7 Signs Contacts Might Not Be for You ...



I’ve been wearing contact lenses since I was thirteen – more or less.

Just lately, I wear them less and less often because they bother my eyes more and more.

I’m not quite willing to give them up completely, but I do accept the fact that I may have to in the future.

Contacts aren’t for everyone, and there are lots of signs contacts might not be right for you.

1. Itchy Eyes

Many of the signs contacts might not be right for you come down to comfort – or, rather, discomfort.

If, for example, you notice that your eyes always itch when you put in your contacts, you may have an allergy.

If so, you can first try different brands and solutions, but you may also have to accept that you’re going to be stuck with glasses.

2. Burning

Similarly, if your eyes burn when you put in your lenses, that can be a sign.

Again, you may have an allergy, and a different brand might help.

Your eyes could also be sensitive.

If that’s the case, it’s probably a good idea not to irritate them with contact lenses.2

I know they’re stylish and many people prefer not to wear glasses, but comfort trumps stylishness every time.

3. Constantly Losing Lenses

I’ve only lost a contact once in my life – and I later found it … but it was all crystalized by then.

My mom started wearing contacts at the same time I did, however, and lost at least one lens out of every pair she ever had.

If you can’t keep track of your lenses, that is a sign contacts might not be right for you.

4. You Have Headaches

One of the reasons I stay away from wearing my contacts for long periods of time is became they can sometimes give me awful headaches.2

I have no idea why, though I’ve mentioned it to my optometrist.

It doesn’t happen all the time, just often enough that I always bring my glasses with me.

If you get frequent headaches, you might want to stick with your glasses, too.

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