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23 Mar 2009 - 11:4412047
Contact lenses...
I really, really can't seem to get them in! I'm following all the instructions but they just don't seem to want to go in my eyes!

Does anyone have any advice/experience of stupidly stubborn lenses for a complete n00b?

Only a week until Minami...gah..


23 Mar 2009 - 13:0812048
The first time putting them in is incredibly difficult! I remember it took me almost an hour to get both of them in.

First off, make absolutely sure they're not inside out. You can tell because when they're the right way round, they're more cup-shaped, whereas if they're inside out, the edges flare out a bit.

Make sure your fingers are really clean, and the lenses are very moist but not full of solution. I find the easiest way is to place the lens on the middle finger of the corresponding hand for the eye you're trying to put it in, hold your bottom eyelid down with the other hand, look upwards so it's mostly the white of your eye showing, and touching the lens to that. That way you don't blink as much because your finger isn't jabbing at your iris. Then, still holding the lens in place, look forwards normally, and gently push the lens towards your iris. If they're the right way round and a good fit, the lens should settle onto your iris.

If it really isn't working, you may have a badly-fitting set of lenses (sadly, not all of them will fit everyone - what brand are you using?) or you may be one of the people whose blink reaction is simply too strong to overcome.

Best of luck, and keep trying! It gets easier every time you do it, so practise and you'll hopefully be able to pop them in in no time.


23 Mar 2009 - 13:0812049
Quote Nocturnal Blossom:
I really, really can't seem to get them in! I'm following all the instructions but they just don't seem to want to go in my eyes!

Does anyone have any advice/experience of stupidly stubborn lenses for a complete n00b?

Only a week until Minami...gah..


I would also find any help on this really.... helpful.

I've tried LOTS of different ways of getting the things in and failed. T-T
And I'm doing three cosplays at Minami with green eyes!! u_______u


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23 Mar 2009 - 13:1212050
Easiest way when you've only got a week? Find someone used to putting contacts in and get them to do them for you.

I've put contacts into a couple of people, so I'm getting to the point where it's just "sit down, pull open, contact in, go."

If you're really having trouble, it is the best way. If you want I can do them minami morning for you, I'm happy to help out.

Tab


23 Mar 2009 - 13:2912051
Hope I can help, as I had trouble with mine =/

I always could get them into my eyes, but with some bubbles on them >.< I dunno if that's your problem =/

What I do when they are into my eye, is try to settle them looking to all sides (upwards, right, left...).

Then, as most of the times that only doesn't work, I close my eye, even if the lense still have some bubbles in it. But then with my lids closed, I softly press my lids with my finger, and move it gently in a small circular way (wax on, wax off). That usually settles the lense correctly.

And of course once you have manage to put them correctly which whatever method, you gotta practice every day until Minami.

PD: I'm not doctor and don't take responsabilty for blah blah... >.<

Good luck! I was once in the same situation


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23 Mar 2009 - 13:3512052
Silver: I'll help you with yours.

the easiest tip is to put the lense on your finger tip, hold the eye open with the other hand, and look directly at the lense as you bring it right into your eye. Alternatively look at you eye in the mirror (having something to focus on stops your iris moving to much) and do the same thing. You should aim to get the lense right over you iris straight away, if it doens't quite get there, then keeping your finger in your eye and wiggling it to the right position should work. Then blink a coupld of times to make sure it's in place. It will feel wierd for a few mins, but go and do something else for a little while to take you mind off them, and you wont notice them (unless the re inside out - in which case they will fall out! or the wrong size - they will also fall out)

The first few times will be tricky, and one that says it will be easy first time is either really lucky or a big fat liar!!!! (i've been wearing lenses for 10 years nearly!) But it does get easier with pracatice! honest!!!

Like Tab, I'm happy to give people a hand.

Tab - we could start our own business poking people in the eye!!1 -WIN!!


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23 Mar 2009 - 19:1212068
Thanks for all the advice everyone! I'm going to have another go I think - surely things as small as contacts should not defeat me!

The problem I'm having is that once I've got them in the right place they're not coming off my finger and going into my eye - and by the time I've got them loose from the finger it's blink time again!

Also, I don't know if this has to do with the brand, but I'm finding them VERY large. I wore daily contact lenses for a very brief time years ago and I'm sure I don't remember them being so big! Getting the whole thing over the iris without touching either lid is proving a lot of a challenge!

Alternately I think I'll ask Monkey to poke her fingers in my eyes - she seems to have NO problem putting them in!


23 Mar 2009 - 19:2712069
Quote Nocturnal Blossom:


The problem I'm having is that once I've got them in the right place they're not coming off my finger and going into my eye - and by the time I've got them loose from the finger it's blink time again!


