Well girls I had my first contact lens fitting this week. I went to Mairead O’Leary Opticians in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and met with their lovely optician Alison. I was more nervous than I thought I would be, but Alison was very chilled & calming….I always need calming 😉 She did a full eye exam, checking my sight and the health of my eyes and whether they would be suitable for lenses. That bit all went fine and I was given the green light to try the Alcon daily disposable lenses “DAILIES TOTAL1®”.
Alison then popped a lens in each eye (she made it seem so easy!) and honestly I couldn’t believe the result! I could actually see myself in the mirror at the end of the room….and I was shockingly more wrinkled that I thought. Anyway, getting over that it was then my turn to try! Alison removed the lenses and I had a go.
Putting them in was ok. I washed my hands and then in front of a large mirror I managed to open the pack and get the lens out onto my fingertip and popped one in my right eye and then one in the left. All going good so far. I was overly confident.
Then I had to take them out. I didn’t find this easy at all! My nails were too long so that didn’t help, lesson learned. I was also freaked out that my lash extensions were all going to fall out from holding my lashes! Alison again calmed me and talked me through the various ways to remove a lens. For me I found holding my bottom lid down and sliding the lens down worked and I could see it and take it out. I tried it twice and the second time was definitely easier as I had a knack, so I’m hoping with practice I’ll be flying it.
I was given some trial packs to take home with me so now the real test begins! I better not chicken out, I’ll let you know!
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