6 reasons why you should choose contacts over glasses this summer

Thursday, 11 July 2019 by Vision Direct

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If you've seen our recent ads persuading you to go naked this summer, fear not. Our marketing department isn't a group of sleazy executives hoping someone will take it literally, it's just a reminder that summer is the ultimate time to strip off that clunky eyewear and opt for something a little more liberating.

Sure, there's a time and place for glasses, the thing is, it isn't summer. Summer is a time when anything can happen. As soon as the sun is shining and the temperature creeps into the twenties, all bets are off. Plans to have a quiet night in switch to meeting friends in a pub garden. A trip to the gym becomes a cross country run. Your stuffy old dinner party becomes a chilled out barbeque in the park.

While your glasses help you to see, they aren't designed to be flexible. Contact lenses enhance all of these situations, allowing you to enjoy crystal clear vision in total comfort, with no worries about practicality. That's why this summer it's time to lose those inhibitions, go naked and choose contact lenses over glasses. Here's 6 great reasons to go naked this summer:

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1) Save on sunglasses

When the sun finally does make its summer debut, you want to be well-equipped with your favourite sunnies. Everyone looks better in sunglasses, hence their suspiciously large presence on dating app profile pictures. While, of course, the first function of any decent shades is to provide your eyes with some much-needed UV protection, we all want to be wearing a pair that suits our personal style (and bank balance) too.

If you choose to go down the prescription sunglasses route then you're only limiting yourself. You get a smaller selection, a longer wait for them to be assembled and a higher price at the end of it all... where's the sense in that? Whether you like to get the best bang for your buck, or just love an impulse purchase, prescription sunglasses are hardly going to satisfy your needs.

By wearing contact lenses, the (sunglasses) world becomes your oyster. Choose whichever style you want, pay a lower price and don't wait for weeks squinting your way through every catch-up lunch or countryside ramble. It makes so much more sense.

2) Give your eyes the protection they deserve

While sun cream is only necessary for bright sunny days, even an overcast day can pose a threat to your eye health. Sunglasses are the best shield against harmful UV rays, but you can never be too careful.

A number of brands of contact lenses provide extra UV blocking, including 1-Day Acuvue Moist, everclear UV and Acuvue Oasys. Pair one of these lenses up with sunglasses for optimal eye health and vision protection.

3) Don't let glasses get in the way

Let's face it, we're usually in a better mood in the summer than in the colder months. That's why we're more open to spur of the moment decisions too, like a spontaneous game of frisbee after work or a day trip somewhere new at the weekend. But glasses, well, they aren't as open to all these opportunities. They'll break in transit, get in the way of summer romance, or get left behind at the beach after a long day of sun, sea, sand and prescription sunnies.

Make sure you make the most of summer and don't let your glasses get in the way of any magical moments. Contact lenses won't get lost, they won't slide down your nose at the worst possible time and they'll give you one less thing to worry about, so you can focus on enjoying yourself.

Woman swimming in ocean with goggles

4) Making a splash

We'll be straight with you. When you're visually impaired, swimming on your holiday can be a bit of a hassle. No one wants to be fishing around at the bottom of the sea for their glasses, and, if you're wearing contact lenses, you need to be very careful not to get any water in your eyes.

With that said, a shallow, splash-free paddle shouldn't do you much harm. If you're a bit more of a serious swimmer then a pair of tight fitting goggles can protect your lenses and can save you some serious money when compared to prescription goggles.

5) Get sporty this summer

One of the best things about summer is that it's actually fun to do sport. No biting cold, no rain (fingers crossed) and all there's the added benefit of sunshine. With all these incentives you might find yourself getting involved in more sports than usual, whether you find yourself going for a run, doing yoga in the park, or having a casual kickabout with friends.

When it comes to sports, glasses just tend to be a hassle. Fogging up, falling off and sliding around as you sweat, they're an annoyance to any athlete, casual or pro. If you're looking to raise your game or just want to focus on a quick workout with no distractions, contact lenses are the way to go. With no frames to hold you back, you're free to run, stretch, jump, lift or whatever you like, without the need to worry about breaking or losing your specs.

Glasses left on beach

6) Never leave anything behind

Glasses are just one more thing you might leave behind as the weather inevitably changes and you have to run away from the beach, towels between your legs. Not to mention the fact that it could be a possible holiday-wrecker should they get broken or lost while you're away.

Forget those worries. It would take a pretty unique set of circumstances for that to happen with contact lenses. It never hurts to carry a couple of spares though, particularly as the blister packs are small enough to fit into your pocket. If you're on holiday, don't forget to bring a few extras with you just in case.

So are you ready to go naked this summer? If you've never ordered with Vision Direct before, then now's the perfect time to start. Use code NAKED5 and you can get £5 off your first order*, meaning that you can save even more on your summer contact lenses when you try Vision Direct. You'll also enjoy next day delivery on all stocked brands, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week customer service should you require any assistance and fast, flexible ordering.

*Offer valid for first time customers only and is limited to one use per customer. Discount applied on orders of £25 and over, excluding delivery. UK customers only. Offer ends 30th September 2019.

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