If you wear contacts, you already may know some of these struggles listed in this article. I've been wearing them for nearly a decade and while I've become very used to them, the process of putting them on, cleaning them, and taking them off has always been a struggle. But even after almost a decade of this, there are still some things about it that irk me from time to time. Read on to learn about them and see if you can relate!
1. Having long nails.Red and White Manicure With Love Print · Free Stock Photo
Got a fresh new manicure? Depending on the length of your nails, the contact lens can officially become a pain to put on. It can slide to under your nail, you could jab yourself in the eye with it, or it could drop right off to the floor. Which brings me to the next issue.
2. When it falls off your finger while putting it on.Stressed Arrested Development GIF by HULU - Find & Share on GIPHY Giphy
If you're like me and also wear glasses, you likely can't see anything when you're putting your contacts in since your glasses aren't on. So you definitely won't be able to see when your contact lens drops to the ground. From switching on the light to shining your phone's flashlight and squinting to see, it's always an adventure when it happens.
3. Taking a nap.Kitten Lying on Surface · Free Stock Photo
Got your contacts in and wanna take a nap? Go for it! I've personally accidentally fallen asleep with my contacts in, but I wouldn't advise you to do it too often, because it can burn your eyes out, probably. Oh, and your eyes will turn a reddish hue.
4. Running out of solution.Scared The Lion King GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY Giphy
Don't you just love when you have contacts, but realize you run out of solution to put them in, so you have to run to the nearest store to get them as soon as possible? And no, you should never, ever, EVER store them in water. If you're in a situation where you literally can't get more solution, throw your current pair out and wait until the next day.
5. Running out of contacts.
It's always a sad time for me when my contacts run out because they can be very expensive to obtain. Shopping around and comparing prices is always a big help, especially if you don't feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars at the moment.
6. When it pops out of your eye!
It's completely rare when this happens, but when it does, it absolutely SUCKS. I've been told you can put it on your tongue and salivate it before putting it back in, but it's not advised because it won't sanitize and disinfect your lens. Word of advice? Carry a travel bottle, just in case.