“ Lens Type: Monthly Disposable „
These are the first contact lenses I've ever had. I didn't wear glasses previously except for in lectures, but I noticed my eyesight was getting worse so I figured I needed a more permanent improvement, particularly since I started driving again. Initially I wanted the continuous 'all-day all-night' ones but the optician said I needed these first as it's a big step to go from not wearing contacts at all to wearing contacts all the time. I was reluctant because of the hassle but actually I'm pleasantly surprised. They're reasonably prices at £13 a month including solution, although I feel like you have to be quite careful with the solution to ensure it lasts a month. The contacts themselves are great. I can't tell I'm wearing them anymore (I could for the first week but I was probably just getting used to them) and they are very easy to put in and take out, which was my main concern. I've had no problems at all. You can wear them for 16 hours at a time which so far has been plenty as I'm not at uni at the moment so have been waking up late. For anyone debating contacts I would definitely recommend them, because I was reluctant but it is so nice being able to see properly all the time! I still think I might get the continuous wear ones if I can because it's all the positive aspects of wearing contacts without the hassle of putting them in/out/cleaning them but if the optician says I can't have them I'll be more than happy with these.
Around six years ago I started having headaches and noticed that reading road signs that should be quite legible were blurry until right at the last minute. I put off going to the opticians as it seemed to be just one of those expenses I just didn't need. I carried on squinting at things trying to improve my view until finally I gave in and went to the opticians. I went to Specsavers on my first ever optician visit and the reason being was at the time they were doing a great deal on two pairs of glasses; I think it was buy one and get your second half price or something equally good. At the time, I did not even consider contact lenses as I was still coming to terms with the possibility that I had to wear glasses in the first place. After a year or so of wearing glasses, the novelty soon wore off and I got so fed up of having them steam up on me, slip down my nose or, even worse when I lost them and had to spend £100 on a replacement! There are amazing things they can do with glasses; such as anti-reflection lenses, exceptionally thin lenses and very stylish and comfortable frames but contact lenses really won me over. I have lost a couple of pairs of glasses over the years, leaving them on the table in a restaurant and losing a pair mysteriously in the house! With contact lenses I found them much easier to manage. You do not need to take them off to wear sun glasses and in fact, you simply often forget you have them; something that glasses just cannot bring to you.
I have tried monthlies and dailies and being as scatty as I am, dailies are best for me. They don't take any looking after, I can have pairs in my hand bag, car or at work and they seems to stay moist a long time. If I get too tired wearing my dailies I just take them out and throw them away and put my glasses on. I do not need to care for them and there is a great sense of freedom with dailies. They also feel comfortable from the first moment I put them in, whereas with monthlies they need a few days to in bed. The cost of dailies are really expensive though so I swapped to a monthly set after talking it through with the Specsavers optician. They told me everything I needed to know about monthlies and dailies, letting me know the good points and bad points of each option. Monthlies are a bit of pain as you have to care for them on a night by soaking them in a barrel and if you lose one you are a bit stuffed really, you can either wait until you open next month's lens or open it early and spend the next month without one. You really cannot go for longer than a month with them as they do start to feel more brittle and drier the closer you get to the end of four weeks.
==The eye test==
On my first ever visit to Specsavers and for every time since I have experienced really good customer service. Specsavers do a comprehensive eye test and this lasts about a half an hour. They cover all bases before the examination they ask all relevant health questions such as family medical history, what problems you have with your vision? Are you on any medication and so on. The eye examination tests all aspects of your eye health. One of the first tests done is usually the retinoscopy. In a blacked out room, you'll be asked to stare at a target, such as a large letter 'E'. The optician will then shine a light into your eyes and will look at the way your eyes reflect light when different lenses are passed in front of them. This is one of the first ways the optician will get an indication of what prescription you will need. Most people will be familiar with the eye chart and you are asked to say what's on it. Adults are usually shown letters of the alphabet, while young children are often shown pictures. There are many other parts to the examination, such as the perimetery test. This measures your peripheral vision and can be used to detect the onset of open-angle glaucoma. The test consists of lights flashing in the periphery of your vision while you stare at a light in the centre of your field of view. Towards the end of the test, the optician will then fine-tune your prescription. There is a machine that will be put in front of your eyes and you will be asked which of each choice of two lenses looks the clearest. Based on your answers, the optometrist will be able to determine which exact prescription is best for you.
