Contact lens and glasses tips for brides on their wedding day

Thursday, 15 June 2017 by Callan Smith-Sheerin

When you’ve got a wedding to organise, you don’t want to be worrying about contact lenses or glasses. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide for brides so you can focus on enjoying your special day.

Our top tips for brides

If you don’t normally wear lenses, make sure you’re prepared

Many brides who normally wear glasses will choose to wear contact lenses on their wedding day. Daily lenses are perfect for for this and are a convenient option that you can simply pop in and throw away when you’re finished with them.

Before you pick contact lenses you should visit the optician for an eye test. Prescriptions can be different for glasses and contacts, so it’s important to get some guidance before buying.

Remember, just because you get an eye test from an optician, you’re not obliged to buy your lenses from them. Instead, order your recommended contacts from us for a better price and fast delivery.

If you haven’t put in contact lenses before, it’s a good idea to practice a few times ahead of the wedding. Check out our video below for a guide on how to apply your lenses safely, quickly and hygienically.

If you decide to wear your glasses, there’s a few things to remember

Some people just wouldn’t look like themselves without their specs. So, if your glasses are part of your signature look and you plan to wear them at your wedding, there’s a couple of things to consider.

You should try to choose which glasses to wear before you pick a dress. That way, you can bring them when you’re trying on and make sure that both parts work together nicely.

As a glasses wearer, you’re probably all too aware of the reflective glare that appears in some photos. That’s why it’s important to figure out if this could be a problem with your wedding snaps, as no one wants to spend money on a photographer and end up unhappy with the final pics!

It could be worth bringing a pair of contact lenses just in case any glare detracts from your photos. This is unlikely but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, particularly on your wedding day.

Take care when applying make-up


Whether you’re doing your make-up yourself, asking a friend to do it or hiring a professional, you should make sure that you’re careful with contact lenses when applying it.

The most important thing to remember is to put on your lenses before you start. This removes the possibility of anything getting trapped behind the lens and causing you discomfort.

Also, make sure that you or whoever does your make-up doesn’t use oil-based mascara as it doesn’t work well with contact lenses and could cause blurry vision or uncomfortable eyes.

For more tips on contact lenses and make-up check out our blog on the topic.

Get ready for a long day

As weddings can be such long days, make sure you have all the essentials you need for comfortable and clear vision for the whole day. The most important thing to remember is not to exceed the manufacturer’s recommended wear time and to bring supplies if you think that you might.

Over-wearing your lenses could lead to discomfort and other problems, so make sure you take them out before you go over this time.

For lenses that can be changed without much fuss, dailies keep things nice and simple. Should you wear them for a while, you can switch to a fresh pair when you’re done with your first set and carry on enjoying yourself.

If you’re wearing monthlies, make sure that someone is holding on to a case and solution for you to store them in. It’s also worth bringing a spare pair of glasses or daily lenses if the party goes on into the early hours!


Remember to bring a bottle of eye drops with you to make sure that your eyes feel as comfortable as possible throughout the day.

Add a little extra to your eyes

Some brides like to use colour contact lenses to enhance their natural eye colour. Lenses such as Freshlook Colorblends are perfect for adding a complementary tint to your eyes and when paired well with your natural eye colour can give you a truly striking look.

If you’re looking for something a little extra for your wedding day, then you could use contacts to achieve a stunning look. Acuvue Define Sparkle blend highlights with your natural eye colour for a sparkling effect, while Acuvue Define Shimmer use a dark ring around the iris to create extra depth and definition. Both lenses add a touch of glamour without changing your natural shade.

These lenses are available with or without corrective powers so those who don’t need glasses or contacts can still give them a go. We recommend trying them on before the big day, just to make sure they look and feel right for you.

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