Watch as Lisa inserts eye lens for the first time.
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Inserting Eye Lens For the First Time Dr. Travis Stork: What was going on with Lisa? Dr. Ryan: So Lisa has two things going on. She has a little bit of astigmatism, which we didn’t talk about. But it’s a shape of the cornea that causes images to be blurry both far and up-close. She is also over 40, sorry Lisa, which causes her to become presbyopic which means you cannot see up close. For Lisa’s case, I actually recommend full time glasses so she sees all distances clearly. All images clearly. But knowing Lisa as my patient, she does not want to wear glasses full time. Dr. Travis Stork: Are you okay with contacts? Lisa: I’m going to be. Dr. Ryan: Well, a lot of you are worried about putting contacts in, maybe they heard they have dry eyes or they cannot wear contacts, that’s just a myth. We’ll train you how, we have great contact lenses out now that will keep your eyes nice and moisturized. No dryness and let you see everything clearly. Dr. Travis Stork: I’m going to show you how easy it is because I put contact in every single morning. And I can attest the one other thing that Ryan just mention which is over the last two decades that I've been wearing contact lenses, they are so much more comfortable now, they are so much easier to wear, you don’t get as dry of eyes as I used to. Dr. Ryan: Right. Dr. Travis Stork: And they’re easy to put in so while I start putting mine in, that’s why I want you to show you Lisa how to do this. Dr. Ryan: The most important thing is hygiene. We all washed our hands before we came on this show or we have hand sanitizers. So we want to keep those ands clean and we use solution to put our contact lenses in, fresh solution all the time. Dr. Travis Stork: But watch how easy it is, okay? I mean -- Dr. Ryan: So notice he’s got great eyelid control and it’s a natural reflex to blink so you have to make sure that in. Dr. Travis Stork: It’s in! And no longer could people call me four eyes. So it’s that easy. Dr. Ryan: Another good way is we called the taco test, sounds kind of funny but if you take the contact and bend it together like a taco and it comes together like a taco shell, that is the right way. Well, we’ll just start with your right eye and so Lisa is ready so I’m going to have her take her upper lid with her left hand, grab those eye lashes and she’s going to pull down her lower lid. And she tried her first time, he actually hit her lower lid because she’s not getting good control but that’s okay. We’ll keep practicing. She’s doing great. So remember, lid control is the most important thing, so just really get those eyes as wide open as you have to get that hold of contact lens into the eye without touching anything. Dr. Travis Stork: I can’t tell you how glad I am that my first time was on national TV. It’s stressful. Dr. Ryan: Very stressful. Lisa: I can barely see the contacts. Dr. Travis Stork: It gets so easy over time. Dr. Ryan: I’m going to pull your lowed lid down for you, you pull your upper lid up, and let me sneak in here, then it’s great, and then just go right in there and up a little more. Pull your finger back and just fold it over. You’re doing great. Then close it. And pull your finger back, look down, look up. Look towards me, and blink. Dr. Travis Stork: She did it. Fabulous! Welcome to the world of contact lens wears Lisa. Thank you for being here, Dr. Stybel. Dr. Ryan: Thank you very much. Lisa: Thank you. Dr. Travis Stork: And I appreciate your help.