MYTHS DEBUNKED ABOUT WHITEOUT CONTACT LENSES
Feeling adventurous and want to go all out for that Instagram-worthy Halloween look? Your best bid would be on whiteout contact lenses to create a truly shocking and unique look.
Whiteout lenses cover the entire iris leaving only the black pupil remaining, which results in a very creepy and horrifying look suitable for any Halloween, costume, or themed party. These lenses also work great if you are into cosplay or are an aspiring FX effects artist!
Although you might just want to go get them right now, but you are hesitant, it is imperative that you eradicate all ambiguities about contact lenses. It is very important to debunk myths fed to us by the internet and people around us about whiteout contact lenses, so here is an article to bust those myths!
Because the technology and development of these contact lenses are similar to that of regular contact lenses, the following is a list of myths versus facts regarding contact lenses.
Myth 1: A Contact Lens Can Get Lost Behind Your Eye.
We usually hear people saying, ‘Once I wore contacts and never found them. They got lost in my eye.’ What they are trying to infer is that the contact lens somehow went inside of the eye.
Well, there is some good news for all those creeping out about this. This is not biologically possible!
In reality, the anatomy of the eye is such that there is a thin, continuous membrane called the conjunctiva that covers the sclera (white of the eye) and lines the inner eyelids. This makes it impossible for anything, including contact lenses, to get stuck in the eye.
If you cannot see the lens, it probably folded itself and is hidden behind the upper eyelid. Add a few drops of multi-purpose solution and massage your eye. The lens will move out from a corner, and you can easily remove it now.
Myth 2: Contact Lens Can Get Permanently Stuck To Your Eye.
This one partially true, but don’t freak out yet! There is no way that a contact lens will fuse with your eye. It will always come out!
Although it is true that if a contact lens dries out, it may temporarily feel like it is stuck. But, what it needs is just a little bit of moisture. A few drops of simple sterile saline solution can easily solve this problem and get the lens moving again.
Myth 3: Contact Lenses Are Uncomfortable To Wear.
It is true that when you see someone put in contact lenses, the process seems terrifying. It is also natural for you to think that it must be uncomfortable to have something in your eye. It may be true for some dust, but not contacts!
Thanks to the advancement in technology, unlike some of the early contact lenses, contact lenses are now made up of the moisture-rich and porous substances like silicone hydrogel. This ensures a thin, soft lens that is permeable to oxygen. After wearing it a few times, the eye adapts, and most people feel like they are wearing nothing.
For individuals with sensitive eyes, therapeutic sclera lenses are recommended. So do not let anybody tell you cannot wear contacts!
Myth 4: Whiteouts Contact Lenses Are Complicated To Use And Maintain.
The process of putting contact lenses, removing and cleaning them may seem intimidating, especially because of the hype around them. But this is not entirely true.
You may fumble with a lens the first few times, but with some practice, contact lenses become very easy to use.
If you are using disposable lenses, then as the name suggests, just discard them after one use. If you use daily reusable lenses, you just have to clean them with a saline solution. Soon, the process becomes second nature.
Myth 5: Whiteout Contact Lenses Are Expensive.
If the cost of contacts is what is holding you back, don’t!
The cost of contact lenses can vary depending on the type and brand. However, they are economically viable for most people. Even if you use daily disposable lenses, they don’t cost more than one dollar per day.
Myth 6: Contact Lenses Cause Eye Infections/Complications.
Contact lenses related to eye complications are not unheard of; however, these problems are unlikely.
Eye complications are not directly caused by the use of contact lenses. Rather, it is carelessness on the part of the user that results in problems like eye infections. It is very important to follow your ophthalmologist’s instructions and keep hygiene on your first priority. Always take off contact lenses before going to sleep, take them out as soon as they irritate your eye, replace them when necessary and clean them regularly.
Myth 7: Too Young or Too Old People Cannot Wear Contact Lenses
Fact: Wearing contact lenses has no relation to the age of the individual. It may be true that contact lenses are not recommended to young children, but it is only because they may not keep the contact lenses clean and hence, risk getting an infection.
Myth 8: Colored Or Whiteout Contact Lenses Can Only Be Worn By People With Eye Problems.
It is true that color blind individuals are recommended colored color-correcting contact lenses, but colored contact lenses are also available for cosmetic use.
Colored contact lenses are available for the sole purpose of beautification as well and are relatively cheaper than prescription lenses. You still need to consult your ophthalmologist; then, you can go and get your contact lenses for Halloween!
Myth 9: Contact Lens Can Pop Out Of My Eye During The Day.
Fact: Unlike early lenses, which had an annoying trait of falling out once in a while, soft lenses rarely pop out. If fitted properly, contact lenses don’t tend to fall out, even during a rigorous sport. On the contrary, they are recommended over glasses while you play sport because glasses keep slipping down and can act as a hindrance. Just try and don’t rub your eyes too hard!
Myth 10: You Cannot Wear Contact Lenses if you have Astigmatism.
Fact: Modern lenses cater to all types of eye problems, which include astigmatism. You can easily get a toric (specially modified and designed) prescription that is available for daily wear, disposable and monthly lenses.
If you are thinking of giving contact lenses a try, make sure to book an appointment with your ophthalmologist and talk to a few friends who already wear contact lenses. It may seem intimidating at first, but hopefully, your doubts are cleared after reading this article.