Real Stories from Contact Lens Wearers

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's it like to wear contacts? We asked teens to share their contact lens stories with us to feature on our teen website, mycontactsports.com. Here's an excerpt from one of the featured stories on our site:

My name is Ellen. Here is my story and experience with contact lenses. I started wearing contact lenses last year in 7th grade. The main reason for me to get contacts was that I was tired of worrying about my glasses. Before, I would have to worry about my glasses accidentally falling off while running in my P.E. classes. After I started to wear contact lenses, I didn’t have to worry about it anymore.

The brand of contact lenses I wear is CooperVision Proclear [1 Day] daily disposable. They are very comfortable lenses and sometimes I literally forget that I have them on. Wearing contact lenses made my life much easier both at school and at home. When I played piano with my glasses on, they used to slide down to the tip of my nose, and I would have to stop playing just to push my glasses up. With contacts, I don’t have to worry about the glasses falling off anymore. Now, the only time I wear my glasses is when it is really late or when my eyes start to feel dry. Wearing contacts changed my life and it is one of the best decisions I ever made.

To read more stories from real teens, visit mycontactsports.com.

Summer Eye Health Reminders

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 21st marks the official start of summer and we'd like to remind you about the importance of eye health and safety during the summer months. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend the summer enjoying the sun, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends:

Protect your eyes
UV-A and UV-B rays can be damaging to your eyes as well as your skin. Whenever you will be exposed to sunlight, be sure to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses or goggles that offer both UV-A and UV-B protection. If you're unsure about the level of protection, check the product label or consult your eye care practitioner. And don't forget the sunscreen!

Be compliant
Contact lens compliance is an important factor in maintaining good eye health. Please refer to your eye care practitioner's recommended wearing schedule as contact lenses come in a variety of modalities. If you're on the go this summer, try 1 Day contact lenses as an alternative to glasses or longer modality contact lenses. Avoid the hassle of packing lens solution - wear them for a day and throw them out after a single use. For more information about 1 Day contact lenses from CooperVision, please click here.

Schedule an annual eye exam
Summertime is the perfect time of year to schedule a back-to-school or annual eye exam. An annual eye exam is recommended for school aged children and teens and regular visits (once every 2 years) are recommended for adults. Regular eye exams are important as both your vision and eye health are checked, so be sure to contact your eye care practitioner today. Need a practitioner? Click here to find one near you.

Happy summer!

Allergies and Contact Lenses

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 14, 2011
Springtime is officially here! Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and the on-set of seasonal allergens like pollen. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies and many experience allergy symptoms in their eyes, including itching, tearing and redness. For contact lens wearers, this time of year can be extremely frustrating. 

1 Day lenses are a great solution to help reduce allergy symptoms for contact lens wearers. Since a fresh lens is used every morning and disposed of each night, the accumulation of allergens on the lens surface is reduced. This ensures a comfortable wearing experience all day, every day. Even better, Proclear 1 Day lenses are the only daily disposable contacts with a FDA clearance for the claim: "may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear." Even in allergy season, enjoy all-day comfort with Proclear 1 Day. For more information on our 1 Day lenses, click here.

What steps do you take to avoid suffering from allergy symptoms? Share your success stories with us and we may feature you in an upcoming blog post! For more information about seasonal allergies, including tips to avoid exposure to allergy triggers, please click here.

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