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Contacts have come a long way.

And there’s more to contact lenses than meets the eye. When you visit the optometrist, he or she will give you a comprehensive eye exam. They will also have to measure the shape of your eye in order to properly prescribe the proper fit of your lenses.

This is a very important process, because wearing the wrong contact lenses can have an adverse effect on your eyes.

What Happens?

There are a few ways to tell if you have the wrong contact prescription.

Blurry vision.

When you first put your contacts in, your vision will be blurry as your lenses adjust to your eyeball. That can easily be corrected by blinking your eye a few times to allow the lenses to shift properly. If you notice that your vision is still blurry after a while, go back to your eye care professional for a complete eye exam.

Straining to See

Wearing your contacts may take a bit of time to get used to. Your vision will change immediately and will probably feel strained at first as your eyes adjust to the prescription strength. If your eyes continue to feel strained after a few days, hit up your optometrist to recheck your prescription, as the lenses you are wearing are not correcting your vision properly.

Eyes That Are Watery

Your contacts adhere to your eye through a suction that is created with the wetness in your eyes. This may cause your eyes to feel drier, which is quite common. However, if your eyes are watery all of the time, they could be working harder than they should be. Let your optometrist know what is happening. When you are wearing your contacts, they should fit right and feel comfortable.

Seeing Clearer

You may have to try a few types of different contact lenses before finding the ones that work for you. Once you have the right lenses and the right prescription, you’ll know.