LEGEND: Teenagers shouldn’t wear contact lenses.
FACT: Lots of contact lens wearers are teens – even some children. In fact
a child’s self esteem can be greatly improved by wearing contact lenses,
as their sports vision also improves – they needn’t worry about breaking
spectacles, having them slide down or mist up. Wearing and caring for contact
lenses is very important, but it’s easy and an excellent alternative to
wearing glasses. If you’re responsible enough to take care of your lenses,
age doesn’t matter.
LEGEND: People over 40 shouldn’t wear contact
FACT: People of all ages wear contact lenses successfully. And thanks to bifocal
and multifocal contact lenses, many people are discarding their reading spectacles.
LEGEND: Contact lenses can get lost behind your eye.
FACT: Absolutely not – it’s physically impossible for a contact
lens to get “behind” your eye. A thin membrane covers your
eye and connects to the inside of your eyelids, so the lens can’t
move off the front surface of your eye.
LEGEND: Contact lenses can get
fused to your eye.
FACT: There are lots of “urban legends” about contact lenses
getting stuck or fused to people’s eyes. There is absolutely no
truth to these made-up stories.
LEGEND: Contact lenses are a pain to take
FACT: Contacts are simple and hassle-free. For regular lenses, opt for
an easy-care, one-step lens solution. Or you can choose daily disposable
lenses that you wear for a day and toss away – or even “continuous
lenses that you can sleep in. We will guide you as to what lenses are bested
suited to your needs and your lifestyle.
LEGEND: Contact lenses hurt.
FACT: Soft contact lenses are very comfortable and easy to wear. The
material is so soft and pliable that most people are immediately comfortable
and afterwards say it feels like wearing nothing at all in the eye.
Contacts can pop out of your eye and get lost.
FACT: Hard contact lenses used to do this sometimes, many years ago.
With modern contact lenses, “popping out” just doesn’t happen.
LEGEND: You can get “pink eye” and other
infections from contact lenses.
FACT: Some lens-related health problems do occur, but these are almost always
a result of poor cleaning routines or other care-related issues. If you follow
the advice and simple care routine we provide your eyes are at little risk