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Specsavers in Yate busts the myths about contacts

16 June, 2015
Specsavers female customer inserting a contact lens

For those people who don’t want to wear glasses, contact lenses can provide a fantastic alternative, but with many myths surrounding contacts, some customers are worried about making the transition. Thankfully, Specsavers in Yate is on hand to bust the myths about contact lenses.

Myth 1: They’re a hassle

Fact: The most common concern for customers is that contact lenses are too difficult to use, but with trained teams in store to support you through the process, you’ll get the hang of it in no time. To ensure you’re confident with contacts, you’ll be able to sit down with a member of the Specsavers team at Yate who will guide you through the process of wearing contact lenses.

Once you’re comfortable putting your contacts in and taking them out, using them won’t be any more time consuming than brushing your teeth. Daily disposable lenses can also be used once and thrown away, cutting out the cleaning and the hassle. This means contact lenses are also interchangeable with specs, enabling you to enhance your look for special occasions or pop in your contacts when playing sports.

Myth 2: They’re not for people my age

Fact: For many people, age can be a barrier to trying contact lenses. Younger customers may struggle with using contacts, while older people might need different prescriptions for different activities, such as reading and distance. Your optician will be happy to sit down with you to determine whether contacts are right for you, based on your specific needs.

Myth 3: Contact lenses are uncomfortable

Fact: With the development of technology in recent years, contacts are now more comfortable to wear than ever before. Using materials such as silicone hydrogel, modern contacts allow more oxygen into the eye to provide adequate hydration and comfort. This means that even if your eyes are prone to dryness, you could still wear contacts, and they’re so comfortable you’ll barely notice they’re there! 

Myth 4: My prescription isn’t suitable for contacts

Fact: Almost all glasses wearers could wear contacts as – contrary to popular belief – most prescriptions can be catered for. Also, with varifocal and bifocal contact lenses available, you could swap your specs for contacts with ease!

Myth 5: They’re too expensive

Fact: With Specsavers being known for offering great value, you’ll be sure to get a good deal on your contact lenses! As part of Specsavers’ free contact lens trial, you’ll also be able to try before you buy with either a pair of monthly lenses or five pairs of daily disposable lenses.

For more information, or to make use of Specsavers’ contact lens trial, visit the dedicated team at Yate Specsavers who are on hand to support you with a friendly and helpful service seven days a week.

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