Myth Busting Contact Lenses


Ever wondered about contact lenses but been too scared to try them? Maybe you thought they weren’t quite right for you. There are lots of myths around contact lenses and in this blog I’m going to help bust some!

[if !supportLists]1. [endif]Lenses can get stuck behind my eyes!

This can’t happen. There is a thin clear membrane around the eye that makes it impossible for anything to get in behind the eye. Therefore your lenses simply can’t get stuck in that area.

[if !supportLists]2. [endif]I don’t like the thought of having to touch my eyes

When putting your lenses in, the lens will be between your finger and your eye. Therefore your finger doesn’t actually touch the eye itself. We can help to explain and demonstrate how to safely and easily insert and remove lenses.

[if !supportLists]3. [endif]I’m too old for contact lenses

There is no set age limit on contact lenses! Lenses are easily available for those with all types of prescriptions, including bifocals or varifocal.

[if !supportLists]4. [endif]I’m too young for contact lenses

Once again, there is no set age limit and many children are able to use lenses, depending on the nature of the individual child. Modern daily disposable lenses require no cleaning or storage and are therefore perfect for children. We can help young patients decide on the best option for them.

[if !supportLists]5. [endif]I tried them in the past and found them uncomfortable