==Price and availability==
Depending on what package you go for you depends on what you will pay. I think I paid around £30.00 for six lenses which last for three months. By using a company such as Specsavers you can have the luxury of paying by direct debit so it spreads the cost over the year. You can pick up your contacts from the store or you will get them posted to you. You will also receive a notification when you are due for the next eye test.
The monthly contact lenses I use are made from a polymacon material and is 38.6% water which allows oxygen into the eye while you wear them. This should help your eyes feel fresher for longer but they do not contain as much water as dailies as they need to be a bit more robust to last for the full 30 days. When comparing these with daily lenses, they are much thicker at the edges in order to help stop them ripping and tearing as easy as daily lenses do. I have not had a lens rip until a day or so before the four weeks is up, it's like they are designed to only last this long. The lenses are thin and have a centre thickness of 0.035 mm so you can hardly feel the contacts in your eyes at all although for the first couple of days the lenses need to adjust to your eye and in bed; giving them a natural feel.
The contact lenses have a blue tinge when in the water to assist you in finding the lens while in the contact solution. Interestingly, after a few days of disinfection this blue dye fades making the contact lens really hard to get hold of in the solution! You would think that if they made the lenses blue to assist the handling, they would make them blue throughout the whole lifespan!
Specsavers do not leave you high and dry and explain fully how to insert and take out the contact lenses. After all you are putting something in your eye so it could be quite dangerous. I had to put my contact lenses in myself the first time I got them to prove I could do it. I liked this and thought it was really good service, I guess it shows that they care.
Wash your hands thoroughly. Use a clean towel to dry your hands. Try to avoid using tissue as the paper may leave pieces behind. Make sure there is no soap on your hands.
Remove a contact from its case. Remember to check whether it is for your right or left eye. (Unless the prescription is the same.)
Place the contact on your index finger of the hand you will be applying the contact with. You should probably use your dominant hand. Make sure that all the outside edges are face up and none are sticking to your finger. If the rim points out slightly instead of up, the lens is probably inside-out. Inspect lens for rips or tears.
Use the index finger of your opposite hand to pull up your upper eyelid. Use the middle finger of your dominant hand with the contact on it to pull your lower eyelid down.
Keep your eye open and try not to blink.
Move the contact towards your eye calmly and steadily. It may help to look upwards. Try not to blink or move jerkily. Place the contact on your eye and gently move it so it is centered over your iris. Make sure to let go of the bottom first! Letting go of the top first can sometimes lead to leaving tiny air bubbles against your eye which may sometimes hurt!
Blink slowly, as to not dislodge the contact.
Repeat with the other contact.
As you need to remove the lens and disinfect them, care should be taken when you remove each lens and place them in a case with enough solution in to cover the whole lens. It is easier to do one lens at a time to avoid them being mixed up.
==Contact lens solution==
The lenses I got from Specsavers feel comfortable after a day or so and remain comfortable for a long time. I often wear them for up to 16 hours a day and they still remain moist and cause no irritation. After three weeks though, they do start to feel less comfortable and I can tell that I am ready for a new pair. However I have hardly ever experienced a pair that does not last for the full month. I think that this is due to the extra thickness round the edge; they do not rip or tear easily. However, care is still needed with them. I use Specsavers contact lens solution and barrel to soak them in. The quality of contact lens solutions is just as important as that of contact lenses The reasons are three fold: Solutions clean your lenses so that they will be comfortable to wear and hopefully kill over 90 per cent of germs that can live on them. Contact lens solutions will also disinfect your lenses and lens case so that when they are out of your eyes, they are kept clean. Lastly, contact lens solutions act as a buffer to make putting your lenses in as easy and comfortable as possible. The solution from Specsavers is by far one of the best I have used. It is soft and gentle and cares for my lenses. When I put my lenses after leaving them in the solution, they feel soft and clean and go back in with ease. It is a pain putting them in and the putting make up on, but as this solution is so gentle, my eyes adjust much quicker and the process is much easier. I do not consider myself to be overly sensitive but my eyes do get irritated by certain products. With this one, I experience no irritation and my eyes feel fresh and without the usual blurry adjustments. It is really important, no matter what solution you use to use fresh solution every time you clean your lenses. Not emptying the solution out of your contact lens case after each use could cost you your sight. That's because solutions that are left over in the case after a disinfection cycle are essentially full of bacteria.
