Does your latest eye examination reveal that you need glasses? Does the thought of wearing nerdy spectacles for the rest of your life sound unappealing? Fortunately, you do have an alternative – in the form of contact lenses. In fact, latest market research has shown that usage of contact lenses is increasing in the UK, with a 5% jump in 2014. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose contact lenses.
Contact lenses fit the curvature of your eye, thus providing a wider field of view. There are less obstructions and distortions in your vision, so you can see better – in a natural, all-round manner. You can get contact lenses customised to your particular condition, whether it’s short or long sightedness, astigmatism or problems with focus. They are also suitable for most age groups. Moreover, contact lenses are not typically affected by weather conditions; e.g. they will not fog up in cold weather!
Ease of Use
Once you learn the proper technique and practise a bit, wearing contact lenses is a breeze. Technological advances have ensured that today’s contact lenses offer maximum comfort, are safe to use and virtually trouble-free. Just remember to remove them before bedtime, clean them and store them correctly.
Contact lenses are a great way to update your look. You can experiment with different coloured lenses to match your outfit for the day! Even if you’re wearing contact lenses purely for fashion, it’s important to use and store them correctly. If you wear make-up, remember to insert your lenses before starting with your make-up. This will prevent make-up particles from getting under the lenses.
Contact lenses do not get in the way of sports or exercising, especially if your chosen sport requires protective headgear (e.g. cricket or cycling) or goggles (e.g. swimming or skiing). Contact lenses also enhance your performance at sports, as you get a wider field of view as well as better peripheral vision. The risk of eye injury is also reduced, as contact lenses will not break and shatter.
Depending upon your requirement and lifestyle, you can choose from disposable and extended wear lenses. Even amongst disposable, you can opt for daily disposables, bi-weekly (replaced every two weeks) or monthly disposables. If you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism, opt for toric lenses. Multi-focal lenses are also available.
If you’re planning to buy contact lenses, drop in at your local Leightons Opticians store. We have a wide range of brands to choose from. Our friendly opticians will put you at ease and explain all the product features. Get a free trial of the contact lenses and see how comfortable they are to use. We will also advise you on the best way to use your lenses and care for them. Also take advantage of our comprehensive VisionCare Plan, which is a value-added service we offer when you buy contact lenses. This includes free professional eye care, contact lens checks and home delivery of lenses. So visit your nearest Leightons Opticians branch or call us on 0800 40 20 20.