Product Type: Johnson & Johnson in Contact Lenses
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Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Johnson & Johnson 1- Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism
Advantages: Very easy to put in and take out, no problems with cleaning as they're disposable
Disadvantages: Can irritate slightly - but soon goes away
Being short or long sighted, as anyone who wears glasses will tell you, is no laughing matter. Having worn glasses since the age of 8, I've been called every name under the sun relating to them as a kid and even some as a teenager (apparently 'speccy four eyes' never quite gets old!). Due to the numerous activities I partake in, including and not limited to horse riding, gymnastics, cheerleading and photography, contact lenses are occasionally a must for me.
Due to an accident as a child - I decided it was a good idea to stick a freshly sharpened, very pointy pencil straight into my right eye (actually, the incident that prompted my parents to get my eyes tested!) - I've always been a bit dodgy about putting things in or near my eyes. I thought that contact lenses would be forever out of reach for me. I tried once when I was about 15 and failed miserably as I got them in but couldn't get them out again for the life of me... A very scary experience, which I think you'll understand.
When my sister got a job in a Dolland And Aitchinson branch, she pushed me to try lenses again. The first brand of lenses I'd tried were very dry which led to them becoming difficult to get out - plus no-one had as of yet spotted that I have astigmatism in my left eye. These lenses are very moist and pliable, which makes them really easy to handle. They're also very easy to spot when they're the wrong way round, as unlike some other brands and types of lenses, they invert and are impossible to put in when they're not correct. The lenses have no writing on them at all unlike some others where you have to squint and try to line it up on your finger. These lenses just go straight in!
Due to some magical teaching by one of the optometrists in my sisters store, I was able to not only pop them in in minutes but also to get them out, and then back in again. I have worn these lenses for far longer than the recommended 10 hours at a cheerleading competition and they remained moist and easy to get out. Occasionally I experience a small amount of discomfort upon putting them in but with a little bit of blinking this goes away (my sister assures me this is likely to be dust on the lens). I would definitely recommend these to anyone who has astigmatic eyes and has a choice of lens. They are daily wear so if you chose, you could wear them every day of the week, even though it's not recommended as your eyes may get strained.
Currently my prescription costs me about £12 per batch, which I have set to three monthly installments. However this is a special discounted price as my sister gets about 40% discount for me. If you wish to purchase them yourself, they retail at around £20 depending on your specific prescription.
Summary: If you have the choice of these lenses, I would definitely pick them.
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