My First Experience With Contact Lenses

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I have been contemplating whether to get contact lenses for quite some time now – mainly the price has put me off from getting them sooner and the fear of not knowing if they will do more harm to my eyes or irritate them.

These last few years my eyesight has got worse I only started wearing glasses for about three years now and because I neglected my eyes they have gotten worse over time. I love wearing my glasses but honestly I don’t want to be wearing them all day , every day I want to show off my eyes too!! HAHA I just want to be able to see even when not wearing specs especially when out for dinner at night or at a party wearing glasses sometimes clashes with my outfit choices.

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I finally took the leap and had my eyes tested again and started a trail with contact lenses the optometrist showed me how to care for them and also have to insert them, it was actually not as scary as I thought yeah I struggled a few times to actually insert them correctly and to remove them was a bitch! But I finally got the hang of them. I don’t wear them every day because I am in front of my computer all day this dries out the eyes and I was told by the optometrist not to wear them often when I am at my computer for such a long period of time. I must admit contact lenses has really improved my daily life – I mainly wear them weekends when I am not at a computer all day and its just so amazing to be able to see without wearing glasses, it took my eyes some time to get use to them , they were a bit scratchy at first but now they are perfect.

Contact lenses are quite expensive I got the hydrogel ones that are perfect for eyes that tend to get dry, eyes needs to be lubricated which makes the hydrogel formula perfect to wear without making my eyes hurt. I have had no reaction from the brand of contact lenses I choose. If you have bad vision and don’t mind forking out over R800 for a 6 month supply of contact lenses then it’s worth looking into these. It’s advised to use a new pair of lenses every month as bacteria does tend to grow on them, I also keep them in a solution which needs to be thrown out every time I put my contacts away – it’s a lot of money to spend but absolutely worth it. I will also be getting new glasses more trendier frames, I can’t wait to show you guys!

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  1. December 4, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Interesting post, I love it. I know exactly how you felt for the first time trying the contact lenses πŸ™‚ , and absolutely good advice from the optometrist, thank you for sharing.!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  2. December 4, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    I remember the first time I put on a pair of contacts last year; it took me 2 whole hours to actually get them in, and an extra hour to get them out! I used to swear by contact lenses just because I HATE the way I look in glasses but I’ve started embracing the way my eyes look (I used to wear circle lenses to change the way my eyes looked) and have been wearing my glasses more often now.

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

    • December 5, 2018 / 5:30 am

      Omg May wow that’s a long time Hehe too me a few seconds was easy for me to put them in then when the optometrist did that was just freaky and my eyes wouldn’t stop watering.. Wow never heard of circle lenses before

  3. April 6, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Interesting post, I love it. I know exactly how you felt for the first time trying the contact lenses πŸ™‚ , and absolutely good advice from the optometrist, thank you for sharing.!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  4. April 6, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I remember the first time I put on a pair of contacts last year; it took me 2 whole hours to actually get them in, and an extra hour to get them out! I used to swear by contact lenses just because I HATE the way I look in glasses but I’ve started embracing the way my eyes look (I used to wear circle lenses to change the way my eyes looked) and have been wearing my glasses more often now.

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

    • April 7, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Omg May wow that’s a long time Hehe too me a few seconds was easy for me to put them in then when the optometrist did that was just freaky and my eyes wouldn’t stop watering.. Wow never heard of circle lenses before

  5. Laura
    December 5, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    You are so brave for using contact lenses. I can’t even think about contact lenses without freaking out x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • December 5, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Hehe they freaked me out too lots of eye ball touching!

    • December 5, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you Gemma I really appreciate your sweet comment

  6. Laura
    April 6, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    You are so brave for using contact lenses. I can’t even think about contact lenses without freaking out x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  7. Ellese Launer
    December 4, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    So glad you had a great experience! I love your glasses as well. Sending love! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  8. Jessica
    April 7, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    You look gorge what lipstick are you wearing? I rarely wear my glasses when I should, mine actually look like yours and I am wearing them right now haha! I need to take the plunge and try contacts but I am scared they will irritate my eyes xxx

    • April 7, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Contacts has really changed my life! Hehe the lipstick is actually LA Girl Matte Gloss ☺️

  9. Ellese Launer
    April 7, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    So glad you had a great experience! I love your glasses as well. Sending love! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  10. December 5, 2018 / 5:30 am

    I have contact lenses for such a long time that I can’t remember not having them! haha.
    I love it but thats because I have no problems with them. My best friend does so hopefully you won’t have that problem either.

    But yeah they are expensive, sucks I know…

  11. April 13, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I have contact lenses for such a long time that I can’t remember not having them! haha.
    I love it but thats because I have no problems with them. My best friend does so hopefully you won’t have that problem either.

    But yeah they are expensive, sucks I know…

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