*This post is in collaboration with Vision Direct
Glasses vs contact lenses
Since I’ve needed to wear glasses full time, I’ve never thought too much about the possibility of contact lenses. As they always have seemed expensive in high street stores, and there the idea of putting something in my eye terrifies me a little. I didn’t actually realise how many people actually wear contacts rather than glasses and it made me intrigued as you’d never know without being told. I’ve always enjoyed my glasses as I think they add something to my ‘look’ however, in recent months the negatives have started to outweigh the positives. With the summer being one of the best in years, wearing makeup is an issue as my makeup tends to melt all over my face, including on my glasses and they always seem to be dirty. I have gone from hardly cleaning them to all of the time. In the winter it isn’t any better as they either get steamed up or wet, which makes it almost impossible to see when you’re walking. I only had to start wearing glasses around 5 years ago, so for a while wearing glasses was a novelty, but now it seems more like a hindrance.
The price was one of the other things that were putting me off, but to find out that you can get daily contact lenses for as low as £7.99 for a months worth of them from Vision Direct. it seemed so much more worth it, especially when you’re paying out around at least £100 a year for glasses! But for someone like me who loves to change them up, I end up paying £200+ a year. In the last 12 months, I have purchased 6 pairs of glasses, which is madness really! With the constant sun this year, I’ve been tempted to purchase an additional pair of sunglasses but you are looking at around another £70-100, which is something that annoys me due to a similar pair being sold in Primark for £2. With contact lenses, I’d be able to wear any sunglasses which I fancy and go all out with my makeup as it won’t be hidden behind my glasses constantly!
I seem to change my glasses as much as my hair!
Would I wear contacts?
There are some sides of contact lenses that have me a little wary such as them getting stuck, but with so many people putting them in each day, it seems a bit stupid to stop a little phobia such as that stops me from trying them at least. I’ve always been curious to know if you are able to feel them once in your eyes but I’ve been advised they actually give you comfortable vision as if they aren’t even there. For those times when they dry out, you can use drops to allow your eyes to regain some moisture which I think is handy and you can carry around a bottle with you as it’s so small. With daily contacts, the idea of disposing of them after use seems so much more ideal for me.
I suppose there is now only one thing left to do, and that’s to try master the art of putting them in if anyone has any tips or tricks for this do let me know in the comments as I will be eternally grateful!