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9 Myths About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are the best option for active people or anyone who doesn’t want to be burdened with glasses. While this is true, there are myriad misconceptions floating around about them. Here’s a list of them and why they’re not true:

1. I Can’t Use Contact Lenses

Sure, you can! Anybody can use contact lenses, you just have to get used to them. It may be intimidating at first, but after a while it becomes second nature.

2. Contact Lenses Can Get Lost in My Eyes

This isn’t true. There is a membranous layer protecting the white of your eyes attached to the inner parts of your eyelids known as Conjunctiva. This membrane makes it impossible for the lenses to move around your eye.

3. Contact lenses are not comfortable to use

While it may take some time for your eyes to adapt to contact lenses, once they do you won’t even notice them! Some people experience discomfort with contact lenses, like dry eye, hypersensitivity, and other conditions. If this happens to you, make sure to look into different remedies to help you out.

4. Contact Lenses are High Maintenance

This is untrue. With contact lenses, you have two options. You can get reusable or disposable lenses. When you get reusable lenses, you only have to clean them once. Before bed, put the lenses in a disinfecting solution, and you’re good to go tomorrow morning! The other option is even less maintenance: disposable lenses. Just throw them out when you’re done! Overall: contact lenses are very low maintenance.

5. Contact Lenses Harm Your Eyes

When used correctly, it’s impossible to harm your eyes with contact lenses. The only way to harm your eyes with contact lenses is to leave them in while you sleep, or to rub them too hard and leave them in. Avoid both of these mistakes and you’ll have no problems!

6. Contact Lenses Can Fall Out of My Eyes

Dated models of contact lenses have this problem, however modern designs don’t have that problem. Not only do they fit your eye better, but they bond to your eye more effectively.

7. Contact Lenses Cost Too Much

False. Firstly, disposable lenses are very inexpensive. Reusable lenses can be more expensive, but aside from the initial purchase there are no complementary purchases you need to make.

8. Only Young People can use Contact Lenses

This is far from true. You can use contact lenses at any age.

9. Contact Lenses can get Permanently Stuck to My Eyes

Definitely not true. If your eye gets too dry it can get difficult to remove the lens, but you can apply eye drops and the contact can easily be removed.

Contact lenses are a great product for those who need to conveniently improve their vision without the burden of glasses.

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