We’re back with Part 2 on how the world misunderstood the might contact lens! How many of you, especially the ones who regularly use contacts, are able to debunk the common myths associated with contact lenses? Are you able to confidently determine fact from fiction? Do you believe that contacts are difficult to look after? Do you think it is uncomfortable? Expensive? This post is dedicated to delineate the common myths identified with contacts.
A myth is an idea or a story that is believed by many people, but is not actually true. I don’t mean to ruin your childhood by coming out and saying that Santa Claus is not real, or that Greek gods like Zeus and Poseidon are as real as Santa Claus; but you get my point. Ignorance is bliss, but you can’t remain in the dark for long. Eventually, one has to be enlightened.
The first common myth identified with contacts is that not everyone can wear contacts. Thanks to advances in contact lens technology in recent years, just about everyone and anyone can wear contacts. For example, there are now bifocal contact lenses for people with presbyopia and toric soft lenses that correct astigmatism. Thus, you may be a better aspirant than you think!
The next myth that I will debunk is that it is difficult to use. Although it is true that it takes a bit of practice to get a hang of using contacts, most opticians in optical shops will sit down and do a test run with you. They usually go over how do put them on and take them out, the do’s and don’ts and they will answer any questions you might have. They’ll make sure that before you leave you’re comfortable and confident with your new lenses and keep in touch afterwards to make sure you’re getting on alright with them.
Consequently, age is not a limitation to using contacts. Many people affirm the myth that some are too old or young to use contacts, which isn’t true. There is no official age where one can start using contacts. It really depends on whether your optician believes you are mature and capable enough. Older individuals may need different prescriptions for reading and for distance, but that’s not a problem as there are bifocal and varifocal options. Although as individual’s age, their eyes may become dry or develop other minor disturbances, opticians can guide you through any adjustments you might need to make.
The next myth in line is that contacts are a hassle and they’re uncomfortable. Today’s lenses are made with high-tech material such as silicone hydrogel, that lets in a lot more oxygen into your eyes which ensures adequate hydration and comfort. Using contacts is no more time consuming or difficult than brushing your teeth. Daily disposable are extremely convenient – you wear them once and throw them away. They’re great for those occasional times you don’t want to put on glasses like playing sports or dressing up for an event.
Besides that, a huge myth identified with contacts is that it causes eye problems. Although it’s true that lens wear could increase risk of certain eye problems, if you follow your optician’s instructions regarding how to take care of your lenses, how long to wear them and how frequently you should replace them, wearing contacts is as safe as wearing a frame.
Last but not least, the notion that contacts are expensive is another prevalent myth associated with contacts. Contact lens can sometimes be cheaper than a pair of eyeglasses. Even daily disposable lenses, once considered a luxury, can be gotten at only a few ringgit. Whether you choose dailies or monthlies, varifocal or standard prescription, you’ll be sure to get a good deal from eyetina.
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