“Contact lenses will get lost in your eye!”
“Contact lenses make your eyesight worse!”
These are some of the comment statements people hear or might even think when it comes to contact lenses. In this article, we would like to help you understand your contact lenses better. We’ll address some of the assumptions associated with wearing contact lenses. We’ll then give you the truths behind wearing them. We’ll also provide you with some tips on how to maintain your contact lenses.
The Myths Surrounding Contact Lenses and The Reality
Myth: Contact lenses are meant for young people
Fact: An assumption that people have is that contact lenses are meant for young people. The truth is that contact lenses are meant for everyone. If you have trouble with your vision, then contact lenses can help you see better. Additionally, if you would like to enhance your image, cosmetic contacts can help you change your eye color. With cosmetic lenses, you can also change your look.
Myth: Contact lenses are uncomfortable
Fact: Contact lenses are thin and lightweight, thereby making wearing them more comfortable. Additionally, with technological and scientific advances, contact lenses come in many different forms. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the FDA), there are soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, extended wear contact lenses, and disposable contact lenses. Read more about each type here. What this means for you is that you have many options when it comes to what you want to wear. It also means that you can choose lenses that suit your needs. If you’re concerned with comfort, then this is something that you should mention to your ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Myth: Contact lenses take a long time to get used to
Fact: With the proper directions, you’ll quickly learn how to put your contacts on and off. Contact lenses shouldn’t be difficult to put in and take off if you keep practicing and wearing them on a regular basis.
Myth: Contact lenses aren’t safe
Fact: Contact lenses were created with safety in mind. So, that means that they won’t get lost in your eye. They also shouldn’t become an issue if you take care of both your eyes and your contact lenses.
Taking Care of Your Contacts
Now that we’ve debunked some myths associated with contact lenses, here are some ways that you can take care of your contact lenses:
- Follow your eye doctor’s directions. If your eye doctor tells you to wear a certain type of lenses but you prefer another set, talk to your doctor about your concerns. Additionally, make sure that you’re following contact replacement guidelines and ask questions if the guidelines don’t make sense to you.
- Disinfect your contacts using the right solution. It’s very important that you disinfect your contacts on a frequent basis so that they’re good to use.
- Avoiding water sports or activities that involve water. Activities that involve water can make you lose your contacts.
In addition to these tips, remember basic things like washing your hands before and after putting your contacts on. Remember to also place your contacts in solution so that they don’t harden and are useable.
Choose the Right Contact Lenses in Utah With Wolcott Optical
At Wolcott Optical, we can help you get the right contact lenses meant for your eyes. We will factor in different eye conditions and your eye’s overall health during your contact lense exam.
Contact us to schedule a contact lense exam. You can also contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your contacts. Our eye doctors can help you.