As for the service from Specsavers, they rate really highly on my list of opticians. I do like Boots opticians as I have a Boots advantage card, but at the minute there are some fantastic offers and prices for the eye test and for prices for glasses and lenses. I will always need a pair of back up glasses so when they do offers for lenses and glasses as a combined package I am really interested. I like monthlie lenses but I think I will swap back to dailies next time as I much prefer not having something to look after and I enjoy just throwing dailies away. The care you need can get a bit annoying especially when you are drunk and you come home from a night out. It is hard getting them out and then carefully putting them in the barrel, not mixing up the left and rights! I like the freedom I have from glasses to different contact lenses; with the support of Specsavers I can make the right choice for me!
I had been wearing mu ugly glasses for years and was too scared to wear them in public. I made an appointment with Specsavers and plucked up enough courage to go for the contact lenses.
The ones I have last 30 days, then you simply throw them away and put in a new pair. The total cost for me being able to see so clearly is £10 a month. I pay by direct debit, £30 every 3 months and every 3 months Specsavers send me via Royal mail, 3 pairs of contact lenses and enough solution to last the duration.
When I initially tried them in store I was apprehensive as I have sensitive eyes. But with these lenses they are just so easy to put in and take out. They come with a leaflet which shows you which way round the lenses should be when you put them in. Try to put them in the wrong way round and they hurt! I leave my lenses in for 12 hours a day but sometimes I have left them in a bit longer but after say 14 hours they start to become very dry and vision becomes impaired. Another thing to remember is that if you're wearing them in the car on a long trip and you have the air con on then be careful as they will dry out as I discovered all too well!
As for removing them, I have never had a problem. You just simply part your eyelids, bring the lens down with your finger, grip them and take them out, it's so so easy. And you can't hurt yourself.
The lenses then go into a small pot provided by specsavers which is included in your £30. You simply fill this up to a certain line with the solution provided and leave them for a minimum of 8 hours. Next morning you simply take them out the pot, clean them and pop them back in.
I would never go back to wearing glasses now, contact lenses, although a little bit of an expense, are well worth it for the quality of vision that they provide. I would recommend them to anyone. And to those that are scared about damaging your eye, you can't! I actually once went to bed overnight and forgot to take them out as I was drunk and next morning they actually didn't feel too bad! Though this is not to be recommended.
After deciding it would be cheaper for me to buy monthly lenses than everyday I faced a problem. In the course of three months, you only get three sets of lenses. I am quite a clumsy person and regularly faced the problem of forgetting to use the solution given with the lenses.
What you have to do is everynight, take out the lenses and place them in the caskets marked L and R, they need to be a specific way round in the casket so that when you put them back in your eye they are the right way round. This was the first problem I faced, the lenses would never sit properly in the case and mostly just fell out into the solution or the casket door would come open. My second problem was that I am quite a forgetful person and I once put the contacts in the case, with no solution. The next morning I awoke to find that the lenses were now tiny crisps - unusable. I then had to start using my second month lenses, half way through the first month. My third problem was that when I was at a friends and I had forgotten my casket and solution, there was nothing I could do but take them out and throw them away as they cannot be worn whilst sleeping. By this point I had one set of lenses left to get me through three months.
Overall the lenses are very comfortable and easy to use. They were just not practical for someone like me.
I have been wearing contact lenses for all of my adult life and started wearing them in high school so I've tried all sorts of lenses and solutions. I recently decided I needed a change from my usual opticians and lenses as I found the customer service to be lacking and also their supplied lenses had started to irritate my eyes. I initially went to Vision Express for my general eye test and when I enquired about contact lenses was told they'd be in excess of £300 a year. I then decided to go to Specsavers for a contact lens appointment as they have branches near me and I had heard that they charged a reasonable price for lenses. There are actually five branches within five miles of every direction of my home so they were very easy to find!
I had been wearing a brand called Coopervision Biomedics 55 for a number of years and although the vision and quality of lens were good I had started having trouble with the lenses and the way they fit in my eye. They actually started to give me eye pain as though I had grit in my eyes and I had to not wear any lenses for a month prior to getting new lenses. The Specsavers contact lens appoinment was free - this is a deal they do for new customers but I think it's only available for a certain period of time so check at the time of booking your appointment. When I discussed the choice of lenses with the optician she recommended these Specsavers own brand Easy Vision Classic Aspheric monthly disposable lenses. I have worn aspheric lenses for a few years now - in terms that my optician once used : they are basically lenses especially for people whose eyes are shaped more like a rugby ball than a football.
My Specsavers optician gave me a pair of lenses to wear for a trial two week period. I then had to return if everything was alright and the optician would look at my eyes again to see how they were reacting to the lenses. The lenses come in little boxes with three lenses in each pack. They are packed in little plastic cases in a buffered saline solution. They are marked as being H2O 55%.
These lenses come in a variety of different sizes and powers. My power is currently 6.50 in each eye which is a very strong prescription! My optician also changed the size of the lenses from the ones I'd previously worn, increasing the diameter and base curve. It's important that you keep your contact lens appointments every year or six months (whatever is recommended by your optician) as your eyes can change rapidly and the lenses you wear may become unsuitable, as my Biomedics 55 did.
I have found that my vision is great with these Easy Vision lenses and have signed up to recieve the packs from my local store. I am on their direct debit scheme which allows you to recieve the Easy Vision solutions as part of the pack. You also get aftercare appointments free. I had to collect my first three pairs of lenses in store and then after that I will be mailed the lenses. You can also just buy your lenses whenever you need them though - they have an online shop. I do have one nag about the direct debit scheme and that is you are supplied with a little tub contact case rather than a flat one and this encourages you to use a lot of solution. I also find the basket system difficult to use - and have trapped my lens in the side of the case clip a couple of times. I have now actually discarded the basket style pot and gone back to using flat lens cases but this means I have to buy my own case when they are usually free with the solutions - you can get flat style cases at chemist stores like Boots for a couple of pounds.
My experience of the lenses has been good so far. I do find them much floppier and softer than the Biomedic 55 lenses I used before which means I have to be more careful about moving them around on the tip of my finger. The lenses are tinted but just ever so slightly, so you can't see a blue rim around your pupil or anything but it helps you to see the lens in the contact lens case as you are putting them in, essential if you are severely short sighted like me!
The lenses seem very resiliant and are easy to clean. I have had lenses in the past that seem quite fragile when I'm rubbing them with cleaning solution but these seem like they are tough but soft.
They provide me with a very good level of vision and are comfortable in the eye. They don't slip around and I don't need to constantly blink in order to see clearly! I have had lenses in the past where my vision is blurry for the first couple of hours after iinserting but with these I can see straight away. I am able to wear the lenses for the whole day long without feeling any dryness or discomfort. I have not needed to use any extra eye drops for comfort. I also have a couple of family members who also wear these types of lenses as they are priced very reasonably at £10 a month for one set of lenses and a 250ml bottle of solution. I was paying over £12 previously without solutions so I'm very glad to have found a comfortable but affordable lens.
