I often hear contact lens wearers bemoaning the festive round of parties.  Rather than having a good time and enjoying themselves, they feel fretful.

If you wear the lenses too long your eyes can feel dry.  If you are planning to stop overnight at the venue you will need to remember to pack a spare pair of lenses.  And woe betide should you forget the cleaning solution or storage case.

Here are some simple do’s and don’t’s to help contact lens wearers survive the Xmas parties.

I often speak to customers who are experiencing a variety of problems including:

• Poor sleep patterns
• Frequent headaches
• Eye strain
• Blurring of vision

Very often I find that these symptoms are the result of regular interaction with Blue Light radiation. Modern technology has enhanced our lives with computers, tablets and smart phones. However, all these devices give off Blue Light radiation and that can cause problems for some of us.

What if you went to bed at night and woke up with perfect vision? Just a dream?

Not any more thanks to overnight vision correction (OVC).

It’s true. It is a simple procedure whereby you put hard lenses in at night when you go to bed and they do their work correcting your vision while you are sleeping. In the morning you remove them and you have perfect sight for the day. All day. Every day.

I know that more and more of us undertake some form of sporting activity, so we should be considering the best types of eyewear suitable for our chosen sport.  
Different activities will benefit from certain lenses dependent on how long the sport lasts, the environment in which it happens and the amount of physical contact involved.

Generally speaking, soft contact lenses are the best for sport as they move less on the eyeball than rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses.  In addition, they are less likely to become dislodged.  RGP lenses are entirely unsuitable for contact sports, such as rugby.

I often talk to people who say they are nervous about having an eye examination.  When I ask them why it is usually because they do not understand the process and are worried that it might be painful in some way – it really isn’t!

Your eyesight is one of your most precious possessions and you need to look after it.  Regular eye examinations are highly recommended, whether you wear glasses or not.