REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > HealthCare & Wellness

HealthCare & Wellness Breaking the Chains of Addiction. The Last Door Recovery Society
Mature discussion surrounding important health issues and concerns. Alternative therapies, healthcare questions, discussion of community resources, peer support help, group therapy, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
K3V
I am Hook'd on RS
 
K3V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 73
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Contact Lenses

I just got my contact lenses yesterday and they are a bitch to put on and take out.

How long does it take to get used to this? I pick at my eye for atleast 10-15 trying to take them out..

K3V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
Fanboy
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey
Posts: 3,448
Thanked 455 Times in 149 Posts
You get use to it. Takes some time.
__________________
---------

Looking for ball hockey players - Wed nights Fleetwood
invader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Mr.Money's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver DT
Posts: 2,955
Thanked 2,216 Times in 624 Posts
hold down the skin on the bottom of you're eye,they use to try make that shit complicated spreading your eyes with your pointing finger & thumb
make big eyes,fold down the skin on your bottom eye while looking in the mirror in drop in the Contact....done...

make sure after you take you're contacts out of the case,wash them again with some solution..there's still crap loose floating around in it


taking the contact out is the easy part.....have dry fingers & "pinch" them out...of course softly & carefully...having short finger nails helps 100%..
__________________
Fly Your Own Flag.

Last edited by Mr.Money; 02-20-2013 at 11:28 PM.
Mr.Money is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #4
not the mod you're looking for
 
FN-2199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,599
Thanked 1,459 Times in 509 Posts
When I first started using contacts, I would always position the lens on my index finger, and then with both middle fingers, pull my eyelids open and plop it on. Same procedure to get it out, except you grab it with your index and thumb.

Over time you'll get used to touching your eye, and countlessly get pissed off every time you drop a contact into the sink.

Good luck!
FN-2199 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #5
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,699
Thanked 1,007 Times in 403 Posts
I find that when the contacts are very wet, it's hard to stick to your pupils.

Some tips I would offer is

- Try to get all the water out of the concave part of the lens
- When you have the lens in contact with your pupil, hold it sets in (you'll feel it)
- Make sure all your finger tip is dry except for your index finger (easier to hold your eye lids open)
- Taking it out is the easiest part. My optometrist taught me to pick it. But I find it better to pinch it from the side.

I stopped wearing mine because it's so irritating. I find it very hard to set in. I think I only had one occasion where I didn't actually feel anything in my eye. Otherwise, it felt like there is an eyelash in my eye. The contacts covers more than my pupil, maybe that's why.
mr_chin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 2,110
Thanked 755 Times in 339 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by K3V View Post
I just got my contact lenses yesterday and they are a bitch to put on and take out.

How long does it take to get used to this? I pick at my eye for atleast 10-15 trying to take them out..

They can be trouble taking out when worn for a while. I like to move them around a bit so it breaks the dried funk when worn for a long time. Then I open my eyes without blinking until I can't anymore (weird I know, but oddly, I find it easier to take out after lol). And using the method posted above, I take it out.

Yeah, some days, contacts can be a breeze to put in/take out and vice versa on other days.

Just keep in mind the IMPORTANCE of washing your hands with soap and drying them off. And how long they need to be kept in solution to be cleaned and to NOT get water in them if you are going to wear them for an extended time after.

A couple stories out there on people who wore weeklies/monthlies and swam or showered with them without realizing bacteria can be caught behind the lens and fester. Then they lose vision.
subordinate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 05:49 AM   #7
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: vancouver
Posts: 591
Thanked 170 Times in 60 Posts
make sure your fingers are dry, have a firm grip on them first before you pinch. its easy
jack3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #8
Need to Seek Professional Help
 
yeppi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Van
Posts: 1,092
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
My tip for putting contacts on is not to stick the contacts evenly to the eye, but to put it in at an angle first

A tip to get contacts out when worn for a long time (eyes and contacts become dry) is to either drip one or two drops of solution into the eye, then take it out. Instead of doing a drop or two, you can also wet your pinching fingers with solution first.

Works for me
Posted via RS Mobile
yeppi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 10:25 PM   #9
K3V
I am Hook'd on RS
 
K3V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 73
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanks for the tips, got a lot easier by the next day !
K3V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #10
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
TheSalesman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: vancouver
Posts: 2,634
Thanked 153 Times in 90 Posts
I always look another way so I put the contact on the side of the eye and slide it towards the proper position. I found it easier then putting it directly on.
Also if it doesn't stick on, I will move my eye around while still holding it in with my index finger and it usually helps.
TheSalesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #11
Ri2
Willing to stick a finger in a guys butt for the sake of science
 
Ri2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Hood
Posts: 357
Thanked 253 Times in 103 Posts
I work at an optometrist office and I get this question all the time

Is this your first time using contact lenses? How often are you planning on wearing contacts? (How many days out of the week? How many hours? Doing what?)

What brand lenses do you have? Are they sphere or toric lenses? What is your Rx like? What kind of solution do you use?

