Sample Store: Acuvue LensWednesday, December 21, 2016
Recalling back in the days when I tried out my very first pair of contact lenses, I was told I had to round up my degree by -0.5 because soft lenses for astigmatism weren't available, otherwise I would have to customize it for my eyes, and it is really really expensive. Fast forward 7 years later, Acuvue released their 1-DAY ACUVUE®MOIST® for Astigmatism for patients with astigmatism, easing their glasses trouble and making things so much more convenient for them.
So last weekend, I popped by JEM Capitol Optical with Kimmy to visit the ACUVUE® Experience Centre and had an eye health check with Amanda.
Amanda was really nice and patient with the clueless us, who clearly lack a lot of knowledge in taking care of our eyes and contact lenses. Kimmy had to sit through this machine and do a quick scan of just a few beeps.
We were told that Kimmy's eyes were extremely dry and drained out due to long hours wearing of colored contact lens. It was so bad you could see all the bloodshot coming out onto the white area of his eyes.
A peak through the microscope and you can see all his tiny bloodshot coming out to play. Was told by Amanda that it's a sign of fatigued and extremely strained eyes. It could also cause an infection if we leave our lenses on for too long.
The other machine that checks your eye shape, axis and degree, for you to do the contact lens fitting. But because Kimmy was already a customer with Capitol Optical, they have his particulars and degrees. So a fitting wasn't required in his case!
And the chart to grade your level of severity. Kimmy is apparently on the moderate level..... Which is actually pretty serious. x(
To counter that issue, Amanda suggested we use eye drops often and moisturise our eyes frequently. Do not over-use our lenses and try not to irritate it by rubbing or touching our eyes without cleaning our hands. But the most important thing to note is still not to wear our lenses for more than 8 hours a-day!
We pre-ordered 2 boxes of 1-DAY ACUVUE®MOIST® for Astigmatism @ $64 per box (30 lenses in a box) because they don't have ready lenses for astigmatism correction. Astigmatism lenses are also customised according to the patient's eye axis and shape so it will fit them nicely without running!
Kimmy loves how comfortable and moist the lenses are as compared to his usual colored lenses. The moisture doesn't dry out as fast, and it is softer and more fitting compared to normal colored lens. Amazingly, he doesn't feel tired wearing it even after 12 hours, which I really really wouldn't recommend anybody to wear their lenses for 12 hours to be honest, xD
I wish I could give it a try, but then it didn't fit my astigmatism degree hahaha.
Grab a $30 e-voucher here http://www.acuvue.com.sg/e-voucher to try the ACUVUE® OASYS® 1-Day for yourself!
(Voucher will also be valid for other key brands – DefineTM, MOIST® for Astigmatism, MOIST® Brand Multifocal)
This post was created in partnership with SingPost/Sample Store and ACUVUE®.