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6 Facts About Wearing Contact Lenses to Ease Your Concerns


Do you have doubts about getting contact lenses? Perhaps touching your eyes makes you uncomfortable or you worry about losing a lens in your eye.


At Optometrists’ Clinic, we understand your concerns, and while it’s normal to have doubts, many of the common fears about contact lenses are unfounded. Here are six things you should know about wearing contacts.


1. They can’t get lost behind your eyes
It’s physically impossible for a contact lens to get stuck behind your eye. This is because there’s a thin membrane, called the conjunctiva, that covers the whites of your eyes and connects to the inside of your eyelids. This prevents anything from getting behind your eyeball.


2. They can’t get permanently stuck to you eyes
While a soft contact lens might stick to your eye if it dries out, it can easily be removed. To loosen the lens, simply moisturize it with eye drops or a saline solution.


3. They’re not painful to wear
Contacts may feel strange the first few times you wear them, but they shouldn’t cause discomfort. In fact, many people who wear contact lenses don’t feel them at all.


4. They’re easy to insert and remove
When you receive your first pair of lenses, you’ll be taught how to insert and remove them before you leave the clinic. It might take a while for you to get the hang of it, but eventually putting in and taking out your contacts will be a normal part of your routine.


5. They require minimal care
Many people think that contact lenses are a hassle to deal with. The reality is that modern contact solutions make taking care of your lenses simple. In most cases, a single product can be used to clean, disinfect and store your contacts at the same time. For even less maintenance, ask your optometrist about single-use options.


6. They’re safe to use
It’s true that wearing contact lenses can increase your risk of developing certain eye problems or infections. However, if you follow your eye doctor’s recommendations about how to care for your contacts, how long to wear them for and when to replace them, contact lenses are very safe.


Get your first contact lenses today
If you’re considering getting contact lenses, speak with a professional at Optometrists’ Clinic. We’ll help you find the right option for your eyes and lifestyle, teach you how to insert and remove your lenses, and make recommendations about the best solutions to use. Call us today to schedule an appointment.