1. I CAN'T WEAR CONTACT LENSES
Yes, you can! And No you won’t go blind!
Unless you have an eye infection or an eye problem that needs to be seen by a medical professional – you can happily wear coloured contacts. If you want to be double or triply sure – ask a doctor or optometrist to put your mind at ease.
2. COLOURED CONTACT LENSES ARE PAINFUL
Not at all! A few people might find wearing contacts a bit odd and it might take a little getting used to for some, but there should be no pain at all.
Make sure you’re following the instructions and not doing anything that could cause discomfort.
If, for any reason, there is something wrong – go and see a doctor or optometrist.
3. CONTACT LENSES GET STUCK TO YOUR EYE
Wrong! A coloured contact lens will only stick to the surface of your eye if it dries out.
To get it moving again, just moisten the lens again with a sterile saline or a multipurpose contact lens solution.
So relax, it’s not going to stay there forever and BECOME your new eye colour.
4. CONTACTS CAN POP OUT OF YOUR EYE
Rubbish! That occasionally happened to the old fashioned lenses because they were hard. The wearer could be doing something vigorous like sporting activities and the lens could possibly pop out.
Contact lenses of today fit closer to the eye so it almost never happens anymore.
Your coloured contacts shouldn’t come loose – so hold tight to your dream of wearing any colour contacts you choose.
5. A CONTACT WILL GET LOST BEHIND MY EYE
I’m not entirely sure who came up with this classic myth but it’s…
How do I say this?... Bollocks!
There is no way that a contact can be lost behind someone’s eye. Why?
Because there’s a membrane (the conjuctiva) that covers the white of your eye and connects to the inside of your eyelids – so no go on losing the lens that way.
There you have it! Wearing coloured contacts is safe.
Remember to look after your lenses and you shouldn’t have any problems.
You will look great and maybe even have an extra pep in your step when you’re wearing them.
We’re all done and dusted with those myths being busted.
Hope that brightened your day in a clear and simple way.
You’re free to see life in a whole different way with your whole new look.
Colour your world with Colour Your Eyes!