Are contact lenses difficult to use? Can they slip behind the eye? Are all of them expensive? These are some of the rumours that exist about contact lenses.
Incorrect rumours that take away supporters to a treatment option of visual problems with many advantages. Biòptic explains to you the truth about contact lenses contradicting 5 myths, one by one.
1. Do contact lenses play the same function as glasses?
Many people believe that contact lenses can only be used for certain visual problems, but these can actually correct all the visual problems, such as myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia and even presbyopia. The design of the contact lenses for presbyopia has advanced so much so that it exists contact lenses with progressive designs that allow to see at near and far distances. In fact, the contact lenses have the same function as glasses with the advantage that the visual area amplitude increases.
2. Are contact lenses uncomfortable, difficult to put on and maintain?
Since years ago, contact lenses are being made with a soft material, that allows great comfort. Moreover, your optician-optometrist will recommend you the adequate type of contact lense according to your eye parametres. Depending on the hours you have to use them daily, the meaures of your eye and the graduation, the contact lense will be one or another.
To put on and to maintain them turns out to be easy with the advice of your optician-optometrist. Many of the designs nowadays are disposable, which allows one to wear for the first time contact lenses every day. The maintenance is very easy thanks to the multipurpose solutions.
3. Is my age appropriate to wear contact lenses?
To be able to wear contact lense does not depend on the age! The market offers a wide variety of contact lenses and therefore we can find appropriate contact lenses for all ages.
Many adult people prefer glasses because of an aesthetic question and others, such as sportsmen, because of a practical and security question, since there is no risk that contact lenses get broken if these fall down. With respect to children, a study says that 3 out of 4 children with glasses do not practise sport or do not play because they are afraid of breaking them and they would like to use contact lenses.
4.Can contact lenses slip behind the eyes and stick to these?
Both believes are false. Contact lenses can not slip behind the eye in any circumstance because this is physically impossible. And even though the eye can dry up, a correct usage of artificial tears will avoid any problem.
5. Are all contact lenses expensive?
In the same way that a variety of contact lenses exists to treat different visual problems, there are contact lenses that fit all budgets.