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Afraid to Touch Your Eyes?

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Old 04-08-2008, 12:32 PM
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Is there anyone reading this who doesn't wear contact lenses because they're afraid of touching their eyeball?

Is there anyone reading this that used to be afraid of touching their eyeball, but now pops in their contacts with absolutely no fear or discomfort?
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:04 AM
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This may sound daft, I can put in & take out my contacts, but anything else to do with eyes, touching or wiping ect makes me feel sick.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:27 PM
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This may sound daft, I can put in & take out my contacts, but anything else to do with eyes, touching or wiping ect makes me feel sick.
To be honest, Mickey, it does sound a little "daft," but we'll forgive you. I'm grateful that you answered my question.

"Daft" is a British expression, isn't it? Do we have a Lens 101 member from Across the Pond?
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:06 PM
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I have contacts but rarely use them because I'm afraid of touching my eyes. When my eye doctor tried putting them in he kept joking that he would have to glue my eyelids open.

When he finally got them in I panicked because I couldn't get them out. I don't know, I'm more comfortable wearing my glasses. No poking around the eye with them.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:58 AM
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Hi Superschwin, yep Im from the uk, I found this site yesterday and its great.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:10 AM
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This is the primary reason I haven't gotten contacts. My eyes are always bothering me. They feel like there's sand in them, I constantly rub my eyes and it's been the hardest habit to break.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:59 PM
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Hi Superschwin, yep Im from the uk, I found this site yesterday and its great.
That's great to know, Mickey. I'm glad you decided to become a part of the Lens 101 on line community. Enjoy your stay.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:16 AM
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Thank you
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:56 PM
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I know that if you have dry eyes, that it is more difficult to wear contact lenses. Contact lenses actually help increase the dryness in your eyes, causing you to tear and feel like sand is in your eyes. They do have natural tears for contact wearers and it does help.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:53 PM
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Touching my own eye never bothered me, and I always just popped my lenses in and out without looking. A friend of mine always had to use a mirror to do it though, which I couldn't understand.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:00 PM
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Me! Me! I'm such a big chicken! That's why I joined this forum to find out if it's as bad as I think it looks. I have glasses that I hate wearing but the mere thought of sticking something on each of my eyeballs gives me the creeps!
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:51 PM
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I want to get contact, but I am one of those chickens. I do not think I can put them in my eyes. I know it may sound stupid, but just being honest.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:53 PM
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This is the primary reason I haven't gotten contacts. My eyes are always bothering me. They feel like there's sand in them, I constantly rub my eyes and it's been the hardest habit to break.
Does that mean your eyes feel like there's sand in them all the time, or just when you try to wear contact lenses?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:34 AM
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Is there anyone reading this who doesn't wear contact lenses because they're afraid of touching their eyeball?

Is there anyone reading this that used to be afraid of touching their eyeball, but now pops in their contacts with absolutely no fear or discomfort?
I used to be afraid to touch my eyes. Afraid is really not the reason, I just simply hat to mess with my eyes.

But, over time, I have adjusted and can now pop lenses in/out without any problem. I still hate to mess with my eyes, but with contacts, I'm good.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:52 PM
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I used to be afraid to touch my eyes. Afraid is really not the reason, I just simply hat to mess with my eyes.

But, over time, I have adjusted and can now pop lenses in/out without any problem. I still hate to mess with my eyes, but with contacts, I'm good.
How long did it take for you to touch your eyes without discomfort? Was it a matter of weeks, months . . . years?
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:49 PM
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How long did it take for you to touch your eyes without discomfort? Was it a matter of weeks, months . . . years?
Good question, Georgiaonmymind. I'd like to know the answer to that myself.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:10 PM
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Good question, Georgiaonmymind. I'd like to know the answer to that myself.
It's been awhile. I used to look at others with contacts and think that I'd never be able to touch my eye to put them in or take them out.

I do remember when I first got contacts, I had trouble opening my eyelids wide enough to get the lens in. Then I would squeeze my eyelids together to squeeze the lens out so I wouldn't have to touch my eye.

