Monday, 29 October 2018

Tips for wearing and buying contact lenses - Lenstore

I couldn’t tell you a time when I haven’t struggled with my eyesight. My parents both where glasses and have very strong prescriptions, so it was only inevitable I would have to too. However, I have a habit of ‘forgetting’ to wear my glasses. Even though the style of frames have become much more fashionable over the last 10 years I still don’t like the feeling of having glasses on all day, plus I feel like they ruin my makeup and give me headaches over long periods of time.

This leaves me in a conundrum, I need something to improve my eyesight but I don’t want to wear glasses. What do I do? I am not brave enough to go through the invasive process of laser eye surgery yet, so that’s where contact lenses come in. I have only recently been trialling different brands and lens styles so I thought I’d put this post together to enlighten you with some of the tips I have picked up along the way about both choosing the right brand of contact lens plus advice on how to wear them.
1. Relax. Lots of people, including myself at first worry that they’ll scratch their eyes while putting their lenses in or, worse, that the contact lens will get stuck behind their eye. My tip is just to relax. there is no need to be afraid to touch your eye as long as your hands are clean. Plus, the inside of your eyelids are connected to the back of your eye, so your lenses can’t possibly slip into an hole.

2. Keep lenses clean and don’t take shortcuts with lens cleaning.  Your doctor will give you instructions that are specific to the lens care regime that is chosen for you which includes bathing the lenses in multipurpose solution. If this cleaning routine sounds like too much of a faff, which it did for me, then opt for a daily disposable, such as Acuvue Oasys or Focus Dailes. These lenses can be thrown out every night and exchanged for a fresh new pair each morning, eliminating cleaning and storage concerns. I much prefer this as I never remember to clean them!

3. Hydrate. Whether or not you wear contact lenses, it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. In addition to this you may want to increase your fluid intake with rewetting drops for your eyes. For example, people who spend a lot of time on the computer or are exposed to dry air, heating or air conditioning could benefit from eye drops. Just remember to get an eye drop brand that is compatible with your contact lenses.

4. Research, research, research! I can’t tell you how important it is to look into the best brand to suit you. Look at reviews and customer testimonials. You can also sample lenses, you can’t just go off other people’s views as your eyes could react to the lenses completely differently to you. Make sure to also stick to the prescribed wearing schedule, the worst thing is wearing them too long!

If you stick to these tips you can’t go wrong. It may take about a week until you adapt to your new life with contact lenses and feel truly confident. I’m so so glad I tried them, I wouldn’t ever go back to just wearing glasses.
Have you tried contact lenses? Lenstore has so many styles and formulas to choose from, have a browse, you can use code CIANDRA10 to get 10% off site wide.

Love Ciandra x

(My outfit is from Shein, you can purchase here for £23.99 and get 15% off with the code Ciandra15)

*This post is in collaboration with Lenstore, however all opinions are my own.*

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