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I have noticed that I always run out of EasyVision 250ml bottle solution before the 3 months are up. This is annoying because it means I then need to visit the shop to buy solution and the convenience of receiving lens by post is negated. I have rung to complain to Specsavers Lensmail but they tell me that all their other customers have excess therefore implying I am wrong. I do use my lens daily and I clean daily but I don't use an excess of solution so I am confident that I am right! I wanted to post something in case other Specsavers Lensmail customers have suffered the same problem. Specsavers seem to offer the cheapest lens by post scheme but it's not such good value for money when you have to factor in the inconvenience of travelling to the shop and buying extra solution.
I've been wearing contact lenses for years, I think the first time I tried them I was eighteen and I'm still using them now sixteen years later. Obviously I've swapped and changed brands plenty of times over the years, and at the moment am using Specsavers soft monthly lenses.
I'm not very happy with them, I'll get that out in the open straight away. They are uncomfortable after I've been wearing them for a few hours and if I go into a smoky atmosphere then the smoke seems to wind its way behind my lenses and irritates my eyes like nobody's business!
These lenses cost £10 per month; for that I'll receive a package through the post at three monthly intervals containing three bottles of contact lens solution, three pairs of contact lenses and a small contact lens holder. My yearly contact lens check is also included in this price, although that has turned out to be less than impressive too so I doubt I shall be continuing with Specsavers for much longer.
It all started with a free trial, I was happily ordering my lenses from the internet (and saving oodles of cash that way) when suddenly Royal Mail decide to start acting like fools and losing my post. After no fewer than eight pairs of lenses went missing I decided the time had come to revisit a High Street optician and hopefully avoid the postal chaos.
Trial completed, I was given various options for ordering my lenses. Specsavers provide a Value, Standard and 'Luxury' range (not actually called Luxury, but I can't remember the actual name of the more pricey lenses!). I opted for the Standard range, filled in my details and signed the Direct Debit instructions. As a long term user of contact lenses I was not given the full list of dos and donts, but the optician did ask if I had any questions about their service. I wanted to ask if their service had improved since last time I had a hissy fit at Specsavers, but bit my tongue.
So, the lenses. Awful, an absolute nightmare. For the first few days they were fine, but after the first week or so I noticed they weren't sitting very comfortably in my eyes and seemed to be sliding around at inopportune moments. I went back to Specsavers, asked them to check my eyes and the fit of the lenses and was told they were fine, it must be the way I was inserting them. I politely explained that I'd been using contact lenses for a long time but this didn't wash, and I was then advised to wear them for shorter periods. Useless.
I've just been to the bank to cancel the Direct Debit and will be trying elsewhere now I'm due a new set of lenses. In the six months I've been using these monthly lenses from Specsavers I've had irritated dry eyes, blurred vision and even had a couple of lenses which have actually split while I've been wearing them. Specsavers don't seem interested, they simply want to put the blame on their poor quality lenses onto me and even after one split while I was replacing it in my eye after a check up (in their store) the optician commented that it must have been my long nails which caused it. Not their inferior product then?
There are far better contact lenses available and it was definitely stupidity on my part that led me to return to Specsavers, this review could have been written years ago as it was these precise problems which made me start buying my lenses from elsewhere in the past. It's not even 11am, I've been wearing my lenses for less than three hours today and already my eyes are tired and sore. I can feel the lens in my right eye sliding around each time I blink and I think I'm going to have to put my glasses on now because each time the lens slides it takes time for my eyes to focus again!
I've been wearing contact lenses for around seven years now, initially for reasons of vanity as I hated needing to wear glasses constantly once my eye sight deteriorated in my mid-twenties. I'd always been a bit uncomfortable about the idea of using contact lenses, though, as I felt squeamish about poking around my eye-ball, but I was tempted to give them a try thanks to Specsavers' free two week trial offer. Seven years later, I'm still using the same type of lenses which must say something about the quality and convenience of these lenses. I've also got used to fiddling around with my own eyes and it really isn't as uncomfortable as it seems!
