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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

Probably getting contacts within the week. Any tips or tricks?
Much appreciated.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

I imported mine from my previous phone.
Now all my contacts are back on there!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

Make a good first impression!
If you see what I mean ;)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

I thought you were talking about phone contacts and was all confused lol.

Don't sleep with them in your eyes, my sister has done that before and her eyes killed her.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Talking about for your eyes.. :P.

And yeah, heard they can go behind your eye if you sleep with them?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

It's called networking. Make new contacts where ever you go because they might come in handy in the future
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

Probably getting contacts within the week. Any tips or tricks?
Much appreciated.


Depends what kind of contact you will be getting. Is it on the lips or somewhere else?
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

Doubt they will go behind your eyes if you sleep with them on, but never go to bed with them on. I always take naps with them on and have had no problems, but it's probably not a good idea. :P
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

It's called networking. Make new contacts where ever you go because they might come in handy in the future


Maybe even hook :D with some nice asian girls?
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

Yeah. Buy from clearly contacts.
You'll save lots.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

Maybe even hook :D with some nice asian girls?


This guy knows what's up
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

Get your sizing at the optometrists then but them on clearlycontacts.ca

Iris was charging almost 90 dollars a month for 1 month disposable acue view lens and on clearlycontacts i bought a three month supply for 144..big savings
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

I'm 14 and its so hard for me to put in contacts, I have to try for like 20 minutes before I can pop one in...................................i'm so bad at it
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

I'm 14 and its so hard for me to put in contacts, I have to try for like 20 minutes before I can pop one in...................................i'm so bad at it


lol there's probably another reason why it's so hard to get them in your eyes...
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

breath-ability is the big thing, i buy the night & day ultra breathing(or some crap) contacts now as i found that with normal contacts after 10-12 hours of wearing & especially with computer time & textbook reading my eyes were sore with just regular contacts.

another good tip is to ask your optometrist for a trial pair (they are free) and keep 1 lense in your pocket/bag/purse as they can pop out & then ur up sh|t creek without a paddle.

and buy online you save 20-30%. i buy mine from visiondirect.com find them cheaper than clearly contacts most of the time.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

lol there's probably another reason why it's so hard to get them in your eyes...


:lol: Stereotypical but true
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

Cheap contacts are fine. Provided they fit right. I buy from my eye doctor, but it's not so expensive it's a deal breaker. He makes sure the lenses fit properly and my eyes get enough oxygen. He even gives me spares if there's a defect. That alone makes it worthwhile.

If you've never worn them before it will take you a while before your sub-conscious trusts you putting something on your eye. With your middle finger pull down on the bottom eyelid, look up and place the lens in.

After a few weeks, you'll get used to it. Make sure you clean them. Find the solution (the stuff you soak it in at night) that works best for you. I'd also recommend limiting the length of time you wear them until you're used it. I wear my glasses at least one day a week just to give my eyes a "vacation" from contacts.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

Cheap contacts are fine. Provided they fit right. I buy from my eye doctor, but it's not so expensive it's a deal breaker. He makes sure the lenses fit properly and my eyes get enough oxygen. He even gives me spares if there's a defect. That alone makes it worthwhile.

If you've never worn them before it will take you a while before your sub-conscious trusts you putting something on your eye. With your middle finger pull down on the bottom eyelid, look up and place the lens in.

After a few weeks, you'll get used to it. Make sure you clean them. Find the solution (the stuff you soak it in at night) that works best for you. I'd also recommend limiting the length of time you wear them until you're used it. I wear my glasses at least one day a week just to give my eyes a "vacation" from contacts.

breath-ability is the big thing, i buy the night & day ultra breathing(or some crap) contacts now as i found that with normal contacts after 10-12 hours of wearing & especially with computer time & textbook reading my eyes were sore with just regular contacts.

another good tip is to ask your optometrist for a trial pair (they are free) and keep 1 lense in your pocket/bag/purse as they can pop out & then ur up sh|t creek without a paddle.

and buy online you save 20-30%. i buy mine from visiondirect.com find them cheaper than clearly contacts most of the time.


Thanks guys. A bit nervous, but hopefully it goes fine!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm 14 and its so hard for me to put in contacts, I have to try for like 20 minutes before I can pop one in...................................i'm so bad at it


that was like me when i first got my contacts now it just takes 2 seconds

you should try putting them in anywhere in your eye you dont have to get it right in the center, once you blink it should be in the right spot if that makes any sense
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

that was like me when i first got my contacts now it just takes 2 seconds

you should try putting them in anywhere in your eye you dont have to get it right in the center, once you blink it should be in the right spot if that makes any sense


Thanks for the tip man, it helps
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

Make sure your hands are clean before you put them in / take them out.

