Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Contact lenses and me

I hate contact lenses and I believe I will always do :)
In France, to get a new pair of contact lenses or specs, you can not get it straight away in an optician...you need to first see an eye doctor, called an ophthalmologists here. Needless bureaucracy? Of course! (You know, all those ophthalmologists lobby for this law so that they can be kept busy and keep their jobs) To make matters worse, we have to wait like 1 year to see one ophthalmologists because there is an acute shotage of them.

Anyway, to make matters short, I wanted to try contact lenses because I have been wearing a spec for like....6 years....I got my trial pair of contact lenses today and happily took them home after the optician demonstrated to me how to put it on and take it off: Its roughly like this:

How Do I Insert and Remove My Contact Lenses?








Correct

Correct


Incorrect

Incorrect











Checking if your lens is right side out


If the edges of your lens turn out, it is inside out. To correct this, apply a few drops of OPTI-FREE® Express® Multi-Action Solution on your lens and reverse it.



Inserting lens

Inserting lens


Inserted lens

Inserted lens


Inserting your lens


  • Close nearby drains.
  • Pour the right lens and storage solution from the case into your palm. (It is a good idea to get in the habit of always working with the right lens first to avoid mix-ups).
  • Make sure your fingers are clean and dry. (Dry fingers facilitate the handling since soft contact leneses tend to stick to wet fingers.)
  • Place the right lens on the tip of your index finger.
  • Using the middle finger of your other hand, pull and hold your upper lid so you cannot blink.
  • Pull down your lower eyelid, using the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  • Look up and place the lens gently on the lower white part of your eye.
  • Look down to position the lens correctly.
  • Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment.
  • Blink several times to centre the lens on your eye.
  • Sometimes, small dust particles trapped behind the lens during its placement can cause discomfort. To remove dust, slide the lens off and then back onto your cornea.
  • Insert left lens following the same procedure.




Slide lens down

Slide lens down


Remove lens

Remove lens


Removing your lens


  • Wash and dry your hands. Close drain.
  • Make sure your lens is centred.
  • Looking up, pull down your lower eyelid with the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  • Bring your index finger close to your eye until you touch the lower edge of the lens.
  • Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
  • Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it from your eye.
  • Follow the lens care procedures recommended by your eye-care professional.
  • Remove left lens following same procedure.
Dude...sounded so easy....
I tried 3 times...The first time, I blinked even before the lense is remotely in place; it dropped out. The second time, same thing happened...ditto for the third time.
Fine...I have patience and I'll keep on trying....so I tried to overturn the lense to see how it's shape like in the wrong side...turned back and....f*** it....it actually broke! Guess like I need to wait one more week before I can get another lense for my right eye.

Any contact lens users here with advices for me? My eyes blinks naturally when I try to insert the lens and I am afraid of not letting it blink. Either I am too nervous or that my grip of my upper lid lead isn't strong enought. And also,how to avoid breaking the damn thing...(I think it was because I just cutted my fingernails). I have tried a few more times for my left eye but to no avail....I guess I'll try again tonight. Wish me luck, please. :)


-gAvIn-

9 comments:

Amy said...

:D hehehe.....u're courage enough to try gavin. well, me. dont think im ready yet for that. coz my eyes are so sepet that i dont think i can put it inside. :p

merdeitis said...

hahahaha!!! ermmm... dunno why... jus wanted to laugh at u... =)

-aDRiANo-

Anonymous said...

yeah...i think thats the problem...my eyes too sepet liao...not my fault also :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Hi~dear brother^^
I use contact lens since last year October after UEC
heehee
I try about tentimes just to put in....and my eyes went red
but to take it out, just a piece of cake
And...now...i need only onetime to put it in...easy eh?
need a lot of patient,big Bro

wénkt said...

aiyoh.. susah nyer??

merdeitis said...

arrghh..masih belum berjaya lagi zzz

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