Another all day (and night!) event is Prom! It takes hours to get ready – okay, so maybe it’s a little bit easier for the guys, but one important aspect that will keep both guys and girls dancing until the break of dawn are comfortable contact lenses. From daily disposables like 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand Contact Lenses to reusable lenses like ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses, all ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are designed with comfort in mind.
When it comes to contact lenses, the key is a smooth transition is time. Give your student plenty of time to adjust to wearing contacts. It takes a lot of practice to easily insert and remove contact lenses, even for high school students. Practice, practice, practice some more, you know what they say – practice makes perfect!
Dr. Elaine Brisco of Hollywood Vision Center has some fantastic tips on contact lenses that I would like to share with you:
She first reminds us that you should never, ever wear another person’s contact lenses, nor should you use anything aside from recommended solution to lubricate your lenses (such as saliva or tap water). It’s important to care for lenses properly, based on your eye doctor’s instructions.
~Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses
~Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup
~Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your eye care professional
~Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor
~Wear another person’s lenses.
~Use anything aside from recommended solution to lubricate your lenses (such as saliva or tap water).
~Be sure to change your contact lenses according to your eye care practitioner’s instructions and never wear them beyond the advised time period.
~As an added bonus, teens can use the free ACUMINDER® Online Tool, which offers teens a foolproof guide to contact lens care with reminders sent automatically when it’s time for a fresh pair (http://www.acuminder.com/).
If your teen is interested in trying out a new look, talk to your eye care professional – they are trained to find the right lens! It doesn’t hurt to do a little extra research, too.
Checkout ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses – to find the right fit!
Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye doctor will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. You should never share your lenses with anyone else. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit Acuvue.com.
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