Contacts or eyeglasses? n_n?
I have glasses(rarely use) and the lenses fell off. Next week i’m going to an eye examination so i can get a prescription and a new pair, my dad thinks its the time whether or not i should get glasses, contacts, or both. I’ve never had contacts before and i really need glasses or contacts because i’m nearsighted and it gets annoying at school when i can’t see the board.
I’m afraid to get contacts because i hate getting things in my eyes, afraid of touching my eyes, afraid of them making my vision worse/blind me, and that i could lose them going to the back of my eyes.(I’m 15 btw)I’m really nervous about them
I look terrible with glasses on so i want to know these about contact lenses:
* Whats a good brand of contact lenses(for a 15 y/o) that don’t fall out easy, dry out fast, can possibly breath, and are good for first-timers?
* How many hours can you wear a contact?
* What are some things do i need to keep in mind while wearing/considering for contacts?
* Any dangers of contacts?
* Do they hurt? n_n
Okay thnx I may come back and ask more questions about them btw so keep that in mind
Like you I absolutely loathed wearing glasses. I think they make me look really geeky, so I wore contacts for years. I only wear glasses now because I found a style that suits me and I can’t be bothered with the putting in/taking out etc. Plus I’m older and glasses seem to suit older people more. Anyway in answer to your questions:~~~~~~~
It’s not possible for contacts to go to the back of your eye. I used to wear them every day and the worst thing that happened was I rubbed my eye and the (soft) lens folded and got lost in my upper eyelid. It just felt like I had something in my eye and I easily got it out.
It took me at least half an hour to get the lenses in the first time I wore them. I HATED sticking a finger in my eye. The technique is to use a mirror and use one eye to look at the other eye (ie you’re not focusing on the finger-end poking the lens straight in there!)
As long as you keep your hands clean, don’t handle noxious chemicals or spices before inserting or removing lenses, keep the lenses properly clean, and don’t overwear them, you shouldn’t have problems. A big advantage of contacts is that you can have a huge sunglasses collection, if you’re into that. Rather than having just one pair of prescription ones.
Also, contacts don’t fog up in rain, never catch on clothing, don’t get knocked. Mine have never ever fallen out, wereas glasses can fall off. Only thing you shouldn’t do with lenses in is rub your eyes, like I said.
It took me a while to get used to putting them in but I quickly learned to take them out without any mirror at all. Eventually I learned to put them in without a mirror either.
The ones I got on with best were called Specsavers Asphericlens, made of methafilcon A. Precision UV were also good, as they have around 75% water content. Asphericlens has slightly lower water but were more comfortable. Specsavers only trade in the UK but you can find methafilcon A lenses by googling.
If you have the extra cash and don’t want to be bothered cleaning lenses, daily disposables are obviously more hygenic. The only disadvantage is that they’re flimsier and very slightly harder to put in. Daily disposables are better if you only want to wear lenses occasionally eg at parties etc.
They used to claim you could only wear contacts for 8 hours. I used to wear glasses first thing in the morning and last thing at night and contacts in the middle of the day. The last lot I had (Asphericlens) I’m pretty sure had a 15 hour wearing time. My problem was I was sick for a long time and kept falling asleep with the lenses in and my optician said (judging by the state of my eye, not anything I said) thatt I’d been overwearing them.
I would say the main problem with contacts is if you have very sensitive eyes you can get this feeling like there’s something in your eye and you have to take the lens out, rinse it and put it back in again. I had this problem all the time in the mid 90s, but by the late 90s/2000s the technology had improved. Also the 1-step cleaning solutions are way better than ones involving different bottles, pills etc. I never had any problems with the 2 brands I mentioned.
Soft contacts do not hurt at all, you can’t even tell they’re in, except you can see clearly. They give better visual correction than glases. It’s basically like having naturally perfect eyesight. Just make sure you rember to take them out if you’re into catnapping!
How can I achieve a genuinely healthy lifestyle?
I am really interested to be introduced to recipes without much sugar,sodium or cholesterol/fat. However, I still want it to taste good. Am I asking too much? I don’t want to eat healthy “alternatives”. I want the food I eat to be beneficial to my health. This is not for weight loss purposes. I just want to take better care of myself. Please educate me on this topic.
