Summer is coming! You may be starting to plan your vacations and other getaways. If you plan to spend some time at the beach or if you are expected to attend weddings during the hot season, you might want to trade your glasses for contact lenses for these special occasions. If you are already used to wear contact lenses on a daily basis, that’s perfect! If this is not the case, don’t worry: your optometrist is there to answer all your questions and to support you in the process.
What type of contact lenses should you chose?
If this is the kind of event where you want to look your best, or whether you are planning on going to the water park for a day, you will probably prefer not to use your prescription sunglasses. For these special occasions that last a day or less, we recommend that you wear daily use contact lenses.
Daily disposable lenses are perfect for this type of situation. In addition, they are practical because they do not require products to maintain them. Just wear them and dispose of them after use. It can also be useful if you want to travel light or if you plan to go camping for several days.
If you are planning to take part in one-day events that extend into the night, like a festival for example, contact lenses are still a great option. If you want to wear your contact lenses for longer hours, you may want to choose some that are designed for extended wear. Your eyes will feel comfortable throughout this memorable day. Ask your optometrist to tell you more about extended wear contact lenses. You can even wear them for up to 7 days in a row!
Where do I start to get contact lenses adapted to my needs?
A good first step is to make an appointment with your optometrist. This specialist will be able to give you all the best recommendations based on your prescription, your medical history and the activities you want to practice while wearing your contact lenses. You can even get your contact lenses directly in store after meeting with the optometrist. Obtaining contact lenses from an unauthorized seller or borrowing lenses from a friend can cause serious eye complications. It is therefore a process to take seriously to ensure that your vision is optimal on the occasion of this special day or during these well deserved holidays!