Contact lenses can be a fantastic alternative for those people who don’t want to wear glasses, but with many myths surrounding contacts, some customers are worried about making the transition.

Tracy Cody, contact lens manager, said: ‘Our Big Fit Day in August helped us to understand what some of our customers’ key concerns are when it comes to contact lenses. Hopefully, our myth-busting guide to contacts will help customers who are considering trying them for the first time.’

Myth 1: Contact lenses are uncomfortable
Fact 1: The development of technology in recent years means that 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 2: They’re a hassle
Fact 2: It’s a common belief that contact lenses are difficult to use, but with the support of our trained team, you’ll be supported through the process step-by-step, so you’ll get the hang of it in no time. 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 change your look for special occasions or pop in your contacts when playing sports.

Myth 3: My prescription isn’t suitable for contacts
Fact 3: 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!

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

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