Getting married soon?  Playing in the finals soon?  Taken up a water sport?

Are you thinking about swapping your glasses for contact lenses?

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Relying on one pair of glasses for all of your life’s activities can be a compromise for your vision, eye comfort and eye health.

Contact lenses and a different pair of glasses can be the solution for different occasions!

Specific lifestyle vision options for the best vision possible.

 

Sports Glasses.

Specific eyewear can enhance performance and protect your eyes against harmful UV rays and injury. Sports-specific lenses highlight colours, alter light levels, enhance clarity and reduce glare.

Driving Glasses.

Road safety starts with good vision. We recommend progressive lenses for smooth vision changes from looking at road signs in the distance to the closer information on the dashboard. Polarised glasses and coatings can minimise glare and light distortion from oncoming headlights, particularly when driving at night.

Social/Occasion Glasses.

You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes with every outfit, so why would you wear the same pair of glasses? Consider a more conservative style for work, a bolder design for casual wear and something more elegant for formal occasions.

Contact Lenses.

Most of the time, wearing glasses is no problem, and they do look fantastic. But there are times when glasses can get in the way – like when you want to go swimming, snorkelling, participate in the grand final, or simply want to throw on a pair of sunnies without a prescription!

Contact lenses can make it easier when playing active sports, and you don’t have the inconvenience of slipping glasses when you got hot and sweaty. They also improve peripheral vision – valuable when you are out on the field.

Make up is easier to apply with contact lenses and they don’t collect rain drops or fog up in humid conditions or get caught on your wedding veil.

The good news is that today, almost everyone who wears glasses can enjoy the freedom and convenience of contact lenses. The latest advances in materials and design mean greater health and comfort for your eyes than ever before.

Getting married and want to swap to contact lenses?

 

It’s really important that you aim to get fitted at least 7 weeks before your big day!

Most people adjust to contact lenses quite quickly, but it’s your wedding day, you want to be as comfortable as possible, so a little preparation will reduce the chance of anything not going to plan.

It also gives you plenty of time to go back to your optometrist and try another brand if you need a different option.

It’s a really good idea to wear your lenses as much as possible during those seven weeks – at least 3 or 4 days a week, every week. 

This gives you time to get used to taking care of, and wearing the lenses before the wedding week chaos.

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Considering swapping to lenses while playing sport?

 

Contacts can be a better option for those who play sport.

Wearing regular glasses and playing sports can be tricky – you should have plastic and impact resistant lenses as well as a durable frame.

Contact lenses are an excellent option for as lot of sports players.  They allow you to see well, especially peripherally – in other words, you will be able to see clearly to the side while keeping your main focus on what is happening in front of you.

And keeping glasses in place on a sweaty face can sometimes be a little tricky.

Are contact lenses comfortable?

Contact lenses are so comfortable you may not even know that they are on your eyes. You can blink, close your eyes, look around, and even stare at yourself in the mirror – you’ll likely forget you even have them in.

How can you not feel that you have lenses in?

The design of contact lenses is focused on being easy to wear.

They’re created to be breathable and so lightweight that you forget that you even have them in. They are manufactured to sit at just the right spot on your cornea and to work with your eyes to allow air and moisture to filter through.

If it’s been a while since you tried on contact lenses, you may want to give it another go. The technology has changed significantly, and rapidly, and you may now find lenses that are really comfortable for you.

If you’re tempted to try contact lenses ask your optometrist for their help and advice.
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