I use Specsavers Easyvision aspheric monthly disposable contact lenses, obtained from - no surprises - Specsavers. These are lenses that are intended for daytime use only (as opposed to certain lenses that you can wear day and night.) Each set of lenses can be worn pretty much daily for up to a month and are then disposed of. Specsavers do recommend that you wear these particular lenses for a maximum of 12 hours per day and for up to six days a week, taking a day off to give your eyes a rest from the lenses.
In spite of my initial reservations, the lenses are relatively easy to insert although it did take a few weeks of practice, which is where the free trial was invaluable in giving me a real idea of whether the lenses would be suitable for me and my lifestyle. It is also straightforward to remove the lenses - it simply takes a firm swipe with a finger and the lens will just slide out. Once in position, the lenses are incredibly comfortable and I can't actually feel them at all. The only occasional issue I have whilst wearing these is because I have a tendency to rub my eyes. This can result in a lens becoming dislodged. Occasionally, they fall out altogether or get pushed out of position and end up travelling up inside my eye lid! This is understandably uncomfortable and needs some careful blinking and manouevring to coax the lens back down again!
Caring for my lenses is also straightforward. I remove each lens individually and place it in the palm of my hand. Each lens needs to be squirted with cleaning solution and rubbed gently on each side to remove any debris. Although the lenses seem very tiny and fragile, as they are very thin and rubbery, they are actually surprisingly resilient and I think I've only ever torn one lens whilst cleaning them, in all the years I've been wearing them which gives an indication of the strength and quality of the lenses.
Between uses, the lenses are contained in a little plastic cage inside a tiny plastic container. This needs to be filled with fresh solution to keep the lenses hydrated and clean between uses. The cage is easy to transport for holidays and nights away - you just need to remember to take the solution as well!
I must confess that there are days where I wear these for longer than 12 hours at a time (particularly if I go out in the evenings) and I also generally wear my lenses every day of the week, although I don't wear them for so many hours at a time at the weekend. Despite this, I've never suffered any ill effects from wearing these particular lenses. I don't experience dry, tired or sore eyes as some contact lens wearers do and I've never needed to use any additional products, aside from the Easyvision cleaning solution which is supplied with the lenses.
As well as the standard eye tests, I also attend a specific contact lens check every two years. This checks the health and condition of my eyes, as well as making sure that my contact lens prescription hasn't altered. I've recently attended my check up and was reassured to discover that my eyes are still in good health. My eye sight hasn't deteriorated at all since my last check, so my contact lens use doesn't appear to have any negative effects on my sight at all.
Like many Specsavers' customers, I receive my lenses via their Lensmail postal service. For a small monthly direct debit of £10, I receive a delivery through the post every three months which includes six lenses (so three months' supply) as well as a storage container and several bottles of solution. This system means that I've got everything I need to use my lenses delivered straight to my door without any hassle. This all-inclusive package is ideal for people like me who wear lenses every day. For a less frequent user, it might be more economical to buy the lenses on an ad hoc basis from Specsavers or consider using daily disposables instead.
I find the lenses good value for money, especially taking into consideration the good level of service I receive from my local branch as well as the convenience of getting everything sent straight to my door. It is possible to buy lenses online and this appears to be cheaper for the actual lenses, although I'm happy to pay a premium for the convenience.
For anybody wishing to buy these lenses online from a different supplier, apparently 'Coopervision Biomedics 55' are the non-branded equivalent. I've never been tempted to stray from Specsavers so can't offer any personal experience on whether these lenses are actually identical or not.
For anybody considering wearing contact lenses, I'd certainly recommend these particular lenses but would suggest accepting a free trial with your local optician to see which lens would be best for you and your lifestyle.
SpecSavers Monthly Contact Lenses
When I was about 14 I got my first pair of glasses from specsavers and I hated them, well the only thing that I liked about them was that they were red. But I only wore them when I needed to see the smart board at school as I didn't like them. And In january this year I needed a new pair of glasses but in specsavers I saw a poster advertising a free contact lens appointment, so I booked and appointment. And I have never looked back.
