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How to Know if Your Contact Lenses Fit You Properly

How to Know if Your Contact Lenses Fit You Properly

Individuals who have made the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses will tell you of the difference that it has made in their lives. Contact lenses are a convenient option for those who have a range of eye conditions from myopia and hyperopia to astigmatism and presbyopia. Contact lenses are a great alternative to eyeglasses and should fit your eyes well without causing any discomfort as long as you get the right prescription. But what can you do when your lenses don’t fit you well?   


Wearing contact lenses that don’t fit you properly can lead to all sorts of eye problems from discomfort to infections. Read ahead to find out how to spot ill-fitting lenses and what to do to fix the problem.  


Signs of Poorly Fitting Contact Lenses 

Blurry Vision

One of the first signs of ill-fitting lenses is blurry vision. Lenses that fit correctly over your eyes will undoubtedly improve your vision as long as the prescription is correct. On the other hand, lenses that don’t fit your eyes will hamper your vision, resulting in blurriness. Although you may experience some amount of blurred vision when you first start wearing your new lenses, this issue should subside after a while. If it doesn’t then this could potentially be a sign of poorly fitting lenses. 

Discomfort 

Lenses that fit you well should not cause any discomfort. They should fit over your tear film and offer ample moisture to provide a comfortable wearing experience. If you experience dryness and discomfort or redness, this could be the result of wearing lenses that don’t fit you well.

Light Sensitivity 

Light sensitivity or photo-phobia can occur from wearing ill-fitting lenses or from wearing lenses for long periods of time. To avoid this, don’t wear contacts that are not prescribed for you. When you go to sleep at night, remember to remove your lenses from your eyes and clean and store them in lens solution

Lens Movement or Rotation 

Contact lenses are designed to stay in place over your cornea. If your lenses move around a lot and slip out of your eyes or rotate, this could be because the lenses don’t fit you well. Knowing about what you can expect when wearing contacts for the first time will allow you to identify potential problems.    

How to Ensure that Your Contacts Fit Well 

Tip 1 : Get a Professional Eye Exam 

A professional such as your eye doctor or an optometrist can accurately diagnose how much correction you need. We recommend following their instructions when it comes to deciding on which contact lenses you should get. 

Tip 2 : Follow Your Prescription 

Always follow the specifications given on your prescription when you get contact lenses. For example, individuals with astigmatism should wear toric lenses that are designed to remain stable over the eyes despite the abnormal shape of the cornea or eye lens.  

Tip 3 : Insert Your Lenses Correctly 

By inserting your lenses correctly, you can avoid discomfort or damage to your cornea. Knowing how to correctly insert and remove your lenses is crucial to your comfort and safety. 

Tip 4 : Make sure that your lenses are not inside out 

It can sometimes be difficult to judge whether your lenses are inside out. When placing the lens on the tip of your finger, the edges should point upwards and the side facing you is the inside of the lens. Always ensure that your hands are washed with soap and water and completely dry before handling your lenses. 

Book an Eye Exam in Dubai

By getting an eye test, you can know exactly what lenses will fit your best. To make an appointment for an eye test at one of our branches, fill out this form on our website.