Contact Lenses

10 Myths About Contact Lenses

  1. I can’t wear contact lenses - Everyone can wear contact lenses. With technological advances in lens material and design, almost all prescriptions can be corrected with contact lenses. Call us today for a FREE trial
  2. Contact lenses can get stuck behind my eye - A contact lens can never get stuck behind your eyes. This is because of the structure of your eye. The conjunctiva which covers the white of your eye, is attached to the inside of your eyelids, creating a seal
  3. Contact lenses are uncomfortable - All soft contact lenses are comfortable. A contact lens in your eye is often best described as having a raindrop in your eye. The contact lens can feel refreshing due to the moisture rich wetting agents found in many contact lenses
  4. Contact lenses require too much time and effort - Contact lenses are very easy to manage, from simple throw away, daily disposable contact lenses to a few minutes cleaning monthly disposable contact lenses
  5. I’ll never get them in my eyes - It might feel difficult initially. However, your optometrist and fully trained optical assistants will ensure you are confident inserting and removing your contact lenses
  6. Contact lenses might pop out of my eyes - The new soft contact lenses do not get dislodged easily whilst on the move or playing sports
  7. Contact lenses are expensive - This is not the case. We have contact lenses to suit your lifestyle, as well as schemes to best fit your budget
  8. I’m too old to wear contact lenses - Contact lenses are now available as multifocal or bifocal for those who wish to wear them socially. As dry eyes become a problem with age, we now have contact lenses specifically designed for dry eyes
  9. I’m too young to wear contact lenses - It’s up to your optometrist to decide if contact lenses would benefit you. There is no fixed age from when you can start to wear contact lenses
  10. I have astigmatism which means I can’t wear contact lenses - New technologically advanced contact lenses can now correct a wide range of astigmatism using toric contact lenses. These toric contact lenses are available as daily, two-weekly or monthly lenses