only correct the vision in front of your eyes, contact lenses move with your eyes, allowing you to see clearly in every direction. This can be particularly beneficial for those who lead active lifestyles or play sports. You don't have to worry about your glasses slipping off, getting fogged up, or getting in the way of your activities.
Secondly, contact lenses can offer a more natural appearance. If you've ever felt self-conscious about wearing glasses or just want a change in your look, contact lenses can provide that. They are virtually invisible and allow your natural beauty to shine through without any barriers.
Making the switch from glasses to contact lenses is not as daunting as it might seem. It begins with a visit to your eye doctor, who will assess your eyes and determine the right type of contact lenses for you. They will take into consideration factors such as your lifestyle, the shape of your eyes, and any existing eye conditions.
Once the right type of contact lenses are chosen, the doctor will teach you how to insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses. This might take a bit of practice, but rest assured, it gets easier with time.
The next step in making the switch is to start wearing your contact lenses. Your eye care professional will likely recommend that you start by wearing your contact lenses for a few hours a day and gradually increase the duration. This allows your eyes to adjust to the new correction method and helps prevent any discomfort.
Transitioning from glasses to contact lenses can be a bit overwhelming at first, but there are ways to make this process smoother.
Start slow: Start by wearing your contact lenses for a few hours a day and gradually increase the duration. This gives your eyes time to adjust to the new correction method
Practice makes perfect: It might take a few tries to get the hang of inserting and removing your contact lenses, but don't get discouraged. Practice in front of a mirror and follow the instructions given by your doctor
Keep your glasses handy: While you're transitioning, it's a good idea to keep your glasses handy. If your eyes feel tired or irritated, you can switch back to your glasses for a while
Taking care of your contact lenses is crucial to maintaining the health of your eyes and ensuring the longevity of your contact lenses. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions based on the type of contact lenses you have, but here are some general tips:
Clean your contact lenses regularly: Use the recommended cleaning solution to clean your contact lenses before and after use. This helps to remove any build-up of debris and prevents infections
Replace your contact lenses as recommended: Contact lenses have a specific lifespan, after which they should be replaced. Over-wearing your contact lenses can cause discomfort and potentially damage your eyes
Avoid wearing your contact lenses while swimming or sleeping: This can cause your contact lenses to stick to your eyes, making them difficult to remove and potentially causing infections
The transition might seem daunting at first, but with time, it becomes a routine part of your day. Why not embrace the change and see the world through a new lens? It truly can change the way you see the world.
To learn more on making the switch from glasses to contact lenses, visit TMS Eyecare in our offices in Wichita or Arkansas City, Kansas. Please call 316-669-4760 and 316-686-7212 or 620-442-2577 to schedule an appointment today.