The first thing I was concerned about when getting these monthly contacts is that you are putting some thing in your eye and I thought that it was going to be really uncomfortable and quite expensive, But with mine it really isn't!
I have the specsaver monthly ones and they cost about £15 a month. It gets posted to my house every two/three months (I think) and I get three sets of the contacts, three bottles of solution to keep them in (Which is way too much, I have about 7 bottles which are unopened) and I also get a little tub to put them in for on the go.
They are really easy to put in when you get used to them. At first in the contact lens appointment it was quite difficult to put them in and take them out (While my eyes were watering) but after about a week of wearing them they were so easy to put in. Now I can put them in and take them out without a mirror (or tissues). They are also painless, well unless I put them in the wrong way around (Inside out) but the majority of the time I can't feel them at all!
Good points about monthly contacts - specsavers
*Can be posted to your door (and the package fits though my letterbox) or you can pick it up from your opticians
*Easy to clean before you put them in
*Easy to put in an take out when you have gotten used to them
*No need for annoying glasses
*Easy to store - come with a little L/R box to keep them in
*I had a free contact lens appointment to see if I was suitable for contacts (You also have 6 month contact check ups that you have to go to)
*You have to clean them really well as you are putting them into your eyes there may be a risk of an eye infection
*You get way too many bottles of solution
Thank you for reading my review
I've been wearing contact lenses for around a year now and am currently on Specsaver's monthly lenses plan. I pay £13 a month and reacieve a large, green rectangular box through the post every quarter. This box contains 3 bottles of lense solution (250ml each) and 6 lenses (2 for each month).
When you get your 'starter pack' (which comes with a small bottle of solution and 2 lenses) you must only use them for 2 hours the first day, 4 hours the second, 6 hours the third and so on until you get to 12. Specsavers advise you not to wear your lenses for more than 12 hours a day, which is irritating because it still means you need to wear glasses at times. Also, Specsavers explicitly remind you not to fall asleep with the lenses on, as apparently they stick to your eyes
The lenses come in sterile packaging which takes a bit of a struggle to get off. This is good however, as it means you needn't open them as soon as you get them through the door - they last indefinitely. The lenses themselves are soft and flexible, and can be worn longer than a month, however Specsavers advise you not to as protein from your eyes gather on the lenses.
The service Specsavers have provided is very good, from patiently helping me with putting my lenses in and taking them out, to providing free aftercare, making sure my eyes are ok and aren't being adversely affected by the lenses.
So I fully recommend getting your lenses from Specsavers, as they are cheap and you're getting some very helpful aftercare with the package. Remember though, you can't wear them 24/7 and I guess laser eye surgery is cheaper in the long run.
I am a long time wearer of contact lenses, as I have been badly short sighted since I was a child, and as soon as I could I got contacts as I hated wearing my glasses. Many of you will understand exactly how I feel!
I started wearing lenses when I was around 12/13, so have been wearing them around 10 years now and have tried many a different brand of lense. I am currently wearing Specsavers aspheric monthly lenses, which I take out each evening and place into solution, and then each month I switch to a fresh pair.
I have not had many problems with these lenses, maybe the occasional problem of dropping them, but thats just my own mistake lol.
I find that these lenses are comfortable as any I have ever worn, and only dry out after very long periods of wear, which you shouldn't be doing with contact lenses anyway! I have once or twice fallen asleep in them, and they have only been a little dry when I awoke, so nothing too major if you accidently fall asleep in them once in a while.
For those who are new to contacts, these are great as they allow an extra amount of oxygen into your eye to allow your eye to get used to wearing lenses, and keeps your eyes healthy and fresh, as overwear can cause problems like eye infections and excess vessels in the eye.
These are a great brand of lenses, and not a bad price either. Including lotion I pay £10 a month and have them delivered to my door once every three months through the specsavers lense mail scheme.
Personally, I recommend these to all, new lense wearers and lense veterans alike.
If, like me, you are short sighted and need glasses to see.. Contacts are probably on your wish list.
