Post # 1
Hey bees! I just got contacts for the first time this week! YAY!
Every time I’ve worn them (4 times now) the left one feels perfectly fine, but the right one is a little uncomfortable. Not painful, just very noticeable. It’s not inside out, or dirty, or folded… so I’m not really sure what the deal is.
I’m fairly sure it’s not normal to be able to actually feel them when they’re in your eyes though.
Any suggestions for what I could do to make it more comfortable, or is there a possible explanation for why I’m having this issue with my right eye only?
Post # 3
You could have one asygmatic eye…basically, that’s when the eyeball is slightly football-shaped as opposed to being a perfect sphere. When I first got contacts, I wore regular lenses. 20 years later, I’m now wearing asygmatic lenses to compensate for a change in the shape of my eyes.
I noticed that my my lenses had started to feel a little annoying by the end of the day, which prompted my opthomologist to make an adjustment.
Post # 4
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Thank you! Would that be something that the eye doctor would have noticed when he was checking my eyes out earlier this week? Or should I say, “Hey, this is uncomfortable, could you see if I have a football eye?”
Post # 5
Id def bring it up to your eye dr. What brand are you using?
This may sound stupid but have you tried rinsing your eye out with saline?
Post # 6
@SoontobeMrsA: I’m not sure what the brand is, as these are just a sample until my new glasses and 6 months worth of contacts come in next month. I’ve put eye drops in a few times but they don’t do much unfortunately 🙁
Post # 7
Just as there are different prescriptions, there are different degrees of astygmatism. You could be very, very slightly astygmatic. It might not have seemed pronounced enough to warrant a different lens.
It was just a thought. Mention the discomfort and see what they say. 🙂
Post # 8
You probably don’t want to hear this, but my contacts never feel completely comfortable, and i’ve seen my eye doc and changed brands twice. i think some people are just more sensitive to them. I can totally put up with it, and i’ve been wearing contacts for longer and longer stretches of time and more and more days in a row to prepare for the wedding week when i’ll likely be wearing them all day every day.
Good luck! Hopefully for you its something you can change 🙂
Post # 9
When I first got contacts, I was able to feel the left one in my eye for a couple weeks. They weren’t folded or dirty or scratched or anything like that, and the eye doctor said everything was fine.
For some reason I could just feel it in my eye. It went away after 2 weeks or so. Good luck!
Also – take it out and clean it really REALLY well. There might be some dust or something on it and that might be what’s irritating your eye.
Post # 10
@Miss Fish: LOL @ “Hey, this is uncomfortable, could you see if I have a football eye?”
I tried for 7 or so months to wear contacts a few years ago but could not adjust to it. They always stung and made my eyeballs feel like they were on fire or being scratched. I was told that was probably because they were the hard lenses (had a bump on one of my corneas and was not elligible for soft lenses since it had to be “custom” made for my eye). I looked at glasses in a whole new light and splurged for a ridiculously flattering pair and never looked back.
I am jealous of all the girls who can buy a $10 pair of sunglases at Target, though. 🙁
Post # 11
I think it just takes a while to adjust. Your eye doctor should have examined your eyes and a good doctor would have given you a contact lens to correct for astigmatism if you have it. You should tell them that you are uncomfortable though, there are ones that breathe more and might be more comfortable for you.
Post # 12
Thanks, ladies! I’ll be sure to call the eye doctor and ask him about it… but it’s not anything super painful that I can’t deal with, so maybe it’ll just be a thing that I do when I’m feeling like putting up with discomfort for the sake of beauty. And my new glasses are ADORABLE and they’ll be in soon, so I’m looking forward to that!
Post # 13
@Miss Fish: I’ve been wearing contacts for 15 years. And to this day, I’ll still feel them every now and then. It’s mostly when I’m tired and they are really dry. It’s also really easy to scratch the cornea with eyelashes and such. And lens might be irritating the scratch.
I think your doc would’ve noticed an astigmatism, but it wouldn’t hurt to mention it to him/her and have your eyes checked again.