Like any modern invention, widely held, contact lenses can boast of a whole train of myths, rumors and contradictions about the dangers of using – from the plausible to the downright ridiculous. With the help of professional experts Journal understands the conditions under which contact lenses are facing some myths of their use. Some of the myths and truths of contact lens are as follows:
Myths about the dangers of contact lenses and care for them:
Myth: Contact lens may Sunset behind the eyes, and it can not be pulled out.
Truth: There is no object, even as thin and flexible as modern contact lens can not “decline” of the eyeball, if only because the eye is inserted into the eye socket is free and there is no “loopholes.” If the eye is strongly rubbed with a lens through the eyelid, or improper lens shape wear, it can be displaced but still remains on the outer surface of the eyeball.
Myth: Contact lenses are constantly falling out and they need to look for on the floor.
Truth: Stories about falling lenses belong to the period of reign of the first generations of hard lenses, which, indeed, from time to time to leave their rightful place. Modern soft, especially silicone hydro gel lenses characterized by high flexibility and affinity with the fabric forming eyeball when properly selected and worn, they are, what they say, fit like a glove.
Myth: In a pinch, you can rinse the contact lens of ordinary drinking water, such as bottled.
Truth: It is unlikely that it is a good idea. Even the best quality drinking water and non-sterile, by definition, is not intended for the treatment of contact lenses. Together with microscopic water particles remaining on the lens in the eye may get unwanted “guests”, causing irritation, swelling, and inflammation. Also, minerals contained in the water even after a “soul” can settle on the lens and change its geometry.
Myth: If the container is lost from the lens, can be used instead of a jar of cream under the container from a film or something similar.
Truth: No way! Any step on packages containing non-removable walls in the home raid once filled her substance. Hit him in the eye with a particle surface of the lens will cause serious consequences.
Myth: There are some people whose eyes are too sensitive; they will never be able to wear contact lenses.
Truth: Wearing contact lenses is a question of desire and skills training. In fact, someone can pretty quickly to deal with the first difficulties and learn how to put on the lens’ with one hand, “someone it takes more time. But cases of inability to wear lenses for some physical causes are not known to science.
Myth: Contact lenses provoke eye infections.
Truth: Only in the case of non-compliance with the recommendations for the care and wear and frivolous attitude towards the need to visit an ophthalmologist.
Myth: Do not happen do not worry, if I wear lenses longer than the prescribed period. The quality of care is not changed, and you can save a good amount.
Truth: Because the lens is directly and very firmly in contact with the surface of the eye, any, even the slightest change in her condition poses a threat to the cornea. That is why self-renew the prescribed period of lenses can not be performed, it is calculated on the basis of experts properties of the material of construction of the lens it forms, moisture permeability. Follow precise observance of the prescribed period of wearing lenses to avoid harm to arise on their touch surface.
In a review of the lens occupy a significant part of reports of problems means putting colored contacts for brown eyes. That is what gave rise to an idea of the complexity of lens wear. Of course, we can not say that anyone can without any difficulty be placed on the corneal surface of the lens; it is equipped with errors often because damage to contact lenses and provoke a negative attitude towards them. But if you wish, willingness to learn, help and following the recommendation of an ophthalmologist putting lenses very quickly turn into an automatic procedure.