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    So I'm going for an initial contact lens appointment tomorrow and a little nervous haha. I have been wearing glasses fulltime for past 3 years as need them to see and am just so sick of wearing glasses all the time!

    Do they take a long time to get used to putting in?
    That's what I'm most nervous about

    Also costs would be great of what to expect thanks

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    Im also interested in this. I'm sick of wearing glasses but hate the thought of trying to get contacts in and out

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    I have worn glasses full time for 15 odd years. I went once to try contact lenses. They let me wear them around the shopping centre for an hour. I was then told I would have to make another appt for lessons to use them and then another to pick them up. Needless to say I still wear glasses

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    Yes that's my fear too... But I'm so over glasses

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    I've worn contact lenses for about 10 years. They're very easy once you get used to them. If they're in properly you can't feel a thing. The biggest thing to get used to using using the pad of your finger to remove/insert them, rather than your finger tips. You can claim the contacts if you have phi


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    You can also get contacts that are monthly- meaning wear them for a month straight, including sleeping


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    @My Beloved Ones - which ones are they? I uses J&J Acuvue Oasys fortnightly lenses which you can wear for a fortnight if you take them out at night or full time (incl sleeping) for a week but have never heard of full time monthlies and would be interested to try! I've worn lenses for 20yrs (since I was 15) and lenses today are soooo comfy. The main thing to get used to is putting them in/taking out but it's fairly easy, just a bit tricky at first 😄

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    I wear contacts and love them. I think I was about 14 when I first got them, so can't remember how long it took to learn how to put them in/take them out, sorry.

    I remember I was very nervous and didn't think I'd be able to do it (I was a bit squeamish about the thought of putting my finger in my eye/touching my eye), but I found that looking into the distance, rather than looking at my finger coming towards my eye helped.
    And using the pad of your finger as My Beloved Ones mentioned.

    A few tips:
    - Put your make-up on after putting your contacts in
    - I put mine in leaning over the sink with the plug IN...because every now and then I drop them
    - They'll show you how to check if the lens is the right way round, but if it's inside out you'll know as you can feel it.
    - If the lens your optometrist recommends doesn't feel comfortable, ask if you can try a sample of a different brand/type. You may need to try a few before you get one that suits you.

    I get my eyes examined every year (I think?) and get a script from my optometrist, and then buy my lenses online because it's usually cheaper.

    Unless you use disposable daily lenses, the other costs are lens case(s) and contact lens solution. Some people use eye drops too, if the lenses make their eyes dry.
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    I started wearing contacts this year. It's a bit tricky to learn how to get them in and out but you get the hang of it reasonably quickly. I went for a few appointments to learn which I thought was a bit silly to start with but turned out to be well worth it. After the first appointment, the contacts weren't right for me, so they reviewed them and replaced them with different brands until we found what suited me best.

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