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    I find them really easy and comfortable - always have. It's not good to keep them in for more than like 10 hours (depends on the type) or wear them every day of the week, but your optician will tell you that.

    I've also slept in them, and none of this rolling to the back of my eyes business, certainly uncomfortable when you wake up though - really dries your eyes out (it's not blinking I think that dries them out)

    My brother on the other hand, really couldn't stand to have anything near his eyes, couldn't bear to put them in... took him about an hour and a half to put them in and longer to take them out... never tried again. It depends on the person.

    Your optician will talk through all this stuff with you though surely?
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    I can tell you this isn't possible ( I worked as an Opthalmic assistant for 2 years).
    well how pray tell do you explain a lense on the top of her eyeball?
    sorry but I'm not actually an ignoramus. I know what a contact lense looks like o.O
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    I can tell you this isn't possible ( I worked as an Opthalmic assistant for 2 years).
    Thank you so much. I was certain that it was a myth and it was impossible but then people have been saying 'I can tell you it's not, it's happened to me!' got me quite worried
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    I've not got them yet no.

    I've got no problem touching or rubbing the bottom white bit of my eye it's the touching my pupil or at least touching it through the lens that freaks me out a bit and the 'pinching' to get them out


    That's what my brother said. But I find taking them out is the easiest easiest part.. much much easier than putting them in (which isn't too hard so long as you're not going to freak out about the touching your eyes thing)

    Putting in and taking out contacts isn't like touching your eye... the contacts touch your eye yes, but they're soft and jelly like, not a really harsh feeling on your eye. And you can't feel your fingers touching your eye, because they're not, they only touch the lens. I don't know if that makes sense.. but I think if you can touch the whites of your eye you should be fine.. because putting in contacts is less intrusive than that really.

    I'm rambling now.. :P
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)

    I've got no problem touching or rubbing the bottom white bit of my eye it's the touching my pupil or at least touching it through the lens that freaks me out a bit and the 'pinching' to get them out
    It just feels a bit odd; it's not painful at all. Touching the pupil through the lens sounds like it would hurt, but it doesn't feel any different to touching the whites of the eye, in my opinion.

    You don't need to get them out by pinching them out, that's just how I was told. Pinching is probably the wrong word but I can't think of another way to describe it, but again, it's not painful You can slide them out of your eye gently if you find that easier; it's personal preference really.
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    You get used to them. Though once in a while there's discomfort.

    I've fallen asleep in my monthlies before, my eyes were quite sore in the morning. But after taking them out, my eyes quickly recovered.

    Just remember to keep them clean.
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    Thank you so much. I was certain that it was a myth and it was impossible but then people have been saying 'I can tell you it's not, it's happened to me!' got me quite worried
    It can go to the top of the eyelid, and lodge itself in an awkward place- if that happens you close your eye and gently massage your eyelid (where the lens is) to try and tease it down onto your eye. But it cannot go right to the back of the eye and get stuck there.
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    (Original post by Maquillage)
    well how pray tell do you explain a lense on the top of her eyeball?
    sorry but I'm not actually an ignoramus. I know what a contact lense looks like o.O
    But that is at the top of her eye ball, not the posterior or the back of the eye. Contact lenses can move and get themselves in awkward and uncomfortable positions, but as I have said to the OP you massage the area with your forefinger to tease the lens down. The contact lens cannot go to the very back of your eye.

    Furthermore, I don't recall anyone suggesting- let alone calling you an ignoramus?

    http://www.allaboutvision.com/faq/contactlens.htm

    It is quite clearly stated here, you cannot lose a lens behind the eyeball.
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    I'm getting contact lenses (monthlies) for the first time at the end of the month and I'd just like some information.

    And any other helpful information contact lens wearers can give me.

