There’s definitely a lot to know about contact lenses, especially if you’re just thinking about making a fresh switch from glasses. Eye health and safety are common concerns in Singapore, and we at Clearlab understand this entirely
That is why we have curated this list of the 7 most frequently asked questions about contact lenses, such that you can practise good eye care and safe use of contacts — whether it’s your first time or otherwise.
Frequently Asked Questions About Contact Lenses
1. Can I Sleep with Contacts?
Whether you use daily or monthly disposable contact lenses, it is not safe to sleep with your contacts on. Even if just a nap, sleeping with your lenses on can put you at risk of getting an eye infection. You should always remove your contact lenses before sleeping.
2. Are Daily or Monthly Disposable Contact Lenses Better?
Daily disposables are typically thinner and slightly more comfortable. Monthly contact lenses, on the other hand, are generally thicker and more durable. Ultimately, it boils down to personal preference and what suits your nuanced lifestyle here in Singapore.Learn more about daily vs monthly lenses.
3. Are Contact Lenses Safe for Children?
Generally, safe contact lens use depends less on age than responsibility. Be it daily or monthly contact lenses, as long as your child practises good hygiene habits, there likely won’t be any problems. Children may just take a little longer to get used to wearing contacts.
If concerned, consult an eye care professional in Singapore before letting your child wear contact lenses.
4. How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Wearing Contact Lenses?
It depends. Some take a week or two to get used to it, while others feel at home wearing contacts lenses from the get-go. If concerned about discomfort, opt for daily disposables instead of monthly contact lenses when you buy online or from a shop in Singapore.
5. Will Contact Lenses Melt in My Eyes if Exposed to Heat?
It is extremely unlikely for your contact lenses to melt, despite what rumours say. The materials used to make contact lenses only melt at temperatures much higher than boiling water.
Just be sure to buy your contact lenses from a reputable shop in Singapore, whether online or in-person. Clearlab contact lenses are quality certified by numerous health authorities, and you can rest assured that the lenses you get from us are of the best quality.
6. Can I Store My Contact Lenses in Tap Water?
No. Though tap water in Singapore is relatively clean, they may still contain bacteria that can cause infection. Always use the proper lens care solution to wash daily contact lenses or store monthly disposables.
Check out our full lens care guide for more detailed care instructions.
7. Can I Swim with Contact Lenses On?
You should avoid swimming with contact lenses on. Most lenses sold in Singapore shops are made to be extremely water absorbent for better breathability, and having them exposed to bacteria-containing waters can leave you at risk to eye infections.
It is best to remove your contacts before swimming and store them accordingly, regardless of whether they’re daily or monthly disposable lenses.
Get Quality Contacts with Clearlab
Perhaps the most important aspect of practising safe lens use is to get quality contacts from a reputable shop in Singapore. Clearlab is a leading contact lens manufacturer in the global market, and offers pristine product quality and the best contact lens experience — at extremely affordable prices.
Order your contact lenses online with Clearlab today, or arrange a free eye exam with us for contact lens fitting.