10 myths about contact lenses busted

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The first step towards contact lenses is breaking the shackles of myths that surround this object of better vision. Can you wear contact lenses for hours? Does it hurt your eyes? How can anyone wear lenses so easily? Is it safe? With contact lenses, don’t just add clarity to your vision, but also put an end to the air of confusion around them.

  1. I can’t wear contact lenses

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Do you also think the same? Every individual with weak eye vision can wear contact lenses! Thanks to the advancements in lens technology in recent years. For instance, the toric soft lenses are available for people with astigmatism, and bifocal contact lenses are meant for people with presbyopia. Hence, you may be much more eligible for wearing contact lenses than you think.

  1. Lenses are uncomfortable and can harm my eyes

Lenses are uncomfortable and can harm my eyes

Not true! Most of the people who get habitual of wearing contact lenses, don’t even feel that they are wearing anything. For the beginners, it may take some time to get used to if its constant presence, but with time, the eyes adapt to this better change!

  1. Lenses can get lost behind my eyes

Lenses can get lost behind my eyes

A contact lens can never go behind the eyes physically. The conjunctiva lines beneath your eyelids prevent anything from getting lost or trapped in your eye. A soft contact lens can stick to the surface of your eye if it dries out, but remoistening the lens by applying a lens solution or by applying a sterile saline will get it moving again.

  1. It’s too much trouble to take care of contact lenses

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Incorrect! A contact lens cleaning solution can make the managing task quite hassle-free. If you often forget to clean your contacts, then disposable lenses are available on weekly and monthly basis as your saviour.

  1. Wearing contact lenses can cause eye problems

Wearing contact lenses can cause eye problems

Follow your doctor’s suggestion, especially when it’s about eye care!  For how long you should wear your lenses? How frequently you should replace them? When you know the right answer, contact lenses will best serve your eyes without a slight chance of watering or irritation.

  1. Lenses can pop out of your eyes

Lenses can pop out of your eyes

Earlier, not-so-eye-compatible contact lenses popped out of wearer’s eyes during sports or other rigorous activities. The structured Gas Permeable (GP) contacts these days fit closer to eyes, and it’s a rare view of lenses dislocating from the wearer’s eye.

  1. Contact lenses can cost a fortune

Contact lenses can cost a fortune

False! It is a myth but sometimes contact lenses can be cheaper than a good pair of eyeglasses. The daily disposable lenses can be cheaper than usual contact cases, and are also convenient to manage.

  1. Individuals above 40 should not wear contact lenses

Individuals above 40 should not wear contact lenses

Anyone from any age bracket can wear contact lenses, provided if they are able to use them correctly. With a wide range of multifocal and bifocal lenses to choose from, there are plenty of choices for everyone to meet their vision care needs.

  1. Teenagers and children can’t wear contact lenses

Teenagers and children can’t wear contact lenses

Perfect vision is desired by all! Then, why keep kids and teenagers away from their benefits. Researchers suggest the average age for kids to start wearing contact lenses is eight. By this age, a child gets aware of the ways to wear and manage the lenses perfectly!

10.Lenses can cure Myopia (Nearsightedness) in children

Lenses can cure Myopia (Nearsightedness) in children

While contact lenses can improve vision, they cannot cure myopia. It was believed for a long time that wearing rigid lenses could curb Myopia, but research proves the contrary. The more precise way of correcting Myopia is through refractive surgery.

If wearing contact lenses is your choice, then forget about myths and just focus on the fact that lenses know your eyes the best!

Gunjan is an introvert trends blogger. Being an avid reader, books are her best friends. A good classic hardback followed by classic movie is the idea of a perfect evening for her. She appreciates art in any form and follows trends on eyewear deftly.
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