At the end of the day when you take them out, are you finding that your eyes are red, dry, itchy or uncomfortable in any way at all?

As for putting them in, that will take some practice... make sure that you are putting they on the right way... when it's on your finger tip look at the edge of the lens, it should resemble the edge of a bowl.. if it's a sharp edge, it's probably the wrong way.

Make sure there is no residue or particles on the lens when you put it in, you will be able to feel it once it's on your eye anyway. If when you put it on and it feels uncomfortable, don't rub it... if there's a particle on it and you rub it you could scratch your cornea.

If you're having trouble taking them out, try using eye drops that are safe for all contact lenses. The ones we give out at the office for CL wearers are Systane and Blink. Bausch & Laumb Refresh are also good.

Put a few eye drops in and wait 5-10 minutes, blinking a few times before you attempt to take them out. The reason they are hard to take out is probably at the end of the day they're dry and stuck to your eyeball.....sufficient lubrication will help that. If the first application of drops doesn't help, put more in.

You don't want to continuously pick at your eyeballs because you could damage your eye.

If you're having a hard time even with the drops, you can buy a little suction cup to help you take them out.
__________________
[19-07, 22:39] dinosaur i have felt up ri2 before
Ri2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #12
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
see.lai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,370
Thanked 694 Times in 328 Posts
Been using contact lenses for about 4 years.
What I learned is that you should never sleep with them on (accidentally). You may get more tired when you wear them.

The method that has worked for me was the 2 middle fingers keeping the eye open. It literally takes less than 1 minute for both to go on unless there's a freaking eyelash in there.
__________________
02' ABP DC5-S; Dec, 27, 2011 - Present
see.lai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
Ri2
Willing to stick a finger in a guys butt for the sake of science
 
Ri2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Hood
Posts: 357
Thanked 253 Times in 103 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by see.lai View Post
Been using contact lenses for about 4 years.
What I learned is that you should never sleep with them on (accidentally). You may get more tired when you wear them.

The method that has worked for me was the 2 middle fingers keeping the eye open. It literally takes less than 1 minute for both to go on unless there's a freaking eyelash in there.
Air Optix Night & Day are actually approved to be worn 30 days/nights straight.... but optometrists still don't recommend wearing contact lenses while sleeping just do to the bacteria/protein that builds up over time

Any other contact lenses are better if they're out at the end of the night.... ESPECIALLY coloured lenses!!! Colour lenses are really bad for your eyes because of the thickness so the amount of O2 that goes through the lens is very minimal compared to a clear, regular lens....

If you sleep with coloured lens and experience any discomfort please see an optometrist right away.....
__________________
[19-07, 22:39] dinosaur i have felt up ri2 before
Ri2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #14
The RS Freebie guru
 
InvisibleSoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: East Vancouver
Posts: 22,029
Thanked 2,489 Times in 859 Posts
I wear O2Optix and I never take them off.

I had a full eye exam done a few months ago at the Downtown Vancouver Optometry Clinic, and was told my eyes are in very good condition.

Then I told him that prior to the exam, I had worn the same pair of contacts for four years continuously. He was pretty shocked.
InvisibleSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #15
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
EXV603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Surrey
Posts: 537
Thanked 28 Times in 17 Posts
^you are crazy man. 4 years??? obviously you took them out and cleaned them right???
EXV603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #16
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 2,110
Thanked 755 Times in 339 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by InvisibleSoul View Post
I wear O2Optix and I never take them off.

I had a full eye exam done a few months ago at the Downtown Vancouver Optometry Clinic, and was told my eyes are in very good condition.

Then I told him that prior to the exam, I had worn the same pair of contacts for four years continuously. He was pretty shocked.
What the hell, after a week, the quality of the contacts noticeable break down.
How'd you manage 4 years, out of a single pair? That's unheard of!
subordinate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 01:15 AM   #17
Revscene.net has a homepage?!
 
kunoman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 1,232
Thanked 953 Times in 257 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by InvisibleSoul View Post
I wear O2Optix and I never take them off.

I had a full eye exam done a few months ago at the Downtown Vancouver Optometry Clinic, and was told my eyes are in very good condition.

Then I told him that prior to the exam, I had worn the same pair of contacts for four years continuously. He was pretty shocked.
What about when you were in the shower, or while in water?

What kind of contacts are these and where can I get them?!
kunoman1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #18
Fanboy
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey
Posts: 3,448
Thanked 455 Times in 149 Posts
Damn you lucky guys. My eyes are at the point where they get allergic to silicone and I can't wear them for more than 3 hours.
__________________
---------

Looking for ball hockey players - Wed nights Fleetwood
invader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #19
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
sam0m0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Argh
Posts: 512
Thanked 110 Times in 53 Posts
I wear the 2 weeks acuvue oasis with hydraclear for 1 month. Even if you got the 1 yr versions, wearing them for 4 yrs is nuts lol
sam0m0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net