I've been using contacts since I was 15. What started off as convenience while at sport became a daily affair. It's just much easier than clunky spectacle frames (unless of course, the frames are to compliment the rest of your outfit for the day).
The only time I prefer spectacles over contact lenses? When I'm at home or when I know I'm doomed to spend longer than 12 hours staring at the computer screen. Why? Because my eyes get dry and tired with monthly lenses on. And if you're thinking of being productive for the day, it's not going to work, let me tell you.
But hold on. It's quite a different story with daily contact lenses. Daily Contact lenses by Cooper Vision's, Biomedics 1 Day Extra to be exact. I hardly even remember having them on. They boast 55% water content, meaning comfortable lens wear for up to 11 hours and may reduce effects of allergies since allergens have less time to build up on daily lenses (yay for allergy stricken human being like myself!).
Here's why you need to get your hands on these very cool daily lenses, for free! Yes I said free! I tested Biomedics 1 Day Extra on a typical workday, most appropriate since 80% of my life is dedicated to work i.e. sitting at a computer. ):
8am: Upon first inspection, I expected the lenses to be a little softer. Anyhow, gave them a little rinse with solution and popped them into my eye. Feels good. No problems with makeup products either.
930am: One and a half hours into wear, I still feel nothing. I distinctly remember thinking how great it was that I didn't even remember having them on.
1130am: Been on my computer for a couple of hours now and it's a little drier than when I first put it on but still good overall. I work in air conditioning by the way.
100pm: Head out to lunch, outdoors. Being outdoors helped (especially in Malaysia's natural humidity), moisture quite possibly restored in both eyes.
500pm: Been working for a couple of hours and still no sign of irritation. On monthly contact lenses, I usually start rubbing my eyes a little.
730pm: The daily lenses are meant to last 11 hours. At this point (11.5 hours and counting), I still feel like I could keep them on for another hour or two. On monthly lenses, I'd be constantly wetting my eyes with eyedrops, anxiously waiting to take them off when I get home. My eyes were visibly a little tired but it truly did not feel that way.
Very pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the Cooper Vision Biomedics 1 Day Extra felt. The best part is, there's now no need for bulky solution bottles and containers (just rinse them once before putting them into your eyes). These will be perfect for holidays when you absolutely need to travel light. So yes, daily lenses are the way to go!
So how do you get to test out Cooper Vision's Biomedics 1 Day Extra for free?
Head over to the link HERE and sign up! You'll receive 5 pairs of Cooper Vision lenses, on their expense (hooray!). Perfect for those of you who were previously sitting on the fence about going daily or for those of you who've been unsure about ditching spectacles altogether! The free trial ends on the 30th of April*. So hurry, do it now!
Have an awesome week you guys!
All pictures taken on the iPhone 5S.
*Redemption outlets at Paris Miki within Peninsular Malaysia only