It's safe to say that life has been a little different for us all recently. From wearing a face mask when out at the shops, to socialising with loved ones on FaceTime: there's been a lot to adjust to over the past few months.
With more free time on our hands, we branched out into new hobbies and activities, making the most of the things we are able to enjoy safely. One can tell what we've all been up to purely by going through the most recent shortages (flour, garden furniture, camping kits) as well as emerging social media trends (craft tutorials). Undeniably, these new interests have worked wonders for our mental and physical wellbeing and are still helping us stay active and positive.
The much-needed escapism these activities still provide us with can be maximised by wearing your contact lenses. Whether you use them to make exercising a whole lot easier, or wear them during a winter walk to avoid foggy glasses: contact lenses offer freedom of movement, comfort, seamless vision and just help you start your day right. Life is better when you have clear, comfortable vision - so wearing your contacts can help you immerse yourself in those 'new normal' activities without worrying about any interruptions.
Discover ACUVUE® contact lenses
Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, ACUVUE® is the top-selling brand family of contact lenses worldwide1, and the most trusted brand by Eye Care Professionals in the UK2. Their extensive range of high-quality lenses was developed over 30 years of constant eye-inspired innovation, with a focus on improving the lives of wearers of all vision correction needs. ACUVUE® have a contact lens for almost everyone: from bestselling 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Daily Disposable Contact Lenses and ACUVUE® OASYS 2-WEEK with HYDRACLEAR®, to ACUVUE® OASYS 1-DAY Contact Lenses with HydraLuxe™ Technology, which are loved by Vision Direct customers for their exceptional comfort and convenience. A wide range of ACUVUE® products are available to suit most contact lens prescriptions, including lenses for astigmatism, such as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM and bestselling lenses for presbyopia 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL.
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Crafting in your ACUVUE® contact lenses
Calling all crafty and contact lens wearing enthusiasts! Get your creativity on in time for the festive season, with the help of your trusted ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology. These daily disposable lenses are super-comfy, hygienic, breathable and help protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the eye3. Opting for contact lenses when crafting means that you can forget the faff of having to deal with your glasses fogging up while you're focusing, slipping off in the middle of a sewing session, or getting dirty, with splashes of glue, glitter, or paint. And, if you're in search of a perfect toric lens to pair with your latest project, ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM is ideal for focusing on all those finicky bits.
Struggling to find a suitably cheery craft this year? Download our step-by-step image tutorial for a felt decoration, gather the goods needed (including some colourful bobbles and green thread), pop on a merry tune, and get cracking.
Camping with your contact lenses
If you're looking to take a break this summer, but feel uneasy about checking yourself into a hotel or hopping on a plane, then a camping holiday is the cure to your cabin fever. Not sure about venturing out just yet? Or perhaps you did try, but didn't manage to nab a spot before camping sites got booked up. Fear not, you can just pitch a tent in your garden, throw in a lantern or two and you're good to go.
For the more enthusiastic, leaving the comforts (and the running water) of home behind can make your contact lens routine a bit fiddly. The good news is that daily disposable lenses like 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM are designed to be incredibly comfortable, breathable and can retain moisture all day, allowing for all sorts of adventuring with ease. Designed to be incredibly comfortable, breathable and to retain moisture all day, these summer-essential lenses allow for all sorts of adventuring with ease.
Whether you're meandering on a hiking trail or lazing on a hammock, your eyes will stay protected, as these lenses provide high UV protection - just remember to take them off before having a paddle or dozing off. Any keen, but less experienced campers can use our simplified steps to pitching a tent here to ensure their trip gets off to a good start.
Maximise your time gardening with your lenses
From big gardens to small herb patches: gardening can work wonders on your wellbeing, especially during these uncertain times. Gardens can be places where our efforts can result in a real sense of achievement. Those of us living with presbyopia know all too well that switching different pairs of glasses can be inconvenient at the best of times, let alone when your hands are covered in soil.
Wearing your contact lenses while looking after your plants can give you the freedom you need to enjoy the sun in your shades. Those of us living with presbyopia know all too well that switching different pairs of glasses can be inconvenient at the best of times, let alone when your hands are covered in soil. Remember your 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL contact lenses, which are uniquely designed to help you experience clear vision – near, far and in-between – so you can continue wearing contact lenses to do the things you love.
And because they’re part of the 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST FAMILY, you’ll get the comfort and convenience you expect, and one of the highest levels of UV protection available in a daily disposable contact lens. Johnson & Johnson’s unique Lacreon™ Technology also provides a long-lasting cushion of moisture to keep your eyes hydrated and irritation-free, making these lenses a great choice for those who suffer from dry, sensitive eyes.
We’ve put together a handy list of tips on keeping your garden thriving this summer, discover them here. Why not print them off and keep them by your gardening essentials?
Don’t forget your contacts when baking
Before you channel your inner Mary Berry, it’s important to make sure you stay comfortable and have clear vision while baking. Sometimes, you might be doing everything right and yet your baking experience is ruined by tiny things. Wearing your contacts will give you seamless peripheral vision, giving you the freedom of movement you need to maximise your baking.
Plus, you won’t have to worry about your glasses fogging up when you open the oven to check in on your cake. Remember, your ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day contact lenses can help you do just this. Their unique HydraLuxe™ Technology is tear inspired and helps to keep your eyes comfortable. Plus, you can just throw them away at the end of the day, and start the next one with a fresh new pair.
The amazing surge in new bakers has resulted in a flour shortage across the country - but that shouldn’t stop you from rocking your chef’s hat. Check out our delicious flour-free, 4-ingredient chocolate cake recipe here, ready to print off and keep by your baking essentials.
1 Euromonitor International; Eyewear 2021 edition; value sales at RSP, all retail channels, 2019 data; "ACUVUE® family of brands" represents aggregated sales of following brands at GBN level: 1-Day ACUVUE®, ACUVUE® OASYS, ACUVUE® Advance, ACUVUE®, and ACUVUE®2.
2 JJV Data on File 2019. Data Substantiation for ACUVUE® Master Brand Claims Globally. Survey among 1,150 Eye Care Professionals from the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China, France, and Germany conducted 12/2018 to 1/2019.
3 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.