Thanks to the advancements in technology, now people with eye sight problems do not have to wear those ugly looking heavy glasses. Contact lenses have quickly replaced the prescription glasses and they are now safely used by millions of people across the globe having eye sight problems. Eye specialists feel comfortable in prescribing these contact lenses to their patients if they can afford them. With the increase in popularity of these contact lens, there are several well-reputed multi-national companies manufacturing high-grade, extremely safe and comfortable contact lenses. Even with all the latest research and assurance from the specialist in the field of ophthalmology, there are still myths about the safety and use of eye contact lenses.
There is a great need to breaking myths on contact lens usage, so that the patients who are thinking about using the contact lenses can use them with absolute clarity of mind. It does not matter if your use the circle lenses to make your eyes look bigger and beautiful, or your use the normal contact lenses, following are the ten common myths on contact lens usage and the reality about these myths based on the latest findings:
Myth 1: Contact lenses can get lost behind the eye!
Fact: It is physically impossible that the lenses are lost “behind” the eyes. There is a thin membrane covering the eye and is linked to the inside of his eyelids, so the circle lens or any regular lens for that matter is unable to move outside of the front surface of the eye.
Myth 2: The lenses are uncomfortable!
Fact: Soft contact lenses or circle lenses are comfortable, easy to use and you only need a few minutes to get used to them.
Myth 3: Contact lenses can get stuck in your eyes!
Fact: In most cases, the lenses or circle contact lenses are easily removed with the method recommended by your ophthalmologist. The lenses can always be removed with a little patience.
Myth 4: Contact lenses are difficult to treat!
Fact: Contact lenses or circle lenses are easy to use and give virtually no problems. Current lenses require only a liquid to clean and store. And disposable contact lenses for daily use do not require any cleaning – just throw them at the end of each day.
Myth 5: Contact lenses can jump out of your eye and get lost!
Fact: With proper selection and adaptation, the circle lens or any other lens must remain in place almost permanently. Even in the unlikely event of a contact lens out of place, it remains within the eye.
Myth 6: Teenagers can not wear contact lenses!
Fact: Many teenagers and even children wear contact lenses. The average age at which teens start using contact lenses is 13 years. Proper use of the circle lenses depends more on responsibility and attitude rather than age.
Myth 7: People over 40 cannot wear contact lenses!
Fact: Contact lenses can be used by people of all ages, including many higher age adults by bifocal and multifocal lenses and normal lenses for people with monovision. Although the eyes become drier with age, the materials of the new generation lenses may offer greater comfort throughout the day.
Myth 8: The ophthalmic infections are more common to wear contact lenses!
Fact: While there are eye infections related to wearing contact lens, these are the result of poor cleaning routines and other care related issues.
Myth 9: You cannot wear contact lenses if you have astigmatism!
Fact: People with astigmatism can enjoy the freedom and benefits of using contact lenses or can even wear circle lenses.
Myth 10: Contact lenses can increase poor distance vision (myopia) in children!
Fact: A recent study in children 8 to 11 years showed that contact lens wearers had higher myopia progression (increase of poor distance vision) that wearing glasses.