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Contact lenses literally help me see!
Disposable Contact Lenses in General
Member Name: katykicker
Disposable Contact Lenses in General
Advantages: Easy for me to put in, reasonably priced compared to branded lenses, suitable for my work.
Disadvantages: Some people may find it hard to 'put something in their eye'.
I have been wearing glasses for a couple of years now and I have become increasingly self conscious about this. I am not worried about the vanity side of things as such more that I am not really supposed to advertise products that my company does not sell while at work and this means that I do not have 'branded' glasses any more for work and therefore was prompted to try contact lenses.
I had my contact lens assessment at the same place that I received my glasses from, Specsavers. This was a meeting with my optician that lasted around 40 minutes and then meant that I was talked through contact lens options as well as asked a number of questions and I even had a few tests done to ensure that I was going to be able to wear contact lenses. When I first received my contact lenses someone in Specsavers actually put them in for me before leaving me to walk around town for 20 minutes to check that I was happy with the fit of them. It did take a little bit of getting used to as I was able to see properly without my glasses however I soon adapted to this and was incredibly pleased when I headed back in to Specsavers to say that I was happy with the lenses. I received trial lenses before ordering them for the first time just a few weeks later.
Contact lenses come in numerous forms these days and the ones that I tend to use are the 'dailies'. I love this option as I can choose to use the lenses when I want to rather than feeling the need to wear them all month just to get the best value from them. I have tried other varieties of lenses in the past but I find these to be the best for me. I find that my prescription of lenses is possibly slighter better than the prescription of my glasses but this could just be because my glasses are usually a little grubby and in need of a clean and my contact lenses are obviously pristine when I put them in place for the day.
I was initially worried about using contact lenses but I have found it to be a breeze. I ensure that my hands are clean before I put my lenses in and I always use a quality solution to keep my lenses in tip top condition if they are not daily disposables. It took me around a week to get completely confident with using my lenses and after this I have had no problem at all taking just a matter of seconds to put each lens in to my eye. Putting my lens in to place is very simple and I use one hand to keep my eye wide open and one hand to steady myself, line up the lens with my eye and then lightly touch in to place. Within about 30 seconds of putting my lens in I know that the lenses are clean and are not going to create a problem for me. Removing the lens is not quite as simple but it does not take me much longer. I hold my eye open with one hand and then use my thumb and middle finger to grip the lens before pushing it lightly to the edge of my eye to remove. This is usually something that is very simple for me and takes just a moment to do. Occasionally I find myself worrying that the lens will curl up, turn inside out or generally hurt my eye but I have never had a problem so far.
Overall I am incredibly pleased with contact lenses. They allow me to go without my glasses when doing something that could potentially lead to my glasses being lost such as going on a ride at the fair with my nieces & nephews. I use daily and monthly disposable lenses with fantastic results and I am very pleased with how easy to use they are and the fact that I can wear them every day for a whole month for just £30.00 which is reasonable enough for me.
Summary: A fantastic thing for me!