Busting Myths About Contacts
There’s what you hear about contact lenses and then there’s the truth.
CAN CONTACTS GET LOST BEHIND MY EYE?
Not a chance. In fact, it’s physically impossible. A membrane covers your eye and connects to the inside of your eyelids, so there’s no chance your contact lens will slide behind your eyes.
CAN CONTACT LENSES SCRATCH MY EYE?
Such contact lens-related problems can occur, but they’re unlikely. Most common eye health issues are caused by poorly fitted lenses, or by not taking care of the lenses like you should. If you do experience any unusual eye discomfort or changes in your vision, remove your lenses and call your Eye Care Professional immediately.
CAN CONTACT LENSES GET STUCK TO MY EYE?
Not likely. Contact lenses can be easily removed using the method your Eye Care Professional recommended. All it takes is practice and patience.
Can contact lenses pop out of my eye?
Not likely. With proper fitting, contacts should stay in place almost all the time. Even on that rare occasion when a contact lens moves out of place, it usually stays in your eye until you move it back.
ARE EYE INFECTIONS COMMON WHEN WEARING CONTACT LENSES?
Contact lens-related health problems can occur, but they’re rare. Infections are most commonly related to poor cleaning routines or other lens care-related issues. If you follow your Eye Care Professional’s instructions for proper wear and care, you should be fine. For a more hygienic and hassle-free option, you may like to consider daily disposable contact lenses.
ARE CONTACT LENSES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN GLASSES?
Contact lenses can be surprisingly affordable. In fact, replacing a lost contact lens can be cheaper and easier as compared to replacing lost or damaged glasses.
Can you only wear contacts if you need glasses all the time?
Contact lenses are safe to wear, always follow your eye care practitioner instructions in wear and care of your lenses.
CAN CONTACT LENSES MELT IN MY EYE?
Ever heard of contact lenses melting over a barbeque? Don’t worry, this is false. The lens material can only decompose at temperatures much higher than the boiling point of water.
ARE COLOURED CONTACTS BAD FOR EYES?
It’s important to find beauty lenses that do not compromise on health and safety. One of the most common problems is that many coloured contact lenses leave your eyes in direct contact with its pigments. With friction, these pigments may rub off onto your eyes, causing irritation and other eye health complications. Learn how ACUVUE® DEFINE® uses BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT™ Technology to prevent pigments from coming in contact with your eyes.
WILL A LOWER POWER LENS HELP STABILISE MY VISION?
For optimum clear vision, you should always stick to the power prescription provided by your Eye Care Professional. Although your vision may seem stabilised as an adult, without proper eye care and consistent eye examinations, your power may change over time.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN ADULT TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES?
The average age people usually get contact lenses is 13, but it has been shown that some younger children are responsible enough to wear and maintain contact lenses. Successful lens wear depends more on responsibility and attitude than age. We recommend you contact your Eye Care Professional to determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses.
DO MY EYES NEED A REST FROM CONTACTS TO “BREATHE”?
Generally, no. Unless your Eye Care Professional has instructed you otherwise, you can safely wear your lenses every day.
CAN I WEAR CONTACTS AFTER LASIK?
This depends on the recommendation of your Eye Care Professional. LASIK surgery permanently alters the shape of your eye, but doesn’t prevent the development of presbyopia, so you’ll still need vision correction at some point.
If your Eye Care Professional feels that contact lenses are still an option, we believe that ACUVUE® is an excellent choice! Some have considered beauty lenses with no power to enhance their natural eye beauty.
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