Welcome to part two of our 1-Day Acuvue Define post! In this post, we will be talking about our fitting experience which J&J set us up with at EyeChamp at NEX. We will take you through a regular fitting for contact lenses to give first time contact lens users an insight as to what goes on. Don’t forget to read part one which will give you more information about the 1-Day Acuvue Define lenses.
2. Standard Eye Test
How chic do we look in our new glasses? The lighting in the room was a little dim and I had left my flash add-on to my camera at home so I’m terribly sorry if the photos are just a tad dark. Anywho, I’m sure most of you have done a basic eye test before and this was used to determine our degrees to our eyesight. Our results were that we both have a slight degree but was not strong enough for our contacts to carry one. Hence we were issued the contacts without a degree.
These are the three types of lenses that we got to pick from, to read more about the difference between the three with specific details and measurements regarding diameter size click here.
4. The tools required (presented with)
Now the tools we were presented with was a contact holder and a pair of forceps to pick up the contact lenses once they’re in the solution. Seeing that these are contacts which you throw out after a day, there is no need to keep the contacts in a contact case for the next day. However, for the introductory session, we had these tools present to help us throughout the process 🙂
5. Practicing hygiene
Making sure that the contacts are sat properly and not the other way around so that it sits snuggly in our eye. Should the contact be put inside out, it will bring about discomfort and because it won’t sit properly, the contacts can fall out upon blinking. To determine the right way up, you can look at the corners, it should be a smooth round edge as opposed to a very boxy looking fit as shown in the photograph. Furthermore, You can look at the coloring on the lens itself to determine which is the right way up 🙂
We then had a go a putting the contacts in! I definitely have to give props to sam for getting the contact in really quickly – believe it or not it took me a probably 30 mins to have the courage to put a contact in a year ago! Basically you want to place the contact on ur index finger and sort of “open” your eyes with both middle fingers as you can see in the photograph! Another tip is not having really long nails in fear that it might scratch the contacts or even your eye.
After putting the contacts in, we were to have it in for about 5 – 10 minutes to let the contacts sit and to see how we feel about them. Here’s sam looking lovely as always whilst her contacts are in! Ps, don’t you just love the lip colour she’s rocking?
9. Checking the fit
These are our before and after photographs with the lenses on! Sam has the Accent style lens on where as I have the Vivid Style lens on, can you spot the difference? The contacts look extremely natural and we definitely are looking forward to trying the 7-day kit very soon!
Our optician Shermaine was really nice and the overall process was enjoyable, we’ve definitely gained more insight to the simple steps taken to apply contact lenses. We are currently awaiting the arrival of our contact lenses to do a full review for you guys.
We are slightly swamped with school work as it is our final year so do excuse the slow pace in which our post goes up! We hope you all understand that we have not forgotten about our blog at all and we still have a couple more exciting posts coming your way! 🙂