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Five Essential Tips for Contact Lens Users: Safety Guide by Mac Nally Opticians

By Contact Lenses, Eyecare, Prescriptions

Are you a contact lens wearer? At Mac Nally Opticians, we’re dedicated to ensuring your eye health and comfort. Here are five crucial tips to help you maintain safe and comfortable contact lens usage:

  1.  Stay Clear of Water: It’s essential to avoid exposing your contact lenses to water, whether it’s swimming in a pool or showering. Water harbors harmful bacteria and microorganisms that can adhere to your lenses, increasing the risk of eye infections. 
  2. No Sleepovers for Contacts: Sleeping with contacts increases the risk of corneal ulcers, infections, and discomfort due to reduced oxygen flow to the eyes. 
  3. Healthy Eyes First: If you experience any symptoms of an eye infection, such as redness, pain, or discharge, it’s crucial to refrain from using contact lenses until your eyes are fully healed. Continuing to wear contacts while your eyes are infected can exacerbate the condition and prolong recovery. Prioritize your eye health and consult with our optometrist if you have any concerns.
  4. Stick to the Schedule: Whether you wear daily disposables or monthly lenses, it’s essential to adhere to the recommended wearing duration. Overwearing lenses can lead to discomfort, dryness, and an increased risk of complications.
  5. Makeup After Lenses: To avoid irritation and potential infections, it’s best to insert your contact lenses before applying makeup. Makeup particles and debris can easily transfer onto your lenses if applied before insertion, leading to discomfort and potential complications. Ensure proper hygiene by washing your hands before handling your lenses and inserting them before starting your makeup routine.

At Mac Nally Opticians, we understand the importance of convenience and affordability. That’s why we offer the option to order a three-month supply of contact lenses with free shipping, making it easier for you to stay stocked up on your lenses while prioritizing your eye health. If you have any questions or concerns about contact lens care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team of eye care professionals. Your vision is our top priority!

Adding Contact Lenses to Your Eyewear Options

By Contact Lenses

It might be difficult to decide whether to add contact lenses to your eyewear options, but it can also be a great way to improve your vision and change your appearance. There are many different types of contact lenses available, so it’s important to choose the one that’s right for you. Let us help you at Mac Nally Opticians on the Green.

Here are some things to consider when making the switch:

Appearance: Many people add in contact lenses because they feel self-conscious about wearing glasses. Contact lenses can help you feel more confident in your appearance by giving you a more natural look. It gives you an option to change up your look and not have to wear glasses all the time.

Vision correction: Contact lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They can also be used to correct presbyopia, a condition that affects people over the age of 40 and makes it difficult to see objects up close.

Comfort: One of the biggest benefits of contact lenses is that they are often more comfortable than glasses in certain situations. They don’t fog up, slip down your nose, or get in the way when you’re playing sports or engaging in other physical activities.

Convenience: Contact lenses can offer greater convenience, than glasses. You don’t have to worry about carrying them around, you can travel light, adding freedom for different tasks or activities. Particularly the lens of choice nowadays, being a daily disposable, you are putting fresh new lenses into your eye everyday, avoiding the hassle of cleaning and storing contact lenses.

Safety: It’s important to follow the instructions for wearing and caring for your contact lenses to ensure that they are safe and effective. This includes washing your hands before handling your lenses, using the correct solution to clean and store them if needed, and replacing them as directed by your eye care professional.

Overall, adding in contact lenses can be a great choice for people who want to improve their vision, feel more comfortable, and change their appearance.

Needless to say, we recommend both options in your Eyewear wardrobes. In other words don’t fully substitute your specs for contacts or vice versa, alternate between the two, then you’ll experience the best of both worlds. So whilst playing sport, going to the gym or a social event, that’s the time to consider your contact lenses, then switch it up, by rocking your fabulous specs for other events or activities.

Luckily we have the right team to guide you through this transition. Just be sure to book your consultation with us at Mac Nally Opticians on the green and we will help you find the right pair and how to properly care for them.

Contact Lenses – A fabulous addition to your eyewear options

By Contact Lenses

At MacNally opticians we love our spectacles, and nothing should be a substitute for the “style” and “look” that can be achieved with a fabulous pair of specs.

Having that said, there are times when you don’t necessarily want to wear your specs. Contact lenses are a fabulous addition to your eyewear options!

The lenses allow for great convenience as they won’t fog up in warm/cold conditions or with the wearing of face masks. You can exercise unencumbered in them.

You can play sports / go to the gym without worrying about sweating all over or damaging your specs.

They won’t ever clash with your outfits!

Contact lenses are more comfortable now than they’ve ever been as they offer:

– Better vision correction

– Suit most age groups

– Better materials allow for a longer days wear

– Get a 360-degree view!

– Great freedom for drivers.

Of Course, you need to develop good habits when wearing contact lenses. For example, clean hands when handling them and regular checkups with us to ensure best-fit, comfort, and vision.

The top things you must NOT do when wearing contacts:

– Sleep in your lenses

– Shower/swim or use a jacuzzi or hot tub in them.

With that being said, we traditionally recommend daily disposable contact lenses, so you are putting fresh, sterile, new contact lenses into your eye each time you choose to wear them.

The contact lenses of today are designed to be breathable, moisture preserving, and comfortable as well as offering excellent vision correction.

Visit us for a contact lens assessment to determine your suitability and trial some lenses before you even have to commit to a full supply.

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