This is the major problem I have although I'm slowly getting better. It's like "Yay I can touch the contact to my eyeball finally! Ahh crap why is it still on my finger?!!"


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23 Mar 2009 - 22:3212079
Oh phew, I'm so glad it's not just me! I had three sessions down at Specsavers trying to get them in, my eyes would be so red and sore afterwards from trying to hold my upper eyelid open long enough to get them in. I gave up in the end (fail D: ) Best of luck - you'll find a technique that works best for you, and sometimes if you're having difficulty with one eye trying the other can help. I hope you pull it off!



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23 Mar 2009 - 22:5412080
Ah when this happens to me sometimes I use one of the fingers of the other hand (the one I'm holding the eyelid open) to slide the lens off my finger and press both fingertips and the lens onto my eye. That's how I do it, Good luck! If all else fails I'll do it for you considering you're staying at my place ^^.


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24 Mar 2009 - 11:0512089
if it's sticking to your finger, try keep you finger slightly moist (drop of contact solution ideally, if not a little water) they will come off damp fingers better than dry ones!


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24 Mar 2009 - 19:2712098
Quote GunstarVixen:
if it's sticking to your finger, try keep you finger slightly moist (drop of contact solution ideally, if not a little water) they will come off damp fingers better than dry ones!


The opposite seems to hold true for me...in fact, I thought contacts were designed to cling to the moisture of your eyes ^_^'

I could be wrong as I only ever wear them for cosplay but...that's what I thought LOL


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25 Mar 2009 - 10:4012106
Quote sjbonnar:
Quote GunstarVixen:
if it's sticking to your finger, try keep you finger slightly moist (drop of contact solution ideally, if not a little water) they will come off damp fingers better than dry ones!


The opposite seems to hold true for me...in fact, I thought contacts were designed to cling to the moisture of your eyes ^_^'

I could be wrong as I only ever wear them for cosplay but...that's what I thought LOL


lol ok! in that case try both!!! Thinking about it I do have very specific lenses, which are quite different from dailys and coloured ones, so maybe mine just like being awkward!!

It's trial and error though (like most things) If anyone does need a hand at minami them please let me know, I will be there thurs evening until monday!


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25 Mar 2009 - 12:1112107
Contacs = EVIL!!!

tbh Ive never liked putting them in or wearing them in, im always afraid they will go round the back of my eye like they did to my friend sophie for her roxas cosplay, for alucard im doing red eyemakeup tests to see if that works.


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25 Mar 2009 - 12:4112109
Quote ryukredapples:
Contacs = EVIL!!!

tbh Ive never liked putting them in or wearing them in, im always afraid they will go round the back of my eye like they did to my friend sophie for her roxas cosplay, for alucard im doing red eyemakeup tests to see if that works.


Okay I actually asked my optician if this was possible and she said no...because of the shape they'll always get pushed back into the centre of your eye...so if that did happen to your friend they either bought very cheap lenses or are very unlucky. XD

And with the moisture thing...yeah definetly dry hands, if I have wet fingers my contact lense just clings to it and wont come off! XD


25 Mar 2009 - 13:0012110
Out of interest, how difficult is it to actually remove the lenses? That's the thing I'm wary of, heh.


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25 Mar 2009 - 13:4812113
Quote Elata:
Out of interest, how difficult is it to actually remove the lenses? That's the thing I'm wary of, heh.


Like with everything it becomes easier with practise. Alot of people say it's easier than putting them in...but when I was first trying I found it to be harder...I suppose it depends on the person. To do it I slide the lense out of the iris area (the side AWAY from the nose I find is easier) also looking away will help this, and then gently pinch it and it should pop out. ^_^ (Remember to be very careful if you have log nails though! >< )


25 Mar 2009 - 13:5712114
They're not too hard to get out if you practise. I've only worn mine a few times and not tried to take them out myself (useful having someone else that knows how to do it for you) but it's just a case of pinching them out really. If you pinch from either side of the iris they come out nice and easily. (I really should try myself)

As for getting them in I always do it on the whites of the eye, hold the lids open as much as possible and look down. I tried looking straight ahead but just can't stop blinking when I see that finger coming. I always keep my eye closed and constantly blinking for a few seconds to adjust to them.


25 Mar 2009 - 14:4212116
Yes, as they have stated, try playing with the moisture in your hands to find out what works better for you in order to stop the contact lens sticking to your finger instead that to your eye. That usually helps me.

Just remember, as it has happened to me , it's easy to get the tips of your finger wet, either with the cleaning solution of with your eye's tears, lol... but if you want to dry your finger remember to not use something that could leave some particles in your fingers, as you don't want them to get into your lens. No cheap toilet paper for example >.< (at least this has been a problem for me).

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that has had problem with contact lenses. In the instructions it looks so easy!


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