    Thanks
    hey, i have been using them for about 3 or maybe 4 years now


    1. Are they uncomfortable when you first start using them/for sometime after you start using them?
    it all depends on the brand, i wd say as this is ur 1st time, start off with Acuvue Oasys or Acuvue Moist, and keep using them for atleast a year in my experience they are the most comfi ones, but they are slightly expensive
    2. I have long nails. Is this going to be a problem with putting them in and taking them out?
    well, am a boy, so dont know, but try wearing them, and if u cant manage, shorten ur nails, and with time wearing and takin them off will be much easier and less time consuming
    3. How long can I leave them in for? If I get home drunk and fall asleep before taking them out am I in danger of damaging my eyes?
    u defo dont wanna fall aslepp in them, but the lenght depends on the brand, and ask ur optician, and u will just get used to taking them off, with time, that u wd do it even if ur *********, well if u make it to bed
    4. Am I in danger or damaging my eyes just by using contact lenses?
    nope, i have been using them for more than 3 years, and my eyes power thingi stopped changing since

    lol i still remember the 1st time i used them, took me half an hour 2 wear one:rolleyes: and i got proper scared couldnt take it off:cool:
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    But that is at the top of her eye ball, not the posterior or the back of the eye. Contact lenses can move and get themselves in awkward and uncomfortable positions, but as I have said to the OP you massage the area with your forefinger to tease the lens down. The contact lens cannot go to the very back of your eye.

    Furthermore, I don't recall anyone suggesting- let alone calling you an ignoramus?

    http://www.allaboutvision.com/faq/contactlens.htm

    It is quite clearly stated here, you cannot lose a lens behind the eyeball.
    I said "the other side" not the back or posterior :/ I obviously didn't make myself clear.

    Furthermore, I know people who haven't been able to get their lense out from awkward and uncomfortable places although maybe that's due to the type of lense they are wearing.
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    I'm getting contact lenses (monthlies) for the first time at the end of the month and I'd just like some information.

    1. Are they uncomfortable when you first start using them/for sometime after you start using them?

    2. I have long nails. Is this going to be a problem with putting them in and taking them out?

    3. How long can I leave them in for? If I get home drunk and fall asleep before taking them out am I in danger of damaging my eyes?

    4. Am I in danger or damaging my eyes just by using contact lenses?

    And any other helpful information contact lens wearers can give me.

    Thanks
    1.I don't think so.. i've been using them for ages though so i might not remember correctly. I guess in the beginning it did feel odd to put something in your eye and its hard to stop blinking when you put them on. After a couple of times you get used to them and you don't really feel/notice them at all, only if the air is too dry.
    2.I have quite short nails, and i imagine it can be a bit tricky with long nails but its not impossible. You'll just have to develop your own technique and i'm sure you'll be fine
    3.I don't know which particular brand you're using but the ones i use are so "breathable" that you can leave them on overnight. Its not so comfortable though, but as long as you don't leave them on for many consecutive days i reckon you'll be fine. And if you do leave them on overnight and want to use them the next day again its fine, but you might want to take them out and clean them in the morning.
    4.Not that i know of? The only downside for me has been that sometimes especially when i'm tired my eyes feel dry and i can't concentrate on reading etc unless i remove the contacts and use my glasses instead.
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    (Original post by Maquillage)
    I said "the other side" not the back or posterior :/ I obviously didn't make myself clear.

    Furthermore, I know people who haven't been able to get their lense out from awkward and uncomfortable places although maybe that's due to the type of lense they are wearing.
    No you didn't-
    (Original post by Maquillage)
    ses.

    Also, don't fall asleep with them in because your eyes roll back and the lense can get lost on the other side. It can't always be retrieved

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    If the lens goes on the front of the eye,the "otherside" I assumed you meant was the back and as you said the "eyes roll back" during the REM phase of sleep.

    The suggestion was that the lens can be lost and non retrievable which suggests the back of the eye if it is non retrievable-I should have thought that whilst uncomfortable, if the lens got stuck under the eyelid it would not be assumed to be unretrievable, fineckty sure....unretrievable...not really.

    Even if they cannot, their optometrist or optom assistant can. I did it quite frequently and its not that hard, it is usually people who have not been wearing lenses for that long that have those sorts of problems. But they take a while to get used to.

    I am telling you cannot lose a lens permanently in the eye, it will be stuck under the lid...which I have kept saying is plausible, but that is retrievable.
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    (Original post by Homie)
    I've got astigmatism too, and they're not uncomfortable for me - do you use the ones specialised for people with astigmatism?

