3 winter activities to enjoy with your ACUVUE® contact lenses

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 by Vision Direct

Cosy Christmas socks in front of fire

We all know that Christmas will be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the holiday spirit! The weather outside might be frightful, but 'bah humbug' no more - there are so many delightful activities to get jolly from the comfort of your home, all best enjoyed with your ACUVUE® contact lenses, so you can enjoy the freedom they offer you without missing a second.

We're here to bring you all the cheer, complete with 3 wholesome activities, plus trusted tips for contact lens wearers to delight even the gloomiest of grinches.

Mince pies on table

Muster up mince pies

Step aside banana bread, it's time to fashion a more festive alternative, with a nutritious twist. You probably wouldn't have 'mince pies' and 'healthy' in the same sentence before, but think again! Our easy-peasy recipe for a nutritious mincemeat filling is delicious and can be made way in advance, whether it's in preparation for a mince pie-off, or just paired with a strong cheddar.

Armed with an apron, and perhaps spurred on by the moving melodies of Michael Bublé's Christmas album, you can get down to business. Forget the faff of foggy glasses and be sure to put in your contact lenses before things get steamy. Situations, when you want to switch from your glasses like this, make daily disposable lenses particularly handy. Our in-house opticians recommend ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology - daily contact lenses that are highly breathable, super-comfy, and will keep your eyes happy and hydrated (in the kitchen and beyond!). Just remember that you'll need to speak to your optician if you're looking to upgrade your lenses.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tsp of orange juice
  • 6 tsp of raisins
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup


Peel and dice the apples and orange, and then peel and grate the carrot. Add these diced cubes to a saucepan, with a dash of orange juice, the raisins and maple syrup. Allow your pan to heat gently for 25 minutes before spooning the mincemeat into your pies.

Couple walking a doc in the snow

Wind down with a walk

There's no doubt that this season of chills calls for plenty of duvet days, but a regular ramble away from your radiator will work wonders for your wellbeing. To battle those outdoor elements with enthusiasm, start by investing in a few key items to keep you snug, like a waterproof jacket, and of course, good gloves and a beanie. Plus, wearing contact lenses with UV protection* when you're out and about will definitely enhance your experience while protecting your peepers from harmful rays (even in the winter). No matter the weather conditions, ACUVUE® contact lenses offer amazingly clear and fog-free peripheral vision.

Again, dailies like ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology and ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM with their UV blocking, are a great choice here because if they get dirty during your adventures, you can just put on a fresh, new set when you get home - no problemo!

Finally, to shake off the shivers during your stroll, why not add a thermal flask to your list? Fill it with hot chocolate (and all the marshmallows) or even some spiced mulled wine - we won't tell, promise!

Craft a Christmas tree decoration

Sometimes the snuggle is too real, so stay cosy at home, and let the crafting commence! There's no need to hunt down a suitably-spirited craft this season either, as we've found one for you, with downloadable instructions and all. But, before you get cracking, opt for ACUVUE® contact lenses to make your crafting a breeze. When you're in the middle of a serious stitching session - you don't have to deal with your glasses slipping, or getting in the way.

Small felt Christmas tree with decorations

Keen creatives looking for a toric lens will definitely revel in the benefits of ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM. Designed to swiftly correct astigmatism, these ultra-breathable lenses are hygienic and will keep your eyes comfortable from breakfast to bedtime. Each lens has been designed with HydraLuxe™ Technology, a unique tear-inspired design that provides exceptional comfort all day long, and sharper, brighter, clear vision.**

Here's what you'll need:

  • 3 A4 sheets of green felt
  • Colourful bobbles
  • Green thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Ruler

Once you've gathered your crafting goods, take a peek at our step-by-step image tutorial. Just download it here, and before you know it - you'll have whipped up a super-fun decoration that you can display on your tree, or gift to someone special.

*All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your eye care professional.

**JJV data on file 2016. HydraLuxe™ Technology Definition. JJV data on file 2018. ACUVUE® Master brand claim on clinical performance and overall material properties. JJV Data on File 2017. Visual Performance of ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day Contact Lenses with HydraLuxe™ Technology - Consumer Use Claims.

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