Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Night and Day contacts

So I’m on my first full week of Night & Day contacts.  I must say that I’m quite impressed with the product.  It is certainly nice not to have to take out contacts every night and put them in every Mon ring (I was previously using daily disposable contacts); I just put these things in about a week ago and have not taken them out.  It’s really nice to be able to wake up at night or even in the morning and be able to see.

The contact itself, although a soft contact, is much wider in diameter than I am used to and is much more rigid than other soft contacts that I have worn; it’s hard to even get the contact to bend around to the incorrect position.  One problem that I did find was that it was very hard to get the contacts out of the solution cases when I went to put them in — both contacts stuck to the case and I sort of had to dig them out.

Some things I’ve noticed:

  • You should have wetting solution around that is contact-safe.  Good to use after sitting at the computer, at night, and when you wake up in the morning.  The contacts are far more permeable than other soft lenses, but I live at high altitude, so they do get a little dry sometimes.
  • You have to be conscious of the fact that the contacts are in your eyes.  This is especially important when playing sports or even when using chemicals or soaps close to your eyes (i.e., keep your eyes closed in the shower when you’ve got soap or conditioner in your hair).
  • Walk away from your computer and into natural light several times throughout the day if you are constantly in front of a screen.  This is good advice for your eyes in general.
  • Wear sunglasses when it’s bright out and try to stay out of direct, heavy wind.  Once again, good advice for your eyes in general.

I’ll let you know if they still feel good towards the end of the month.


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