The best way is to avoid sugar in most items. Replace it with Stevia. It is an all natural plant extract that is as sweet as sugar with zero bad effects and is actually good for you. Avoid any deep fried foods. It doesn’t matter how they are done or in what oils, it is very bad for the body and attacks the circulatory system and the heart. If you are cooking food in the oven, do it on a rack and drain away the fat. If cooking chicken, turkey or anything that has a moderate fat level, boil it first or microwave it first, and drain the fat, rinse it, and then oven cook it. Buy whole grain breads. Never use margarine. Only use butter, and salt free butter is the best (usually found in the freezer section). Avoid soft drinks completely. Drink milk (chocolate or white / or rice milk if you are lactose intolerant … Chocolate or white) and unsweetened fruit juices or good old water. The sports drinks are as bad as soft drinks and are hard on your system. Even the ones that are sugar free. The sugar replacement is worse for you than sugar. Avoid potato chips, french fries, and all other junk foods. Eat Yogurt or fruit instead or cut up veggies instead. Make certain that the yogurts you buy are sugar free or very low sugar. The sweetness can come from the added fruit for flavour (the fruit will have a natural sugar content). Have a smoothie for breakfast every day (2 heaping tablespoons of plain yogurt, 1 banana, a few strawberries, and a small handful of other fruit pieces in a large cup. Top up with orange juice and put in blender till liquefied. Then pour into a glass and drink.) A great and easy breakfast that starts the day in a great way. It makes you feel good all day and keeps you regular too. It is great for your overall health and your systems operation of cleaning out the bad and enforcing the good. Eat at least 3 meals a day. Never miss your breakfast, and a small lunch and a fair size dinner. Or you can spread the meals after breakfast into 3 other small meals (which is actually better for you). If you drink, do so with moderation and avoid the junk foods that go with it. Use sea salt for flavouring instead of regular salt, and use it with great moderation. Cut up some veggies for snacks, and use a fat free dip for extra flavour.
This will change your metabolism around in about a 2 to 3 week period. If you have extra weight to lose, it will just fall off after that, and you will have a great amount of energy. It will also clean your system out at a rate that your body can comfortably handle. Your bad choloresterol levels will go down and disappear and the benefits to your health will be amazing. You will sleep better and have more energy. You will think better and clearer, your eyesight may even improve. In short order the old junk foods and fatty foods will not have the appeal at all and will actually taste bad or sickening to you after you have tasted the good stuff regularly. You will just lose those cravings completely. Walk a bit every day. This is good for the heart and your overall health. If you have a dog, walk it a couple of times a day. You will both enjoy it. You don’t have to do any heavy workouts, just be active. Your strength will increase with the better foods naturally, and you will feel more energized anyway. Extreme workouts are hard on the system and very hard on the heart, even for the most healthy person. The foods will taste much better and very mouth watering using the methods I have passed along. Try it. You will be completely surprised and changed for the better within an month. Not only is this a great way to improve your health, it is actually a considerably cheaper way to eat and it has great benefits.
is there any way i can Make my eye sight better naturally?without d?
I am as blind as a bat. i use glasses which makes me uncomfortable at times especially when it rains.i wanna join my schools soccer team,but i cant since i have classes and contacts don’t work for me. i want my eye sight to improve till the point i will no longer be in need of glasses or contacts but i don’t know what to do.is there some type of food you eat or some type of medicine that could help because i don’t know what to do im tired of glasses breaking and stuff like that. Help!!!
Um guys im not blind as a bat ,i just used that to show how much im in need of eyesight improvement.Bats cant see unless its dark so there.but seruiosly i need an improvement badly and i think theres someting that can help other than carrots which probably takes ages to work. Theres so many types of things out there im sure there is.im hoping someone knows.so Help!!! plz and thnk u
I read all the books about strengthening my eyes because my glasses are real thick. The muscles that control your eyes are smaller than a pinhead. You can not “build them up”.
The reason for the poor eyesight is the shape of the eyeball. Either too deep or too shallow. There is no natural way to change that.
I just wish my glasses didn’t get blasted in the rain so i can’t see..
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