Contact lenses – myths and mysteries

Contact lenses - myths and mysteries

The current contact lenses are a modern alternative to vision correction. They are comfortable to wear, easy to handle and transform the lives of millions of carriers.

What are the most common ‘myths and mysteries’ with regard to contact lenses?

Myth nr 1: The contact lenses are not comfortable. It has been many years since contact lenses were launched. But in the last few years, contact lens materials have grown tremendously. These new lenses are extremely soft, thin and flexible and very important to keep their moisture, which offers fantastic comfort. The material and design allow lenses to mold to the unique shape of your eye. Also, as you replace them regularly, you will feel the clean and comfortable contact lenses.

Myth nr 2: I do not like the idea of ​​putting something in my eye. This is a normal reaction for a beginner in the field of contact lenses. It is understandable the initial hesitation, but this feeling will disappear as soon as the specialist shows you how to properly apply the contact lenses.

Myth nr 3: Wearing contact lenses usually leads to eye infections. Contact lenses do not cause infections. Microbes on the surface of a dirty lens initiate the infection. Only a lack of proper hygiene or incorrect contact lens wear can cause such problems. If you properly disinfect the lenses, clean them properly and replace them as recommended, the germs have no chance of survival.

Myth nr 4: The contact lens can slip and remains stuck behind the eye. It is not possible for a contact lens to fall behind the eye or under the eyelid if it moves. The eye has a protective barrier that covers the white of the eye and continues to float on the inside of the eyelids. This prevents the contact lens from penetrating behind it.

Myth nr 5: Lenses will fall from my eyes to fast movements. Due to the human eye anatomy, it is virtually impossible for the soft contact lens to fall out of the eye. That’s why you can practice all kinds of sports while wearing contact lenses. The force holding the contact lens on the eye surface depends on the diameter of the lens. If they are well adapted, they never fall.

Myth nr 6: Cleaning contact lenses lasts for eternity. Cleaning lenses is very important for eye health. Fortunately, the existing multifunctional solutions today are a simplified version that greatly facilitates the cleaning and maintenance of contact lenses. The best way to disinfect and clean the lenses is to leave them in solution at night.

Myth nr 7: I can not use makeup products if I wear contact lenses. You can make your makeup, but you have to follow some simple rules: apply it after inserting the contact lenses and remove the lenses before scrubbing.

Myth nr 8: Colored contact lenses are only for those who need vision correction. The colored contact lenses are available with and without diopters. Which means you can wear colored contact lenses even if you do not need optical correction. However, these must also be adapted and prescribed by a specialist and require the same care as any other contact lens.

Myth nr 9: The contact lenses will not give me a clearer view than the glasses. Contact lenses give you a better view, they provide you with a wider field of vision and viewing than glasses no matter what direction you are looking for as opposed to eyeglasses move with your eyes. In addition, the lenses do not abrade, fall or break during physical activity. For any sport, contact lenses provide a better view than glasses.

Myth nr 10: I can not wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism. In the past, contact lenses to correct astigmatism were not available in all types of materials. Innovations that have emerged in recent years have changed this. Astigmatism is no longer a barrier to wearing contact lenses.

Myth nr 11: Contact lanes cost a fortune. The actual cost of contact lenses is lower than expected. Due to technological advances there is a wide range of contact lenses on the market. Depending on the type of lens you are using and the frequency at which you replace it, the daily cost of the contact lens may be less than the amount you spend on your newspaper or daily coffee. Specialists will help you find the contact lenses that best match your visual correction, lifestyle and budget.

Contact lenses have no age

Age and contact lenses

Nowadays, contact lenses are becoming more and more popular and millions of people around the world choose to correct their vision defects, contact lenses becoming a good ally for a perfect vision regardless of age.

Can my baby wear contact lenses?

The human eye can tolerate contact lenses from childhood. There are cases in which babies are prescribed contact lenses to solve the treatment of congenital conditions. One of the key factors in determining whether contact lenses are right for your child is assessing the child’s responsibility and willingness to wear them.

It is important for parents to evaluate how the child performs daily hygiene, if he is tidy and closely follows daily duties. Also, the child has to demonstrate the ability to apply / remove contact lenses without too much difficulty, and to clean and disinfect the lenses on his own.

Most of the time, the little ones are enthusiastic about the idea of ​​wearing contact lenses at the expense of glasses. In addition, wearing contact lenses improves the self-confidence of children. When they become aware that they need correction, they wonder whether the glasses will fit them, how much they will change their physical appearance, and especially what the other children will say at school. The idea of ​​wearing contact lenses encourages them in most cases to accept the optical correction, which is an extremely important aspect in the development of vision.

One of the most important benefits of contact lenses is to obtain a wide field of vision, unrestrained by the eyewear frame. They also do not sneeze, not slip away from the face, and remain more stable when the little ones run, being ideal for children who practice sports.

Adolescents and adults are the ones who most often enjoy the benefits of contact lenses, making them the majority of those who choose them as a means of correction.

After the age of 40, the sight almost drops, due to the loss of elasticity of the lens, and the objects at almost begin to be seen with difficulty, it being necessary to remove them so that they can focus. It is a natural process of evolution and is called presbiopia.

