Myopia and other refractive errors affect not only your overall well-being, but your safety and daily efficiency too. One of the ways to control their progression is to use contact lenses. While they offer many benefits, false information surrounding contact lenses may discourage you from wearing a pair.
Myopia Institute, your expert on corneal reshaping therapy, uncovers the truth behind five common myths about contact lenses.
1. They Are Tricky to Use
Contact lenses may seem difficult or even intimidating to use at first. With constant practice and patience, however, you’ll eventually get the hang of them. Rest assured your optometrists will give you complete instructions on their proper care. They may even demonstrate how to properly apply and remove them.
2. They Compromise Your Visual Comfort
Being sensitive organs, your eyes may need some time to adjust to having contact lenses on them. As you use them daily, you’ll get used to them. Thanks to continuing advances in lens technology, contact lenses also come in various materials to help maintain your visual comfort. Both regular and ortho k lenses may be made from gas-permeable plastics to help your eyes breathe.
3. They May Get Stuck in My Eyes
You may feel this sensation when your eyes are getting dry. This is why we may suggest applying our recommended eye drops at regular intervals. It’s also important to blink and rest your eyes every now and then, especially when you’re watching TV or using your laptop.
4. They Cause Eye Infections
Contact lens-related infections often develop when you fail to follow proper hygiene measures while handling your contact lenses. Always remember to wash your hands before touching your pair. Doing so reduces the hand-eye transmission of bacteria and other microorganisms. Do not forget to replace your lenses as scheduled as well.
5. I am Too Old/Too Young to Wear Them
There are no age requirements when it comes to using contact lenses. As long as you understand how to wear, remove and care for them, we may prescribe a pair to help you see better.
For more information about contact lenses, contact a myopia control specialist in your area today. We’ll be happy to help you.