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Having Problems Seeing? Tips to Improve Your Vision

I spend most of my time working on my laptop or desktop computer. Although I take precautions to keep my eyes healthy, I still experience unexplained vision problems. After speaking to an optometrist about my eye problems, they suggested that I change the lighting in my home and office. The overhead lighting in my work space was actually too bright for my eyes. I lowered the lighting in my ceiling and placed adjustable lamps on my desk. If I need more light, I simply adjust the lamps over my computer screen. I can now work without damaging my eyes. If you have problems with your eyes and can't figure out why, read my blog. I offer real tips you can use that protect your eyes at work or home. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

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Three Common Myths About Contact Lenses Debunked

It's completely normal for people to have a few concerns when they're transitioning from wearing glasses to wearing contact lenses. In fact, there are numerous myths that advise some people to steer clear of contact lenses completely. Fortunately, none of the following myths that you hear about contact lenses are true:

You're Too Old (Or Not Old Enough) To Wear Contact Lenses

It's common for older people who have a more complicated eyeglasses prescription to assume that they can't wear contact lenses. However, this simply isn't true. You don't have to be under a specific age to wear contact lenses. In fact, your eye doctor can adjust your contact lens prescription so that it's consistent with your glasses prescription. Also, bifocal and varifocal lenses are available.

There also isn't a specifically recommended age for children to begin wearing contacts. However, you need to talk to your child's ophthalmologist to determine whether he or she has any concerns that need to be addressed before your child starts wearing contact lenses instead of glasses. Also, you need to make sure that your child is mature enough to care for his or her contact lenses properly. As long as your child is mature enough and doesn't have any health issues, it's okay for your child to wear contact lenses.

You Can Get Your Contact Lenses Stuck Behind Your Eye

Some people choose not to wear contact lenses because they believe it's possible to get a lens stuck behind their eye. Rest assured, though, it isn't possible. There is a thin membrane, called the conjunctiva, that is wrapped around the white portion of your eyes, connecting your eyes to your eyelids. The way the conjunctiva is connected makes it impossible for contact lenses to get stuck behind your eye. However, it is possible for your contact lenses to move slightly throughout the day, which can create an unpleasant feeling. If this happens, all you need to do is rewet your lenses so that they slip back into place. Alternatively, you can take the lens out completely, clean it, and put it back in place.

Contacts Can Permanently Stick To Your Eyes

When your contacts dry out, which can happen if you've been wearing them for a long time, it is possible for them to stick to your eyes. However, it isn't permanent. In fact, all you need to do to remove the lens is to place a few rewetting drops or a few drops of your contact lens solution in your eye to moisten the lens. Rewetting the lens softens it so that it can easily be removed without issues.

Regardless of what type of rumors you've heard, it isn't at all dangerous to wear contact lenses. As long as your ophthalmologist doesn't have any health concerns that might make it difficult for you to wear contact lenses, there's no reason why you shouldn't wear them. 

For more information about contact lenses, consider contacting a professional like those at Valentine Eye Care.