Ive made the mistake of eating jalapeno chips before taking them out, it is not fun.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

Make sure your hands are clean before you put them in / take them out.

Ive made the mistake of eating jalapeno chips before taking them out, it is not fun.


What were you thinking man. Clean hands when touching the eye is common sense and it prevents getting eye infection. IMO eye glasses is safer than contacts. If I ever had weak vision, I would either just use glasses (like most doctors use) or get a surgery and be done with it.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Very hard to put in and take out the first few times but after that you cant even feel them! Dont egt coloured ones because it ruins your eyes and make sure you clean them properly and change them regularly to avoid infection and eye soreness.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

I used to struggle getting them in, it helps not to blink too soon once you think they are in.

Taking them out is really easy, just look to your right (or left) and slide your finger over your contact so it goes across your eye breaking the seal with your cornea.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Don't sleep with them in your eyes, my sister has done that before and her eyes killed her.


Condolences on the loss of your sister. ^_^

Had glasses and lenses for many years. Glasses much easier to handle. Though walking in the rain with glasses is a pain in the arse. You practically need wipers for your glasses. Contacts are more trouble to care for. Just make sure you follow the cleaning instructions and don't wear them for longer then recommended. If you do fall asleep with them in and wake up with them stuck to your eyes. Don't try to take them out the usual way. You could tear your corneas as that is what the lens is now stuck to. Simply put some eye drops in your eyes and blink repeatedly until they loosen.

Some advice to the OP. When putting a lens in, put a dark towel on the counter in front of your bathroom mirror. That way when you drop the lens (and you will many times) it will be easy to spot. No bigger pain in the arse than looking all over your bathroom floor for a clear contact lens. Also, if putting them in over the bathroom sink when you're better at it, turn off the water or put the stopper in. That way you won't flush $50 down the drain.

P.S. Eventually got corrective Laser Surgery. Best couple grand I ever spent in my life.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

Probably getting contacts within the week. Any tips or tricks?
Much appreciated.


When you first get fitted for contacts, there is a fitting fee and they will teach you how to put them in, take them out, and how to care for them. You'll get to practice putting them in/taking them out while you're there.

Most days, it's really easy for me to put them in but I do find that it takes a bit longer when my eyes are especially tired/dry.

I like to check to make sure they're not flipped over/inside out and that there are no tears before I put them in.

The contacts most likely won't roll back into your eyes if you fall asleep with them in but they'll probably dry out and feel uncomfortable. Some contacts are made so that you can sleep with them in though. But if they do go into your eye, they probably won't go further than the area under your eyelids and that really only happens if you rub your eyes. If that happens, don't panic - they won't get stuck there forever.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

Condolences on the loss of your sister. ^_^

Had glasses and lenses for many years. Glasses much easier to handle. Though walking in the rain with glasses is a pain in the arse. You practically need wipers for your glasses. Contacts are more trouble to care for. Just make sure you follow the cleaning instructions and don't wear them for longer then recommended. If you do fall asleep with them in and wake up with them stuck to your eyes. Don't try to take them out the usual way. You could tear your corneas as that is what the lens is now stuck to. Simply put some eye drops in your eyes and blink repeatedly until they loosen.

Some advice to the OP. When putting a lens in, put a dark towel on the counter in front of your bathroom mirror. That way when you drop the lens (and you will many times) it will be easy to spot. No bigger pain in the arse than looking all over your bathroom floor for a clear contact lens. Also, if putting them in over the bathroom sink when you're better at it, turn off the water or put the stopper in. That way you won't flush $50 down the drain.

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I was thinking of this. Where'd you go? Is it a couple of grand per eye or in total? Does it correct astigmatism too?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

I was thinking of this. Where'd you go? Is it a couple of grand per eye or in total? Does it correct astigmatism too?


I went to Clearly Lasik in Victoria. They have offices in Vancouver, Seattle etc as well. Dr King the Main guy. He travels around to various offices doing the procedures. He's done in the tens of thousands of procedures and is the official Laser guy of the Canucks.

The cost varies depending on what procedure you have done. I think PRK is cheaper. You can have just one eye done if that's all you need. I opted for the higher price package as it included all follow ups and lifetime touch ups. Give them a call and they'll answer all your questions. The initial consultation/eye exam is free. Good luck.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

took me a while to get used to getting them out- here's a tip: pull down under eye so that its more open and make sure to slide contact downwards before pinching to take it out. its much harder to take it out when its directly on the eye
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

I thought you were talking about phone contacts and was all confused lol.

Don't sleep with them in your eyes, my sister has done that before and her eyes killed her.

its okay to do it once in a while. I don't do it very often but I do know someone who sleeps with them in and is totally fine. Better to give your eyes a break though
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