This seemed to go on for awhile, months, maybe a year. I finally figured out that actually "grabbing" the lens off of my eye is much faster. I still have trouble getting my eyelids open far enough to get the lens in. Sometimes takes several tries.

I've gotten used to putting and taking out contacts that it's not a big deal. Like alot of things you get used to it over time. You find your own way of putting them in and taking them out that may be different than others but works for you.

I still don't touch my eyes or mess with them except for wearing contacts. If I can get contacts in and out then just about anyone should be able to do it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:55 AM
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This is the primary reason I haven't gotten contacts. My eyes are always bothering me. They feel like there's sand in them, I constantly rub my eyes and it's been the hardest habit to break.
Hmm. That doesn't sound right, tmostuff. Have you gotten your eyes examined to find out why they feel like they have sand in them?
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:01 PM
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my son wants contacts, but also is afraid to touch his eyes. He has a appt on Monday 2-14-11. They suggested that he wash his hands and touch his eyes several times a day until then, but it really isn't helping. He tries, but he's afraid it will hurt, like when an eyelash gets stuck in your eye. Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:35 PM
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my son wants contacts, but also is afraid to touch his eyes. He has a appt on Monday 2-14-11. They suggested that he wash his hands and touch his eyes several times a day until then, but it really isn't helping. He tries, but he's afraid it will hurt, like when an eyelash gets stuck in your eye. Any other suggestions?
Hi brennicksmom. Welcome to the forum.

Is he trying to touch his cornea, that "window" at the front of his eye? If he is, maybe he can try to touch the white of his eye. That way he doesn't have to see his finger coming right at him, and the white is a lot less sensitive.
Just this morning I got in my car and pulled the visor down to block the rising sun. I had a card tucked in the visor to remind me to get my oil changed. The card fell down and the edge touched my eye--even though I was wearing glasses. I almost had to pull over and tend to my watering eye. Your son has reason to be nervous, but there are tons and tons of people who wear contact lenses every day, and many of them were even more scared than your son. Look around this site and you will find some useful tips on how to get over the fear of things touching your eyes. Let us know how things go, okay? Happy Valentine's Day.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:01 AM
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I've always feared touching my eyes, but I just got contacts yesterday so I'm going to make myself get used to it quick. Right now putting in or taking out my lenses takes about 10 minutes, but already I'm getting better at it. Just have to learn how not to blink so much...
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:43 PM
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I've always feared touching my eyes, but I just got contacts yesterday so I'm going to make myself get used to it quick. Right now putting in or taking out my lenses takes about 10 minutes, but already I'm getting better at it. Just have to learn how not to blink so much...
You should be very proud that you can get them in or out within ten minutes. My first attempt at putting mine in took me 90 minutes before I had them both in. Needless to say I quickly improved. You'll be getting them in and out in seconds in no time.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:23 PM
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This is the primary reason I haven't gotten contacts. My eyes are always bothering me. They feel like there's sand in them, I constantly rub my eyes and it's been the hardest habit to break.
If you feel like there's sand in your eyes all the time, maybe you should have a doctor examine them.

Or perhaps . . . THE Doctor.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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If you feel like there's sand in your eyes all the time, maybe you should have a doctor examine them.

Or perhaps . . . THE Doctor.
Especially if your name is Amy Pond and there are angel statues about.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:32 PM
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Especially if your name is Amy Pond and there are angel statues about.
Did anyone see the episode where Amy wore an eye patch? Didn't she look sexy? I'm serious!

Sorry, this is the only picture I can find.



Probably because the episode aired less than a week ago here in the States.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:02 AM
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I really hate wearing my glasses. They really bother me, and are always getting spotted or fogged up. I would really like to get contacts, but I really, really hate anything going in my eyes. I can't even put in eye drops. I won't even let the optometrist put eye drops in because it makes me want to hyperventilate.

Any suggestions for how to overcome this?
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