So you've been wearing lenses for a while and possibly getting a bit complacent.....here's a reminder from our optician of what not to do! To really look after your eye health, it is really important to read his advice and follow it to the letter.
Well it's a hello to summer sunshine at last. Now's the time to say goodbye to winter holidays on the slopes and pack away your skis and skiing mask. However, if you are anything like us you are already planning your summer holiday.
Look good in the pool, beach or spa. Hate ruining your make up when you go swimming? Want to look good wherever you are, water and worry-free? Then look no further, we have great news!
If you’re one of the people who see the words ‘prescription goggles’ and immediately think you’ve found the solution to all your problems, then you probably don’t need to read any further. We welcome you, of course.
But you might be scratching your head and wondering this is all about, even if you are a glasses wearer. If that’s the case, then this article is for you.
Easing reluctantly into spectacle life
The vast majority of spectacle wearers find out they need them when they are still very young. At school teachers quickly spot a child having difficulty reading the blackboard (or, these days, the interactive internet-enabled whiteboard, I suppose).
But I did have a work colleague whose condition wasn’t detected until he was in his late twenties, and he had quite a lot of trouble adapting.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, of course we are going to say that the best thing to use in a swimming pool is a pair of prescription swimming goggles. But is this really necessary? Aren’t contact lenses just as good?
In recent months there have been several reports about serious eye infections attributed to wearing contact lenses while swimming (e.g. Daily Mail).
With the summer travel season approaching fast, check out the Polaroid range of eye drops and contact lens products on our sister site Butterflies Eyecare. The range has been designed specifically for use when “on the go”, swimming or travelling, and includes uniquely packaged eye drops and the Contactspod.
The idea was born on a long haul flight. The discomfort suffered from the constant wear of the contact lenses triggered an idea from the inventor for an all-in-one, single use storage unit that would offer safe, sterile storage while travelling. This is just as important for swimmers who are advised to remove their contact lenses before swimming, showering or spa visits.