Everything you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep can play an important role in your health. Creating a daily routine allows you to easily implement healthy lifestyle habits that have a positive long-term impact on your energy and stress levels. No more letting the days pass you by in a blur!
It might seem like a big, daunting task but it's completely doable: all you have to do is start small and be flexible to move things around if you need to. Luckily, contact lens wearers have an edge when it comes to building a healthy daily routine, as your lenses are the easiest way to bookmark your day. Think about it: putting your lenses on every morning helps you to gear up for the day while removing them at night signals your time to switch off and relax. As you already know, that's just one of the amazing benefits contact lenses offer, along with freedom of movement to do the things you love with no interruptions, clear, comfortable vision whenever, wherever and many more. We've put together a few tips on structuring your day and developing healthy habits, so you can stay on track and jazz things up!
Start the day right with your lenses
Kick-start your day with a bang! We're talking about not hitting that snooze button, shaking off the blues with a stretch and heading straight to the shower, pronto. In fact, it's important to keep a daily routine even on your days off, as this trains your body to remember that it's time to get up and start the day.
Once you're feeling more refreshed, you can pop on a new pair of daily disposable contact lenses, and enjoy super-comfy and convenient vision from breakfast until bedtime. Our opticians recommend 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST.
These ultra-comfy and breathable daily lenses from Johnson & Johnson are suitable to correct long and short-sightedness and are designed to provide extra care for wearers with dry or sensitive eyes. Made with exclusive LACREON™ Technology, each lens provides a long-lasting cushion of moisture to keep the eyes hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.1 Plus, in-built UV protection blocks more than 80% of harmful UVA and 95% of UVB rays.2 These lenses are also available as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL.
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Outdoor time is everything
There's no better way to give your eyes a much-needed rest from the screen than with a regular break outside, especially now that it's getting warmer. Whether you set off for a stroll, accompanied by a podcast, soak up some rays while reading a book or out on a picnic with a friend, a dose of fresh air can give you more energy and improve your mental focus for the rest of the day.
Again, contact lenses like 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST are the answer, particularly if you're on the move and want uninterrupted sight without the faff of your glasses slipping off. Plus, these lenses feature an in-built UV filter to help protect your peepers from harmful sun rays when you're out and about.*
The trick with keeping active is to find a physical activity that you enjoy doing. Spice things up with a fun dance class, or take part in a new workout while you listen to your favourite playlist, or catch up on your latest series. Involving a friend might make it more enjoyable too, and a bit of accountability always helps!
If you're working from home, 30 minutes of movement after sitting at your desk all day is an excellent way to let off some steam, as well as boost your mood and quality of sleep. This means that you'll feel well-rested and ready to get back at it all again, tomorrow. Don't forget to pair your preferred activity with your lenses, and if you're a toric lens wearer, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM can help you make the most of active time with excellent comfort and clear, stable vision throughout the day.3
Plan things in
Devising a plan you can follow is a useful and effective way of helping you stay on track and prioritise the important things you'd like to achieve. The simple act of list-making can help give you structure and motivate you to achieve as much as you can during the day. Setting aside some time at the end of the day, or in the morning to create and tick off your list is not just good for your productivity, but also your mental health.
Lists don’t just have to be work or chore-related either. Why not scroll down your goals for the year and things you want to achieve? Opting for contact lenses means that you’ll never need to hunt for your glasses when it comes to list-writing or reading again! Wearers with presbyopia, in particular, will understand this annoyance and really benefit from 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL, which are designed to ensure a seamless transition, allowing you to see near, far and in between.
Relax with an evening ritual
What you do before bedtime can have an impact on your sleep, and how you feel in the morning, so having a relaxing evening ritual is a no-brainer. A busy day can leave you feeling frazzled, and taking simple steps to wind down will make a huge difference.
Like we’ve said, writing a to-list is one way to clear your mind. Some other pre-slumber suggestions include taking a few minutes to stretch your body, using a meditation app to move into a peaceful space, and turning off your phone to delve into a good book. Plus, establishing a fixed sleeping time every night helps your body to get into a healthy rhythm, making it easier to nod off. Remember to always take off your dailies like 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and dispose or recycle them, before washing your face and hitting the hay, so your eyes can enjoy a rest, too.
*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 2018. Dual Action Technology and "cushion of moisture" description for 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand Family of Contact Lenses
- JJV Data on File 2020. Material Properties: 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST, 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye and ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe Technology Brand Contact Lenses and Other Daily Disposable Contact Lens Brands.
- JJV Data on File 2020. ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM - Overall Fitting Success, Orientation Position, Rotational Stability, and Vision Performance.