The reason for various myths and misconceptions lies in ignorance and fears of something unusual and unknown. Since the appearance on the market, the means of contact correction have gained great demand and substituted glasses.
However, not everyone accepted this invention. Many people did not want to put a foreign object in their eyes. Others did not dare to change their usual glasses for contact lenses. Over time, the field of contact vision correction has gained millions of users. However, the path was not so simple.
Do you want to get a high-quality and comfortable vision, but cannot decide to start using contact lenses? Are you under the influence of myths? Our team will try to dispel them. Let's consider the most common ones.
Myth one: contact lenses are bad for the eyes
It is worth starting with the fact that contact lenses have proven themselves as a reliable, high-quality, and absolutely safe means by which the patient can regain quality vision. In compliance with all the recommendations of the specialist, the replacement schedule, and the rules of care for lenses, a person guarantees himself a high-quality and comfortable vision throughout the life of the lenses. In addition, some types of lenses are prescribed specifically for the treatment of certain eye diseases, which confirms their useful properties.
Modern contact lenses are made of biocompatible materials. Their structure and properties allow the cornea to receive the necessary amount of nutrients that are contained in oxygen and thus provide a healthy vision.
Remember that contact lenses are medical devices, and their use is relevant only on the recommendation of a doctor.
Myth two: contact lenses can lead to infection of the eye.
The means of contact vision correction are absolutely safe and cannot become a source of infectious diseases. After manufacturing, the lens goes through several stages of cleaning, testing on high-precision equipment, and, after successful tests, is placed in a sterile blister.
It is important to understand that during the period of wearing, harmful protein deposits and other trace elements accumulate on the other side of the lens. These are the products of the polluted environment. Therefore, the daily care of lenses is so much important. But the neglect of the rules of care or untimely replacement of lenses with an expired shelf life is the cause of infectious diseases.
One day contact lenses largely solved this problem. It is not necessary to take care of such lenses, because you put them on in the morning and dispose of the used pair in the evening, and the next day you may wear a sterile new one.
Myth three: the less you change lenses, the better it is for eye health.
The more often you change your contact lens, the lower the probability of the formation of infectious diseases will be. One-day contact lenses are not only high-quality but also safe vision. No wonder many experts recommend one-day contact lenses. The only drawback may be the high cost of this product. However, the material aspect takes a back seat when we talk about health.
The fourth myth: the timing of the replacement lenses can be violated because they were invented by manufacturers to get people to spend more money.
An extremely dangerous delusion. Each lens has a certain service life, after which it loses all its useful properties. The life of the lens is carefully calculated on special equipment. If you do not follow the rules of use and replacement of lenses, the user risks acquiring unpleasant symptoms, which can later result in serious ophthalmic diseases.
There are used contact lenses with different term replacements: two-week, month, quarterly, traditional ones, and lenses of continuous wearing. What is the right option for you? The choice is yours!
Myth five: contact lenses can damage the eyeball.
This misconception exists among people who have never used them. Scientists have given a definition, a fairly common type of phobia, which is the fear of touching the eye.
Eye lenses cannot damage the eyeball, as the structure is very soft, perfectly combined with the surface of the sclera and cornea of the eye. Over time, the procedure of putting on and removing lenses will be as simple and familiar as, for example, brushing your teeth.
The sixth myth: contact lenses can become displaced behind the eyeball.
This misconception has no basis. Just open a biology textbook and get acquainted with the structure of the human eye. The organs of vision have a natural protective barrier that surrounds the eyeball under the upper and lower eyelid. It does not matter how often you blink - this anatomical feature of the structure of the eye does not allow the lens to get inside the eye socket.
Myth seven: contact lenses and decorative cosmetics are incompatible.
Of course, it is not. Most often, this misconception occurs among people who neglect the recommendations for the use of contact lenses. Apply makeup only after you put on the lenses. Also, it is necessary to remove the lenses before you wash off the cosmetics.
When applying the aerosol, close your eyes — do not allow cosmetics to get on the surface of the lens. In some cases, it can lead to unpleasant sensations in the eyes.
When buying cosmetics, try to pay attention to the marks that are sometimes placed by manufacturers, for example- "suitable for sensitive eyes," "approved by ophthalmologists," "suitable for lens users." If such labeling is present, then you should buy them without fear.
Myth eight: contact lenses cannot be worn by the elderly and children.
The use of contact lenses does not have any age restrictions. Some older people really do not recommend wearing contact lenses, but for reasons not related to the peculiarities of the structure of the lenses. Children are prescribed lenses from about 14 years.
Myth nine: lens care is a troublesome, time-consuming business.
Remember that the right care guarantees your eyes' health. Modern technology has simplified the lens cleaning process, saving you valuable time. Place the lenses in a special solution overnight that will do all the work for you. In addition, manufacturers have made sure that your lenses are kept in good condition on a trip or business trip and offer a wide range of accessories. Do not use tap water to clean the lenses - it contains a large number of microorganisms that can lead to eye diseases. Follow the doctor's recommendations and enjoy quality vision.
Remember that you can always use one-day lenses that do not require specific care.