Myths about Contact Lenses

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Have you been considering the transition to contact lenses? Consulting with the optometrists at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can help you to determine if contact lenses are right for you. It is normal to have some concerns, especially with all of the myths you may have come across concerning contact lenses. Listed below are some myth busting facts about contact lenses.


Not Everyone Can Wear Contact Lenses

This in fact is not true. Thanks to advances in contact lens technology in recent years, just about everyone can wear contacts. For example, there are many bifocal contact lenses for people with presbyopia; soft, rigid and hybrid contact lenses that correct astigmatism; and custom contact lenses that can correct even the most challenging prescriptions.


Contact Lenses are Uncomfortable

While it may take a day or two to adjust to wearing contact lenses most people don’t even notice they’re wearing contact lenses. For those who do experience contact lens discomfort, several discomfort remedies are available once the cause is pinpointed. Make sure you follow your optometrist’s instructions for care and comfort.


Wearing Contact Lenses Causes Eye Problems

If you are misusing your contact lenses and aren’t following the proper care and use instructions given to you then some eye problems could occur. That is why it is so important to take the proper measures to care for your eyes and contact lenses.


Contact Lenses can get Stuck to your Eye

While it’s true that a soft contact lens can stick to the surface of your eye if it dries out, remoistening the lens by applying sterile saline or a multipurpose contact lens solution will get it moving again. It’s smart to keep a small container of eye drops with you at all times.


To learn more about contact lenses make sure you schedule an appointment at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. We can provide you with the eye care you need including LASIK Surgery.


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