Like any other medical myth, contacts lenses has its fair share of silly fiction stories. Let's debunk some of them to set the record straight.
Contact Lens Can Get Lost Behind Your Eyes
It is impossible for the contacts to wander behind your eye since there's a clear, thin membrane called conjunctiva that covers part of the front surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. So there's no way it can slip through it and migrate at the back of your eye.
Using Contacts Is Painful
You may feel a slight discomfort and a bit of irritation at first, but in very short-order you will feel comfortable wearing them.
You May Leave It In Your Eyes Without Taking It Off
If you leave the eye contacts for an extended period beyond that which is recommended, your eye will be prone for oxidative stress and inflammation can occur. You may also experience dry eyes, red eyes, infections, eye ulcers, or an irreversible damage to your vision.
Contacts Are Not Recommended For Those With Astigmatism or High Prescription
Maybe true in days past, but not today. Toric contact lenses are specifically designed for people with astigmatism and those who require high prescription.
Contacts Can Alter Your Eye Color Permanently
Colored contact lenses will only alter the color of your eye when you are wearing them.
Contacts Are Costly
Compared to high-quality glasses, contact lenses can be more affordable. Even disposable contacts can be more economical than eye glasses.
Contact lenses are safe to use. You just need to follow simple instructions on how to properly use it. Contact VisualEyes Optometrists to learn more about contact lenses.