Common Questions and Answers About Contact Lenses

Many people wear contact lenses or are thinking about doing it. Because of this there are quite a few questions about these. I certainly had lots of questions before I started using them many years ago. It is easier now as we only have soft contact lenses, not both hard and soft ones to choose from. Learn some answers to some of the more common questions about contact lenses.

Can dry contacts damage your eye when taking them out?

You never want to be rough on the eye no matter what since it is a sensitive part of the body. It is important that if your contacts are feeling a bit dry to get them out of the eye. At the same time you don’t want to pull on them too hard coming out. Try adding a few drops of solution to loosen them up a bit before taking them out to avoid problems. Hopefully you will take them out before your eyes feel dry but that isn’t always possible.

Can you buy reading contacts without a prescription?

While you can buy reading glasses without a prescription, getting contacts is much different. The reason is because eyes are shaped differently. If you don’t have a proper fit contact on the eye, it can become a problem. This is why you need an eye doctor to make sure everything is safe. So no, you cannot buy any kind of contact lenses without a prescription.

How can you tell if your soft contacts are inside out?

This is a problem I often have and sometimes put mine in backwards by mistake, especially early in the morning before I have my morning coffee fix. There are generally two ways of doing this.

The first is to look for any writing on the contact. If it’s backwards, normally the contacts are backwards. This is easy if you have writing on them. If not, you have to look at the shape of the contact. Put it on the tip of your finger and look at it. If it looks like the normal shape, you have it right. If it looks like the ends are sagging, it’s backwards.

Can you put in eye drops in your eyes while wearing contacts?

Be careful about eye drops. Some work well with contacts and others do not. Be sure that you always read the directions on the packaging first to make sure you don’t do anything that you shouldn’t be doing.

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