3 Steps to Wearing Contact Lenses!

Sponsored Post¦ Have you thought about wearing contact lenses? Whether you just want a glasses free look, or you need to be glasses free for sport, there are lots of practical reasons for wearing them. Common concerns are that people don’t “like the idea of poking themselves in the eye” or worry that they might be uncomfortable. However, you never actually touch your eyes and for the majority of people they’re really comfortable. There are lots of options, too! Let’s take a look at Scriven’s easy 3 step system to get you started, starting with seeing what lenses feel like.

Step 1: Contact Lens Demo

Want to know what lenses feel like? They’re made of very soft, thin pieces of plastic. At Scrivens, they’ll pop a pair in your eyes so that you can see what you think.

I think a lot of people have a fear of the unknown when it comes to contact lenses. After all, it isn’t natural to have foreign bodies in your eye. We’re used to such things, like grit, feeling uncomfortable when it gets in our eyes. However, with the right pair of contact lenses, you shouldn’t even be able to feel them in!

Blue eye contact lens

Step 2: 10 day trial

Firstly, you’ll need an up to date prescription. As such, you may be required to have a sight test.

Once this has been done, the optician will discuss types of lenses with you to choose the right kind. They’ll do a few checks too, to have a look at your eye health and check how the lenses look on your eyes. This will be £25 and you can then take them away and try them at home for 10 days.

Sight test Scrivens optician contact lens check

Getting used to inserting lenses and taking them out can take a little while. However, it soon becomes second nature. There is always a barrier between your finger and your eye in the form of the lens. As such, you are never actually touching your eyeball.

Contact lens on finger
Please note: Short nails are advised when starting with contact lenses as it makes insertion and removal easier.

There are many types of lenses to choose from. The optometrist will discuss your lifestyle with you to find the best type of lenses for you. For example, if you want to wear lenses every day, you could have a monthly lens. You clean these after you’re finished wearing them each day and store them in a pot of solution. When a month is up, you start on a new pair. This is often a cheaper option if you are wearing contact lenses regularly. Meanwhile, if you only want to wear them occasionally, daily lenses may be your best bet. These lenses are only suitable for one day’s wear and you dispose of them at the end of the day.

Having discussed my lifestyle and budget with the optometrist at Scrivens in Sevenoaks, Kent, we actually decided upon fortnightly lenses for my trial. I am part way through this trial and finding them really good!

Contact lenses in pot and solution

Step 3: Decision Time

After trying the lenses for 10 days, the ball is in your court. How often will you wear them and will you pay as you go or pay via direct debit? The £25 you paid for the trial will be taken off of your first payment.

Alternatively, if you’ve decided that contact lenses aren’t for you, you’ll be given a £25 voucher to spend on glasses instead.

Interested? Find your nearest Scrivens branch here.

Scrivens Opticians in Sevenoaks Kent

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Scrivens, for which I have received compensation. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.

1 thought on “3 Steps to Wearing Contact Lenses!”

  1. This sounds like a fantastic service! I did a contact lens trial back in 2014 for my school prom and never looked into it beyond the week trial. I’m a regular glasses wearer but sometimes I think it would be fantastic to just pop in some contacts and go about my day. Thank you so much for brining this to my attention! xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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