For contact lens carriers who are confronted with presbyopia, but also for those with a dynamic lifestyle, there is an effective solution. Multifocal contact lenses offer the freedom to carry out any activity that involves both remote and near vision without the need for glasses. The field of view is wide, without distortion, the view is impeccable even when moving from a distance to close and vice versa.

So with contact lenses, you can enjoy impeccable and comfortable viewing at any age, regardless of age, daily activities or hobbies you have.

NIGHT CONTACT LENSES or Myopia Management without glasses or contact lenses during the day

NIGHT CONTACT LENSES or Myopia Management without glasses or contact lenses during the day

With the advancement of technology and the change of our lifestyle from the outside, the phenomenon of myopia of the population also appears. Myopia is caused by the increase in the length of the eyeball, resulting in vision in the fog at a distance.

Specialists claim that myopia is not only a genetic cause, it can also be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some studies have shown that working close up, reading, computer work, tablet use, or mobile phones contribute increase the spread of myopia.

Nowadays, a growing number of children suffer from myopia. Myopia evolves as the baby develops, and a large myopia also increases the likelihood of cataract, glaucoma or the risk of retinal detachment, which in severe cases can lead to blindness. That’s why it is a good idea to have myopia corrected in time, and its evolution constantly pursued by specialists.

In addition to glasses or contact lenses for daytime wear, there is a very effective method for correcting and controlling myopia. This method uses night-vision lenses, adapted by a procedure called orthokeratology.

Myopia is determined by the increase in the length of the eyeball. Ortho-k contact lenses induce pressure on the cornea by flattening it. After wearing them at night, patients get clear view during the day without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

Ortokeratology is not just for children. Adults can also benefit from this procedure, and the younger the patient, the better the results.

Most of the time, myopic patients say they would do whatever they do not have to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day, choosing as alternative night lenses. Thus, all activities, both business and recreational, can be carried out smoothly.

What is the life expectation of a contact lens?

What is the life expectation of a contact lens?

You wear glasses, but would you like to give up on them? An alternative is soft contact lenses. But before you buy them you need to know some basic things about them, especially the fact that there are several types of contact lenses. Thus, there are disposable contact lenses, daily contact lenses, and contact lenses with a prolonged wear (two weeks, or a month).

Disposable contact lenses are very practical for occasional activities such as hiking, swimming, winter sports, trips, etc. These lenses are worn for a day and can be removed at any time, maximum at bedtime. They are very comfortable due to the high water content and the most practical, because there is no need for a solution for their maintenance or for storage. Also, this type of contact lens is considered to be the healthiest, the risk of eye infections being minimal due to the short time of wear. That significantly reduces the eye exposure to deposits that build up on the lens over time, and avoids possible allergies to preservatives present in solutions for their maintenance.

Another type of contact lenses, are daily wear contact lenses. Actually the same pair of contact lenses can be used for two weeks or a month. These lenses are removed every night, cleaned and stored overnight in the recommended solution. They are often chosen as a means of correction because they are less expensive than disposable ones.

Depending on the material they are made of, there are also long-range contact lenses that offer the possibility of wearing for 30 days without removing them at night. These are extended wear contact lenses.

However, wearing contact lenses overnight increases the risk of infections, no matter the type of lens. You can only sleep with your contact lenses only if the specialist advised you to do so.

What do we need to know about contact lenses?

Looking at the world through contact lenses / What do we need to know about contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a practical and convenient option for eyeglass wearers, if they wish to give up occasionally or definitive wear of glasses. Millions of people are wearing contact lenses, despite the fact that we often do not realize this. Depending on our lifestyle, occupation, or hobbies, we each have unique requirements for our vision, and contact lenses are adapted to them.

Why contact lenses?

The major benefits of contact lenses are a broad and natural field of vision and an improved aesthetic appearance of the wearer. In many cases, contact lenses also offer better visual acuity.
Compared with eyeglasses, contact lenses offer better comfort in sports or relaxing activities, they do not fog, slip off the face, and do not get dirty. They also allow the wearing of any type of sunglasses or protection.

What is actually a contact lens?

It is a thin, curved lens that sits on the surface of the eye in front of the cornea. The lens is usually transparent, but often has a discreet blue color to make it easier to handle. Today’s contact lenses are either tough or soft. Most carriers choose soft lenses because they are more comfortable and easier to maintain.

Typically, contact lenses are a mean of correcting vision, but there are contact lenses that are purely cosmetic. These lenses are colored and can improve or change the hue of the eyes or may be special lenses used to hide certain defects of the eyeball.

Contact lenses and hygienic care

As contact lenses apply directly on the surface of the eye, it is imperative that we have a strictly hygienic program to avoid possible complications. Thus, lenses should be kept in special containers, cleaned with specific disinfecting solutions, replaced according to the manufacturer’s pre-set schedule, and most importantly, we must have proper hand hygiene when handling the lenses.

The contact lenses are of several types, so our specialists await you at Best Optic centers to recommend the ones best suited for you.

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