Myths and misconceptions might boost your fear of wearing contact lenses. Most of these misconceptions can be related to the fear of the unknown.

Watch the videos below where different people share their fears, and their great experience in wearing ACUVUE® Contact Lenses.


Amy thinks contact lenses might be uncomfortable

Many, including Amy, have often wondered ‘are contact lenses uncomfortable?’. Unlike some early contact lenses, most modern contact lenses are thin and soft, making them more comfortable to wear. Many are made from moisture rich materials, offering comfort throughout the day1.

Riyonn is worried contact lenses might get lost in his eye

That’s physically impossible. There is a membrane covering your eye that connects inside your eyelids, preventing anything from getting behind your eye, including a contact lens.

Carol is 48 and thinks contact lenses might not be for her

People of all ages can wear contact lenses. If after the age of around 40 years you find yourself needing reading glasses, there is a suitable contact lens alternative for these too, meaning you don’t have the hassle of putting on glasses to read.

Joe is worried about poking his eye

Your finger doesn’t need to touch the eye when applying and removing contact lenses. Often it just feels like a drop of water when placed on the eye.

Tanya thinks contact lenses might damage her eye

As long as you keep to the replacement schedule, care instructions that your optician provides you with and go back for regular check-ups, contact lenses can be a healthy vision correction option.


Start your Free Trial of ACUVUE® contact lenses today.

†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. UK residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to optician approval. Participating opticians only. See link for full terms and conditions.

‡ All ACUVUE® Contact Lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your optician.

1. JJV Data on File 2022: Master Brand Claims on Clinical Performance and Overall Material Properties for ACUVUE® Soft Contact Lenses.