Wearing Contact Lenses: Are You Too Old?
You may have worn glasses for years, having only once decided to try and give contacts a go… and you had a bad experience. Maybe you poked yourself in the eye when trying to insert them or maybe you “just couldn’t stand” the feeling of putting this little piece of ‘stuff’ in your eye. After this you decided, “Nah, I’ll just stick with what I know”.
Sound like you?
Yeh, thought so.
There’s good news: contact lens technology has improved majorly over the past few years and contact lenses are now accepted by millions of people (young and old) right throughout the world.
Most preconceived ideas about contacts have been overcome in some way, shape or form so those excuses that have been lingering in your mind for a long time, no longer have any relevance.
You can handle them no problem!
In recent years, you might have become aware that you aren’t so quick and controlled as you used to be. Sound right? (It happens with aging people) Therefore you think that handling little contacts won’t be a very easy thing to do.
Sorry to say it, but you’re wrong!
It’s really simple to insert contacts into your eye. You’ll become so used to it, that after a while it will be second nature to you. Even if it takes a bit to get used to it at first, the human brain never stops learning and you’ll get good at it I promise.
Contacts for Presbyopia
Another common misconception is around the idea that contact lenses won’t be able to help you read your read your book and see the cow in the neighbour’s paddock. (i.e. nearsightedness and farsightedness)
Older people tend to have issues seeing both near and far. It’s a bit technical, but basically it’s to do with certain parts for your eye not working so well anymore (Presbyopia is the fancy term!). To account for this, bifocal and progressive eyeglass lenses were invented.
However, it’s not just eyeglasses that have this functionality. You can now buy multifocal contact lenses that will help fix this problem. (We recommend talking to your optometrist about these)
Moisturising Contact Lenses
As your age, (and I’m talking about 60 years and older here), your eyes may become dryer. There’s a pretty simple reason for this, and it’s to do with your eyelids. When you get older your eyelid tend to not work as well. In turn this causes you to not blink as often and this lessens the amount of moisture that passes over the surface of the eye.
So how will contact lenses help this?
Well, the lens itself can help to keep the moisture in. Manufacturers of contact lenses have spent hours upon hours researching and developing moisture-rich contact lenses. With the technology advancing rapidly, we’ve seen products emerge that are so moisture-rich, that their wearers hardly know they’re in their eyes.
Don’t believe it?
Why not get some trial lenses and try it out for yourself?
Contacts aren’t a Hassle
“What about all the care and cleaning?”
I hear you loud and clear.
The fact is, that caring for contact lenses takes hardly any time at all, just ask someone who already uses monthly contact lenses. At the end of the day, remove the lens from your eye and slip it into a little container of contact lens solution and pick it up in the morning. It’s that simple.
But wait, there’s more…
With the invention of daily disposable contact lenses, you can get a fresh set of contacts every day with even having to worry about the solution.
‘Age is no barrier’, I shouldn’t have to tell you that. And you really can’t stick those old glasses that always seems to be lost – can you? Be brave, step up to the mark and get yourself a new lease of life with contact lenses. I promise you, you won’t regret it.