Poor eyesight can affect not only your daily efficiency but also your overall health. As a solution, Eyes on Norbeck offers different types of contact lenses. Many prefer this eyewear option for the superior visual comfort and convenience it provides.
Despite contact lenses being a great choice, misconceptions make others hesitant to use them. Your optometrist debunks four common contact lens myths in today’s post.
Myth #1: They Are Difficult to Use and Maintain
Contact lenses may be tricky to use at first. With constant practice and patience, you’ll eventually get the hang of it. We may prescribe a pair that requires less maintenance, depending on your needs and lifestyle. Daily disposables are a good example. They are worn in the morning and then discarded at night.
At Eyes on Norbeck, we’ll go over with you the step-by-step process of putting your contact lenses on and taking them out. We’ll also instruct you on their proper cleaning and storage. We may even ask you to perform a test run after your eye exam. Doing so allows us to evaluate your confidence and ease in using them. Before leaving the clinic, we’ll answer all questions you may have as well.
Myth #2: They Are Uncomfortable
Your eyes are some of the most delicate and sensitive organs of your body, which is why they may need some time to adjust to contact lenses. Once you start using them regularly, you’ll get used to them. Some wearers even share that the feeling of normalcy sometimes makes them forget they have a pair on. The visual benefits they provide will ultimately outlast any visual discomfort you may experience at the start.
Myth #3: They Cause Eye Infections
Most contact lens-related infections stem from the non-observance of proper hygiene when handling your lenses. Whether you’re using contact lenses or eyeglasses, you should always wash your hands thoroughly before touching them. Following our instructions on their proper usage, cleaning and storing can also lower the risk of other complications.
Myth #4: They Often Get Stuck in Your Eyes
Contact lens users usually feel this sensation when their eyes have gone dry. This can be easily remedied by applying our prescribed eye drops.
To learn more about contact lenses or other eye care concerns, get in touch with us at (301) 241-0533. You may also fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We proudly serve Potomac and the surrounding MD communities.