Getting used to

@toniganzon (49185)
Philippines
March 10, 2011 4:43am CST
I decided to wear contact lenses instead of eye glasses because my skin had allergic reaction to the rim of my glasses. I thought at first that my glasses were just dirty so I cleaned it but still got the same rash despite cleaning them. I was not comfortable with the soft lenses at first and in fact my hands shook while I was putting them into my eyes. And it would take me 15 minutes or more to perfectly put them in. It took me three weeks to get used to wearing my contact lenses and now I can just easily placed them inside my eyes with less trouble and less time. How long did it take you to get used to wearing your contact lenses?
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@vannyt (344)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
It's really scary to wear contacts for the first time. I can't put it properly, and yah, hands are shaky and y eyes started to become watery I don't know if it's because of the lenses or just me being scared. LOL. Anyway, it took me about 6 weeks to get use of putting the and feeling comfortable. I still do wear glasses though when I'm at home. It's easier to remove before sleeping and putting on when waking up.
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
Right i forgot to add that my eyes get watery too. Thank you for sharing that one. It was really similar to mine. I wanted to wear glasses but it just makes my skin worse. So i don't want to spend on something that would result to more expenditures.
@vannyt (344)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
Well you have your contact lenses so don't use eyeglasses. I just use it cause it is easier to put on when I wake up and remove before I sleep. I also get to clean my contacts properly if I'm not sleepy so better have my glasses as a sub. By the way have you consulted a derma about that skin problem of yours? Cause honestly it's my first time to hear about skin irritation caused by the frames of eyeglasses.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
10 Mar 11
I wear glasses too and i find it kinda annoying and don't really like it. I tried contacts too but couldn't lol. We went to buy contacts for me but when the people from the eye glass store taught me how to, i couldn't. Well i did quite ok with putting them on but i couldn't take them out. It was so scary lol. So i'm stuck with my glasses for not, until i get some courage to go back and try contacts on again.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
Taking them out is no problem for me at all. It was too easy even for the first time. What scared me was putting them on. My eyes just kept on blinking and I just couldn't put them right at all.
• South Korea
10 Mar 11
Really?? We seem to be just the opposite. But maybe because my eyes are slightly big, it was not a problem, or that's what the store guy said lol. Taking the lenses out scared me. It was like grabbing the iris of my eye
@kwylima (452)
• United States
11 Mar 11
It is really hard in the beginning..Well, for me was about 45 days and I was used to...It is much better because we don't have to clean all the time...we don't have to take it off all the time...I mean...it can give us a little of hard work in the beginning but then we u r used to it..everything is just happiness!hahaha and we are looking more gorgeous!! good for us!
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• Philippines
10 Mar 11
oh good for you because I got used in wearing contact lens for 2 months. I had so many problems at first like my eyes are always irritated and I have to remove and put it again in a few minutes. It was really a hassle for me but I really prefer it that using eyeglasses.There was even a time I forgot that I am wearing contact lens and I slept with it! whoa my friends toldv me that was really too dangerous. now, I am very careful
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
Never! I first wore contacts on my wedding day. Haven't used it again so I very much relied on my eye glasses. I really find it hard putting it in your eyes. Although taking it off is pretty much easy. Most of my office mates have contacts, and I'm really amazed how easy they put it in their eyes. I think it takes a lot of practice to get used to it.
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
You are right, it really takes a lot of practice. Now it's easy for me to put it on and I did practice everyday to get used to it. I might not still be an expert and I don't know how to out it on with just one hand because I still use my two hands.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
11 Mar 11
You know I cured my sight with "The Secret", I don't need anymore. I can look at things faraway normally now. And before when I read too much I would have tears coming down, it isn't happening anymore!
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
What do you mean with the secret?
@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
10 Mar 11
Your skin had allergic reaction to your spectacles?? Lol, sorry about that. It's just that it's my first time hearing of such a thing. Just take it as that I'm surprised. Most people would have shaky hands and blinky eyes when first trying out contact lens. That's very normal. Lol. My husband took a grand total of 1 hour plus trying to put in his lens as he has super sensitive and dry eyes which would just go 'blink - blink' each time the lens goes near to his eyes. Needless to say, it would fold and he has to do it all over again. For me, I first wore contact lens when I was 16 years old when I first started working in a fast food restaurant - more out of convenience than anything else because my spectacles just keeps sliding down my nose when I perspire and it gets annoying to keep pushing it up while trying to serve the customers. It works for me, no more than 1 minute to put in per lens on my first try. Maybe I have really wet and big deals which makes it easier for me to put in the lens and make it 'stick' to my eyeballs. Or perhaps it is just that I am using a method that is way different from which optician are teaching first time contact lens user. Instead of using the thumb and the third finger to hold open the eyelid while using the index finger of the same hand to put the lens in, I would use the index finger and thumb of my opposite hand to hold open the eyelid (as in the pen grip) and use the index finger of the other hand to slide in the lens. It works wonders as that method is super fast. And it also helps that I had a full eye examination which determines the best contact lens that is the most suitable for me in terms of curvage, water and oxygen content as well as size. I had tried the traditional method that opticians will teach and the method that almost all contact lens users are using and well it took me over 1 hour to try and get the lens in. The end result is that I was still unable to do it. In the end, I still stuck by to my own method as it is tried and tested. Lol.
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
I used the same method as you. I use my left hand to open my eyes and my right hand to place the lens inside my eyes. I use the index finger of my right hand to put the index finger in. It was taught by my doctor and it looked easy but because of the thought of putting something in my eyes scared me, my hand was shaking.
@Rick1950 (1555)
• Lima, Peru
22 Jul 11
I tried to use contact lens many years ago but I never get used to them. I'm using normal eye glasses and luckily have not problem with the skin allergic. However, I know people who get used well to contact lens.