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I don't need glasses all the time, but as I'm getting older I do find it harder read fine print. I like to carry reading glasses so that I don't get stuck when I'm out and about, but I don't want to always carry a bulky glasses case. I like to try and find reading glasses that are compact and can easily be carried in the pocket and are pretty hardy so they don't get too scratched up. This blog is all about affordable options for pocket reading glasses to keep you able to read all those tiny fonts and prints.



Reading glass for the pocket

Accidentally Left Your Contact Lenses In Overnight? Here Are A Few Things You Should Do

by Peetu Huotari

Different eye problems may require that you get contact lenses. If you have just been to the optometrist and you have been given contact lenses, getting used to these eye fixtures may be a little challenging for the first few days. Even after receiving instructions from the optometrist, you may find yourself doing a few mistakes with your contacts. When acquiring contacts, you will be advised not to sleep in them because doing that can affect the blood vessels in your eye and increase risks of corneal infections. However, sometimes because of exhaustion or other reasons, you may accidentally sleep in your contacts. If this happens, here is what you should do when you wake up.

Start by Washing Your Hands

If you slept in your contacts, you will want to remove them for that day to allow your eyes to recover and have enough oxygen. Before removing the contacts, ensure that your hands are clean to prevent bacteria from entering your eyes. Therefore, wash them with soap and some warm water and dry with a towel. Since you will be using your fingertips to remove the contacts, avoid drying the fingertips to prevent the towel fibres from getting onto your fingers.

Blink Repeatedly and Apply Your Lens Drops

You will realise that your contacts might have become stuck when you try removing them. To avoid injuries to your eyes, don't try removing the contacts if they won't easily come off. Instead, apply a few lens drops and blink repeatedly to make your eyes moist enough for the contacts to move. Make sure the tip of the bottle doesn't touch your eyes when applying the drops because this can introduce bacteria into your eyes.

After applying the drops, close your eyes and gently rub your eyelids to loosen the contact of the lenses and make it easy to slide the contacts off your eye.

Test Whether the Contact Is Ready To Be Removed

Before removing the contacts, you will want to test whether they are ready to be removed by trying to slide them over to the white parts of your eye. If your contact lenses are hydrated enough, they should slide easily.

Don't Use Contacts for the Day

After removing the contacts, leave your eyes to rest for the day without contacts. Use your glasses instead and wait until any irritation in your eyes subsides before putting in contacts.

Tip: If you find yourself sleeping in your contacts more often, perhaps due to the nature of your job, you can check with your optometrist to get yourself extended wear lens that are suitable for continuous use and may not have adverse effects if you sleep in them.