Contact lenses are one of the most convenient and effective forms of corrective eyewear. Nevertheless, there are some widespread misconceptions about contacts that make some people wary of using them. Read on as NOVA Vision Center debunks four common myths about contacts.
- They Seem Complicated to Use: Applying, removing and cleaning contact lenses may seem tricky at first, but with a bit of practice, you’ll soon get the hang of it. You can also count on us to give you a detailed demonstration on how to use them properly. We will watch as you repeat the steps to check your confidence and understanding of the correct way to handle your lenses.
- They Are Uncomfortable: Your eye doctor explains that the eyes are some of the most vulnerable and sensitive structures of your body. While your eyes may require a brief adjustment period, you’ll get used to your contact lenses in no time. Some types of contact lenses even have gas-permeable materials or feature a water reservoir to provide additional comfort for people with extra-sensitive eyes.
- They Cause Eye Diseases: Observing proper hygiene reduces your risk of developing contact lens-acquired infections. This is why you should always wash your hands before handling your contact lenses.
- I Am Too Young/Too Old to Wear Contacts: Contrary to popular notion, there are no age limits when it comes to wearing contact lenses. The important thing is that you understand how to properly care and handle them. As long as you’re able to use and clean them the right way, your optometrist will prescribe them to help you achieve better vision.
For more information about contact lenses, call us today at (703) 291-0080. We serve Alexandria, Arlington and nearby areas in Virginia.