We contradict 5 false myths about contact lenses


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.

Which is the appropriate age for chidren to wear contact lenses?

This question, which is frequently asked by many parents is easy to answer: at any age. Nowadays it is possible to manufacture any graduation with cornea bio-compatible materials. In fact, it exists contact lenses that correct the myopia during the night (Ortho-K): For this reason, age does not mean a problem. The decision to put on contact lenses to our children, whenever they need them, is a matter of motivation.

General and specifici motivations must be taken into account. The general one is that children, during childhood, develop their space orientation from the visual sense. It is important to detect any anomaly and correct it with glasses or contact lenses. But contact lenses fit better to their activities, since they do not need to take these out in order to, for example, play sport. With their usage, we avoid the fact that their space orientation gets affected.

As specific motivations, we analyze the advantages according to the optometrist diagnosis:

Which advantages do contact lenses have for children with respect to glasses?

  • Children with high graduation: the image children perceive in their brain through glasses does not have a real size.
  • Contact lenses avoid this sensation allowing them to see an image according to the world that surrounds them.
  • Those who suffer from hyperopia: those children often see over their glasses because at a far distance they can see properly. With contact lenses this attitude would be avoided. This attitude turns out to be a habit lots of times and this can lead to following problems because of doing a bad graduation usage.
  • In the case of children who suffer from myopia: to use contact lenses avoids the visual area restriction which happens when they wear glasses. Even though the restriction is minimum, contact lenses allow the area to enlarge.

Ortho-K contact lenses: to slow down the myopia during the night

Contact lenses applied by means of the Refractive Corneal Therapy (CRT), a treatment that, during the night, modifies the corneal curve and corrects myopia. During the day it will not be necessary to wear neither glasses nor contact lenses. That is why these are ideal for children and young people that suffer from myopia, because these stop the myopia increase and fulfil all the previous motivations. These contact lenses are designed to correct until 6.00 graduation in myopia, until 1.75 graduation in astigmatism and until 3.00 in hyperopia.

Ortho-k contact lenses, your allied contact lenses this summer for 3 reasons

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The beach sand can easily get into your eyes, which can make the conventional contact lenses, those used during the day, leap. To suffer a blow in the swimming pool or a bycicle fall can also lead to the traditional contact lenses loss, which can even get broken. These are only three examples from a big list of summer holidays moments that prove that wearing glasses or conventional contact lenses is not always the most comfortable option. Can you imagine a type of contact lenses that one uses during the night and which allow one to have a clear vision during the day without wearing anything in the eye? The ortho-k contact lenses will turn out to be your best allied contact lenses during summer time for these main reasons: security, comfort and health.


  • The most secure option

Since these contact lenses are nocturnal, the vision is clear during the day without wearing any type of contact lense in the eye. This is possible because the Ortho-k contact lenses apply the Refractive Corneal Therapy (CRT), which modifies the corneal curve correcting the myopia. This is the most secure option, since it is impossible to harm our eyes, because we do not wear any contact lense. This is an absolutely secure treatment, since it has been approved by the United States FDA, which is the american health organization and also from the European Community.


  • The comfort of wearing no contact lenses

The fact of wearing neither contact lenses nor glasses, because the Ortho-k contact lenses correct the myopia during the night, makes the probability of irritation and inconveniences typical of the conventional contact lenses decrease. In a period where the sport, beach or swimming pool activities are more appropriate, the fact of wearing neither contact lenses nor glasses is a pleasure. Despite this, one must  not forget about the sunglasses, especially in the case of children.


  • A matter of health: to slow down the myopia

The therapy applied by means of the Ortho-k contact lenses, the Refractive Corneal Therapy, is the best one to slow down the myopia with significant results. These contact lenses become the unique choice to surgery, ill-advised in the case of children and young people with evolutionary myopia and in other particular cases.

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