Should I Wear Contact Lenses Right Now?
Are you trying to figure out if now is a good time to wear contact lenses? Have you noticed that your allergies have started to flare up?
Making the decision on when and when not to wear contact lenses can be challenging. Maybe you have a video conferencing call that you don’t want to wear glasses for or you don’t want to deal with frames obstructing your vision.
Whatever your reasons, it’s understandable that sometimes contact lenses are more convenient. But there are also times when wearing contacts isn’t ideal. Keep reading to find out if you should wear your contact lenses right now!
Wearing contact lenses can make you more susceptible to infectious diseases. If you must wear contact lenses, you need to keep your hands as clean as possible.
This is especially important when you put in or take out your contacts. Using dirty hands to touch your contact lenses is like putting dirt and germs right in your eyes.
If you do get exposed to an infectious disease like COVID-19 and don’t wash your hands, you could put it in your eyes. Like any disease, washing your hands is key for preventing you from getting sick.
If you decide to wear contact lenses, make sure that your hands are clean. Worried about keeping your eyes clean?
You could try only wearing glasses instead. They still allow you to see clearly and they reduce the number of times you’ll need to touch your eyes.
Suffer from seasonal allergies? Then the main thing you need to be worried about is allergy season.
If you have bad allergies in the spring and early summer, wearing contact lenses might not be ideal. When you touch something during allergy season, it most likely has pollen on it.
Now think about if you don’t wash your hands and then you touch contacts. Whatever you just touched probably had pollen on it.
There’s a high chance that you’ve now put pollen right into your eye. If you already have allergies, this will only make your symptoms worse!
If you decide that you want to use your contact lenses, please wash your hands before touching them. This way you are not trapping pollen between your contact lenses and your eyes.
Wearing glasses can improve allergy symptoms by reducing the number of times you have to touch your eyes. When you wear your glasses, you can avoid having a miserable allergy season.
Spring and early summer can be challenging seasons if you have allergies. You just want to enjoy the warm weather, the outdoors, and the activities that go along with being outside. But it’s hard to do that if you have dry, itchy, and irritated eyes.
Remember that contact lenses and pollen are not friends. Until allergy season has finished, wearing glasses is the best way to enjoy the warm weather.
If your allergy symptoms are severe and you do not want to wear glasses, talk to your eye doctor about your options. You could be a candidate for a laser eye procedure like LASIK. For most, this allows patients to say goodbye to glasses and contacts for good!
Concerned that your eyes are getting irritated because of contact lenses? Schedule an appointment at Complete EyeCare West in Columbus, OH today!