It can be hard to know when the right time is to get out of a routine. Like paying for a gym membership, even though you don't really have time to go (we don't judge). We tend to stick to things we're used to until they become too convenient for us to realise we can do better. Your contact lenses are no different.
'But the lenses my optician recommended 5 years ago still feel okay! I mean, they could be a bit more comfortable, but I don't have a lot of time to worry about that now.' Our opticians hear this all the time, and their response is always the same: there's literally no reason to settle!
The contact lens technology keeps moving forward to suit almost every need of the modern lens wearer, so perhaps your ideal product came out in those 5 years you've been in the habit of wearing your meh lenses. You know who's the best person to talk about contact lens innovation? Your optician! Which brings us to our next point: regular eye tests. Apart from the benefits of regular eye tests when it comes to diagnosis and prevention of common but often asymptomatic eye conditions, they pose the perfect setting for you to evaluate your contact lenses and talk to your optician about how you can make the most of them.
Changes to your lifestyle are also an important factor for switching. Your new job might require a lot of travelling, so why not switch your monthly lenses for fuss-free dailies? Or the air-conditioning in your new office dries out your eyes, so why not switch to a more hydration-retaining design? It's all about listening to your needs and finding a lens that best serves them - because the perfect contact lens really could change your life.
You know us, we love being there for you at an eye care dilemma. We've put together a quick quiz so you can decide if you could be getting more out of your contact lenses.
A - Found a keeper
If you got A or B: congrats, you're bossing good decisions. Check back with us in a year, or if anything changes in your lifestyle, and we'll help you find the ideal contact lens match.
B - What is comfort anyway?
If you're not sure how it feels to be comfortable in your lenses, then you might need to try something new. Comfort means a lot of things, but the basic takeaways are: your eyes feel moist after a long day of wearing your lenses and they never usually cause any redness or irritation. Much like with dating, our optician recommends that the best way to find the perfect lens for you is to try a few different ones on the market.
C - More of something
One thing's for sure: there's something missing from your contact lenses.
- Need more moisture? Try 1 Day Acuvue Moist, a lens designed to keep moisture in and irritation out.
- Want to streamline your contact lens routine? Switch to dailies: easy and fuss-free, they are perfect for those with busy schedules. Our optician recommends Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe technology as the perfect option.
- Are you trying to cut back the amount you spend on your contacts, without compromising on quality? Try our two-weekly contact lens favourite Acuvue Oasys.
- Looking for the perfect toric lens? Try Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear plus for Astigmatism.
- Want to go multifocal? Our customers love 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal for its seamless transition between prescriptions and amazingly comfortable feel.
D - It's upgrade time!
You've been wearing your lenses for a long, long time, so it's time to switch to a better contact lens. There are so many options out there, so see your optician for a free eye test and talk to them about what you're looking for in a contact lens.
Go for a bestselling lens
When in doubt, put comfort first: these are the contact lenses our customers love: