Coloured contact lenses have been a major fashion and cosmetic accessory. When you talk about Halloween parties and cosplay convention you cannot deny the importance these Halloween and cosplay contact lenseshave.
But, for quite some time we have been hearing about these certain “myths” regarding coloured contact lenses. And now we think it is time that we get down to business and expose these baseless myths and get everything straightened out.
So many people have been scared away from coloured contact lenses, or even regular contacts for that matter, because of these baseless opinions of some “intellectuals.”
Well, sit tight as we are going to end all the controversy right now.
1. I CAN NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES I WILL GO BLIND
On the contrary you can absolutely wear and no you will not go blind, not in the slightest. All you need to do is get your eyes tested by a doctor and he will suggest you the type of contact lenses which suits your eyes and habits.
You may have an allergy or other problem such as an eye infection due to which you may require medical assistance, other than that you can easily wear coloured contacts. Do not believe us? Then you can go and talk to a doctor to ease your fears
2. COLOURED CONTACT LENSES ARE PAINFUL
That is completely wrong or you might have interpreted it wrongly.
Coloured contact lenses are no different to regular contact lenses and there is no pain when wearing coloured lenses. The only difference is that they have a coloured tint on them so that when you switch from regular contact lenses to coloured contact lenses you might feel a little discomfort for a few days. That is most probably because of the colour tint and your eyes not being used to them. But, with time you will get used to them and it will all be fine.
In any case you feel discomfort for a prolong period you can go consult with a doctor.
3. CONTACT LENSES GET STUCK TO YOUR EYE
Contact lenses do not stick to your eyes, who told you that? Contact lenses only lie on the surface of your eye and the only way they will stick is when you sleep while wearing them. That will dry the lens and your eyes and the lens will stick there.
But, that is not an issue at all, you can just rewet your eyes with a saline solution or drops, not tap water or any water, and they will come out easily.
It is advised that you keep on blinking with your lenses, so they do not dry up.
No matter what happens, the lens will not get stuck in your eye and become a part of it, as long as it is wet it will come out. And even if it dries out you can always rewet it.
4. CONTACTS CAN BE WASHED WITH WATER
No, your lenses are not supposed to be washed with water. If anyone says that you do not need to buy a disinfectant solution or saline solution, then do not listen to them.
You must not, in any circumstances, use water of any sort, whether it is tap water or drinking water to clean or wash your lenses.
That is because water also contains certain micro-organisms and they can stick to your contact lenses. Now when you wear your lenses with micro-organisms it can damage your eyes and cause eye infections.
Eye solutions are specifically designed for contact lenses and they must be the only cleaning solution which you use to clean your lenses.
5. A CONTACT WILL GET LOST BEHIND MY EYE
I can’t say from where this came from and how can someone conjure up a completely stupid story like that. There is no way your contact lenses will go and get lost behind your eye.
The reason for that is that there is a membrane (the conjunctiva) that covers the white of your eye and it is connected to the inside of your eyelids so there is absolutely no way it can go behind.
6. COLOURED CONTACT LENSES CASUE DIABETES
These rumors were quite strong way back, but recent studies have suggested that coloured contact lenses play no part in causing diabetes.
Although, it is a fact that people with diabetes do have eye issues and if they want to wear contact lenses they must consult with a doctor and then proceed further. Eye contacts may hurt those with diabetes, even though they do not cause diabetes.
Wearing coloured contact lenses is perfectly safe and you need not to worry about these baseless myths. All you need to do is follow the safety precautions and you are good to go. After all you look absolutely great wearing those Halloween and cosplay contact lenses.