Getting to the bottom of contact lens myths
There are a few common misconceptions about contact lenses that keep some people from giving them a try. We'll help you separate fact from fiction so that you can relax and enjoy all the ways contacts can improve your life.
Myths about how contact lenses can affect your eyes
Myth: Contacts can get stuck to your eyes
Contacts are generally easy to remove using the method your eye doctor recommends. If they temporarily stick, use a few drops of lens solution to loosen them up.
Myth: Eye infections are common when wearing contacts
Contact-related health problems are rare, and usually related to poor cleaning routines. Follow your eye doctor's care instructions to keep your eyes safe.
Myth: Contact lenses are uncomfortable
Wearing contact lenses can feel strange at first, but eventually most people hardly notice them anymore. We're so confident you'll love ours, we created our Comfort Promise^.
More myths about contact lenses
Myth: Your eyes need a day off of contacts
Contacts are safe to wear daily. If your eyes become irritated, however, your eye doctor may tell you to wear glasses until the irritation goes away.
Myths about who can wear contact lenses
Other frequently asked questions
Can I wear contacts if I've had cataracts surgery?
If I've had LASIK or another refractive surgery, can I still wear contact lenses?
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Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional, call 1-800-843-2020, or download the Patient Instruction Guides.