    To the OP - just be sensible with them. Build up the amount of time you use them so you're eyes become acustom to them, if they start to irritate you, or make your eyes feel tired - take them out. Oh, and try to give your eyes a rest from time to time and not wear them for a day or so
    Yeah I have to have torics, but I'm yet to find a pair for my prescription. -11 in total, with a -4 astigmatism (severe).
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    (Original post by Maquillage)
    Also, don't fall asleep with them in because your eyes roll back and the lense can get lost on the other side. It can't always be retrieved
    Totally not true!
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    3. How long can I leave them in for? If I get home drunk and fall asleep before taking them out am I in danger of damaging my eyes?

    I wear monthlies, and i wear the cheapest ones you can get at specsavers. It depends on how much you are willing to pay. I'm not supposed to wear mine for longer than 10-12 hours (but sometimes I do, and it really isn't the end of the world - they just don't want you doing that regularly). If you pay more money you can get ones that are more comfortable and can be worn for up to 18 hours.
    I have a number of times got back drunk and forgotten all about my contacts and left them in (and sometimes been sober but just totally forgotten i'd put them in that day and left them in!). Again, you shouldn't make a habit of this but its not a big deal. It will sting a bit when you take them out but as people have said, just make sure your eye has produced some tears to moisten it again before removing. I have woken up and been pottering around for an hour or so before even realising i never took mine out the night before!

    The biggest thing you need to worry about when being drunk is if you have a different prescription on each eye and you take them out and put them back wrong into the lens holder then spend the next day switching them between eyes to work out which is left and which is right.
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    (Original post by Maquillage)
    well how pray tell do you explain a lense on the top of her eyeball?
    sorry but I'm not actually an ignoramus. I know what a contact lense looks like o.O
    If you rub your eyes then lenses can fold in half and sit right at the top of your eyeball, but they can't get round the back. It's painful but not lethal.
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    No you didn't-

    If the lens goes on the front of the eye,the "otherside" I assumed you meant was the back and as you said the "eyes roll back" during the REM phase of sleep.

    The suggestion was that the lens can be lost and non retrievable which suggests the back of the eye if it is non retrievable-I should have thought that whilst uncomfortable, if the lens got stuck under the eyelid it would not be assumed to be unretrievable, fineckty sure....unretrievable...not really.

    Even if they cannot, their optometrist or optom assistant can. I did it quite frequently and its not that hard, it is usually people who have not been wearing lenses for that long that have those sorts of problems. But they take a while to get used to.

    I am telling you with 100% clinical and professional certainty that you cannot lose a lens permanently in the eye, it will be stuck under the lid...which I have kept saying is plausible, but that is retrievable.
    I was actually being sarcastic about making myself clear. You evidently think I am misguided and therefore jumped to a conclusion about what I was saying.

    I also know for a fact that one accquaintance I have has been unable to get a contact lense removed from her eye despite various visits to an optometrist.

    I'm not saying that you're wrong, with your 100% clinical and professional certainty, I was merely stating the personal experience of at least 3 people I have known.
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    (Original post by SimpleStudent)
    Totally not true!
    Have you ever tried it?
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    (Original post by *River)
    If you rub your eyes then lenses can fold in half and sit right at the top of your eyeball, but they can't get round the back. It's painful but not lethal.
    I don't remember saying it was lethal either...
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    (Original post by Maquillage)
    I was actually being sarcastic about making myself clear. You evidently think I am misguided and therefore jumped to a conclusion about what I was saying.

    I also know for a fact that one accquaintance I have has been unable to get a contact lense removed from her eye despite various visits to an optometrist.

    I'm not saying that you're wrong, with your 100% clinical and professional certainty, I was merely stating the personal experience of at least 3 people I have known.
    No, I do not think you are misguided I think you speak from seeing other people's experience. However your tone in your first reply was unecessary. And once again (see bold highlighting) that sort of flippant attitude is unecessary. If you type in such a manner, expect to get an equal reply.

    And as well as "clinical and professional certainty" I have worn contact lenses for 8 years...so yes, I do have a pretty good idea from my own personal experience too.
 
 
 
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