When it comes to glasses or contacts, you may be surprised to know that 3 out of 4 people have corrections made to their vision whether through the usage of glasses, contacts, or Lasik surgery. While the majority of these people wear glasses, there is a good amount of people who use contact lenses to help correct their vision.
Contacts are very common when it comes to corrective glasses. In fact, it seems like the people who wear contacts love them, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Here are some things that you may not have known about contact lenses:
Water is not good for your contacts. You should not rinse your contacts with tap water, bottled water, or saliva. This can cause eye infections. You should also avoid swimming in your contacts because the chlorine is not good for your contacts either.
Kids can wear contacts. In most cases, children are better suited for contacts because they are more likely to follow instructions about their eyewear. However, before your child wears contacts make sure that they understand what needs to be done.
Diabetics can wear contacts. Many peopled do not think that diabetics can wear contacts, but in all actuality they are able to, but the lens is going to be slightly different. If you have diabetes make sure that you tell your eye doctor.
Contacts can help with myopia, or nearsightedness. Contacts have been proven to slow down the process of myopia, especially if they are worn correctly.
You should not wear contacts while you are sleeping. The reason for this is because it can cause soreness in your eyes that can have a negative effect on the health of your eyes. There are, however, certain contact brands that claim to be safe to wear while sleeping.
When it comes to wearing contact lenses, it is a good idea to be well informed by your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns you should definitely talk about them with your doctor.
For all of your eye-care needs, call Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center—your St. Louis cataract surgery center—today.