Comfortable Contact Lenses

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Are you a contact lens wearer in search of more comfortable contact lenses?

Would you like to try contact lenses but you're scared of putting them in and taking them out?

Do you want to change your appearance using colored contact lenses to enhance or completely change your eye color?

Are you looking for a contact lens site that tells you what you REALLY need to know about wearing lenses either with or without prescription, how to avoid dry eyes and the potential risks of eye infection?

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helen smeaton The Editor!

Hi, my name is Helen and I'm a contact lens wearer.

I've been wearing them for over 30 years and have never had an eye infection...though I've had my fair share of tired sore eyes!

Contact lenses have moved on a lot in 30 years, not least from a comfort perspective, so my mission with this site is to share my experiences of different types of lenses and to ask my visitors to share theirs too.

All About Contact Lenses

This site is for anyone interested in finding out what it's really like to wear contact lenses both for perfect vision and also simply to make a fashion statement.

All the articles on the site are based on personal experience...either mine or those of my friends. I call them little secrets...

...and I hope that this website will help you make an informed decision as to which contacts are right for you for maximum comfort and eye safety.

I don't pretend to know everything about wearing contact lenses, but after years of suffering dry eyes in air conditioned offices, getting grit in my eyes playing sports, losing lenses "behind the eye" (this is not as scary as it sounds really!) and even losing a lens in the sea (long story!), I've finally found a balance between choosing the most comfortable contact lenses and adopting a lifestyle that avoids sore, red and tired eyes.

I've worn hard, gas permeable and soft lenses. I've tried color enhancing contacts and some of those wacky contact lenses for fancy dress parties. I've used daily, bi-monthly and monthly disposable soft contacts and I've also recently tried Toric lenses to correct my mild astigmatism as my vision started to change after I turned 55. I now order all my contact lenses online as I know what's right for my eyes and my lifestyle. I've found my perfect comfortable contact lenses.

Update January 2020 - Last year I was diagnosed with a cataract in my left eye which forced me to undergo femtosecond laser cataract surgery. A scary but perfectly safe procedure as I had an excellent surgeon. I can now see perfectly through my left eye (both short and long distances) and, while I only now need to wear a contact lens in the right eye, you may want to read about my experience with cataract laser surgery, should you need the same thing as you grow older.

How to Find what you're Looking for

To find your way around the site, use the navigation bar at the top of the page and/or the related links at the bottom of each page. Or just go straight to the SITEMAP to quickly find what you need.

Tip: there's a link to the sitemap at the bottom of every page.

If you can't find what you're looking for, use my interactive ASK! facility. If you have your own stories/experiences of wearing lenses such as tips on how to make them more comfortable to insert, remove or wear for longer periods than normal or tips to prevent sore red eyes, please share them. I'd love to hear your tips!



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