I have been wearing glasses on and off since I was about ten months old, so they’ve been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have equally never been a fan of things in my eyes (I’m sure mum remembers many incidents involving eye drops when I was little) so between that and my long attachment to my glasses, a few months ago I was positive that I would never be a convert to contact lenses.
However since mum spoke to the Acuvue ambassadors at Britmums live, when I went for my check up a little while back, I asked the optician for a contact lens check and trial. With just a few weeks before my final ballet performance before uni. I decided, I might as well have a go, maybe I would pirouette better if I could actually see what I could see.
The team at our local opticians were incredibly helpful, and really made me feel looked after. I had an eye check, a contact lens teaching session and had a pack of trial lenses for two weeks, all as part of the package. My trial pairs were Acuvue 1-day moist’s and I was quite surprised to find out that they had special lenses for the astigmatism I suffer in my left eye. I knew as soon as I had tried my trial lenses a few times, that I wanted to keep having Acuvue lenses. I only wish i’d been brave enough to try before, children as young as 5 can now wear contacts, ballet could have ben easier for so much longer if I’d know how easy this was!
So, I now have Acuvue lenses, enough for 2 or 3 pairs a week and I am really enjoying the freedom lenses give me. I love my glasses, and they are part of who I am, so I’m not ready just yet to wear lenses all the time, but the lenses I have are very comfortable and I love that on big summer days out, I can just pop my lenses in, grab my (non-prescription) sunglasses and head, without worrying about headaches or my glasses slipping down my nose in the heat. Also, mine and mum’s summer of fitness has been made much easier, as I can go to a BodyPump class and know that I’m not going to loose my glasses halfway through . . . that could be really embarrassing.
Finally, the thing I really wanted from my lenses, a dance class wear I can see, and leap and turn as much as I like, the absolute freedom of movement I hadn’t realised I was missing out on, before I had my lenses.
I wrote this review while participating in an influencer campaign on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”