Are you afraid of wearing contact lenses? Check out these contact lens myths debunked by AllAboutVision.com and then decide if they are right for you.
- I can’t wear contact lenses
Just about everyone can now wear contact lenses thanks to technological advances. Some of the advances now allow those with astigmatism and those who need bifocal contact lenses.
- A contact lens will get lost behind my eye
It’s impossible for a contact lens to get lost behind your eye because a thin membrane called the conjunctiva covers the white of your eye and connects to the inside of your eyelids.
- Contact lenses are uncomfortable
There is a brief period for you to get adapted to the change, but you will likely not notice that you are wearing contact lenses. There are remedies available should the contact lenses cause discomfort.
- Contact lenses can get permanently stuck to my eye
Soft contact lens can stick to the surface of your eye if it’s dried out, but you can remoisten the lens by applying sterile saline or multipurpose contact lens solution to get it moving again.
- Contact lenses are too much trouble to take care of
One-bottle contact lens care systems make cleaning your lenses easy or you can choose to eliminate the care altogether by getting daily disposables or 30-day extendable wear ones.
- Wearing contact lenses cause eye problems
If you follow your eye doctor’s instructions on how to care for your lenses, how long to wear them and how frequently to replace them, wearing contact lenses is safe.
- I’ll never be able to get them in my eyes
It might be difficult at first, but your eye care professional will make sure you learn how to apply and remove them before you leave their office.
- Contacts can pop out of my eye
The old-fashioned hard ones could, but today’s contacts fit closer to the eye so it’s very rare for one to dislodge from a wearer’s eye unexpectedly.
- Contact lenses are too expensive
They can be less expensive than a good pair of eyeglasses. Even daily disposable lenses can cost about a dollar a day.
- I’m too old to wear contact lenses
Thanks to the bifocal contact lenses and contacts designed for dry eyes, getting older is no longer a barrier to successful contact lenses. You should ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for contacts.
Original article: http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/myths.htm