I tried these last year and i haven't looked back since. Specsaver's monthly contact lenses get delivered to your door in 3 month supply boxes, all for around £15 a month that goes directly out of your bank account.
A monthly supply includes just one pair of contact lenses, a contact lens holder that you store them in when you aren't wearing them, and enough solution to keep them clean throughout the month.
The only problem i had with these is that Specsavers recommends you shouldn't wear them for more than 6 hours a day and for more than a few days a week until your eyes get used to them, and being a teenager, i wore them all day, every day for about a week.. God. my eyes really hurt afterwards! So, don't be tempted to do it, i now need a stronger prescription as it messed my eyes up!
Overall, they're a great value for money option if you just want to wear them for going out, wearing your glasses whilst in the house stops any damage to your eyes.
If you like myself are short sighted or in some way do not have perfect vision and are wondering whether to get glasses, contact lenses or get laser eye surgery, the answer is simply - Get contact lenses, but why?
Glasses are safe but if you want to mention your looks, play sports and go on roller coasters than glasses are not ideal
Laser eye surgery, i admit, I do not know alot about, but its potentially life threating in terms of going blind and I have friends who have had experienced problems with laser eye surgery before
Contacts lenses are no risk to your health and are easy to use, cheap and can be used for sports, going out at night, swimming and you do not have to worry about going blind. However the only slight problem is getting over the fact that you may pock you eye when putting them on
So where to get the best contact lenses from??
There are other places that may be cheaper but if your like me who gets them for £10 a month, delivered every three months, with three sets of lenses, 3 bottles of solution and a case, as well as free yearly check ups and free spare pairs of lenses (if you lose them or misplace them), then you have a very good deal. I go to the specsavers in the arndale centre and the customer service is excellent, welcoming and does not drive you away to any alternative.
To conclude Specsavers is great as they provide get contact lenses for great prices which savers the customers money and convienance which is very handy in this current economic climate
Thank you for reading my review and if you are unsure as to use contact lenses, then I would recommend that you ask close friends and family for there advise.
I have been using these lenses via Specsavers 'lens mail' service for approx. ten years now and I have never had any problems with them. The cost is very reasonable, about £30 every quarter which comes out of my bank account.
For your £30 you get your contact lenses posted to your door - the package includes 3 sets of contact lenses, 3 bottles of soloution and a plastic 'drum shaped' lens holder.
As I dont wear my contacts every day I never run out of soloution, however, if you were a daily wearer I think that the amount of soloution might be a bit tight - I might try this for a month and let you know! The lenses themselves are pretty high quality and I have never had a problem with them tearing, nor have I had any problems with them in my eyes, despite the occassional pain when I am tired or have had a heavy night the night before - again, I think this is going to happen with any lens.
I have had friends who have had theyre lenses from different suppliers and are paying alot more money for basically the same service. The lensmail service offered by specsavers gives really good value for a good quality product, my lenses are always delivered on time and on the odd occassion where I have let a pair dry out, I simply phone my branch and they arrange another paid to be sent out by 1st class post (a few times they have even done this free of charge)
Great Service - I would advise anyone looking at replacing their contacts to look into this (no pun intended).
my sight has deteriorated slowly since birth! at least it feels that way. growing up i hated wearing my glasses. whilst i have nothing against wearing them now, and often find myself being talked into buying the lastest designer pair, i rarely leave the house in them. i LOVE my contact lenses. i had been begging my mum since the age of about 12 to let me wear them and she always said i was too young. the minute i was sixteen i went out and managed to secure some contact lenses. but i hated sticking my fingers in my eyes and even when i had them in i was bleary eyed and my vision just wasnt the same. i was really disappointed and tried vaious other brands that didnt work until someone eventually mentioned specsavers. they taught me how to use them properly and all the care. then i signed up for monthly lenses which were going to be sent straight to me door. at the time i think this was about 12 pound including the container for them at night and the solution. however i have recently realised they are no taking just 7 pound per month for these to be sent straight to me. they are excellent value for money and i have never had any problems with them. would definately recommend
Lens Type: Monthly Disposable