Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

Posted by CooperVision on Friday, October 28, 2011

Is your child ready to have a glasses-free option when on the go? Are you tired of worrying about your son or daughter’s glasses during sports or about them playing the game with imperfect vision? It may be time to get your child fit for contact lenses!

Follow the easy steps listed below to find the perfect lens for your child’s eyes and for their lifestyle:

  • Find an eye care practitioner near you by using our Find a Practitioner tool.
  • Talk to your child about contact lenses, but first do the research: 
  • Try them out! Get fit with a free trial pair of contact lenses - print off our free* trial certificate and bring it with you to your child’s next visit with your eye care practitioner.

For more resources and information, please visit www.coopervision.com

*By prescription only. Eye exam may be required and this coupon does not include eye exam or fitting fees.

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.

Getting Fit for Contacts is as Easy as     1-2-3!

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Are you thinking about getting fit for contacts? Are you ready for a glasses-free alternative when playing sports or on the go? Follow these three easy steps and you’ll be on your way:

Step 1: Find the eye care provider closest to you using our Where in the World is My Practitioner? tool

Step 2: Talk to your parents about contact lenses. Do the research – think about what type of contact lens may best suit your needs and what modality works best for your lifestyle. Show your parents that you know your stuff – download the Rookie Playbook for information on how to wear and care for your contact lenses. Get familiar with the average costs of contact lenses and brainstorm ways you can contribute to the cost.

Step 3: Try them out! Get fit with a free trial pair of contact lenses - print off our free* trial certificate and bring it with you to your next visit with your eye care practitioner.

For more resources and information, please visit www.mycontactsports.com or www.coopervision.com

*By prescription only. Eye exam may be required and this coupon does not include eye exam or fitting fees.

New to Contact Lenses?

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Considering contacts? Or just getting used to wearing them? Either way, our teen dedicated website www.mycontactsports.com has tips and information to help you make the decision and support your contact lens needs. Download the Rookie Playbook which details both how to prepare for the contact lens decision (including tips for talking to your parents) and how to properly wear and care for them.

Contact lenses are an easy and comfortable option for correcting your eyesight when you’re on the go or just hanging with your friends. Concerned about the cost of contacts? Don’t be! Check out the annual comparison chart we’ve created to demonstrate the cost of contacts in terms of other purchases you’re likely to make. For example, if your lens of choice is a monthly silicone hydrogel product (like Biofinity) it will cost you about $15 a month, around the same price as going out to the movies. Plus, we offer money saving rebates on specific products.

Click here to hear from real teens who shared their contact lens story with us. Also hear from professional women’s soccer player and two time Olympic gold medalist Heather O’Reilly and BMX bike phenom and Dew Tour winner Daniel Dhers, two young athletes whose sports performance improved when they started wearing contacts. Do you have a contact lens story you want to share? Share your story by leaving a comment or posting on our Facebook wall!

Life is a contact sport – Gear Up!

About On Eye

On Eye is the contact lens blog from CooperVision. On this site, you will find insights about fitting, technology, and the business of contact lenses. The On Eye blog is designed to meet the needs of both Eye Care Practitioners and consumers. ECP and medical professional-specific portions of the blog will be password protected in order to protect and reserve the privacy of the profession. To read more about our terms of use, please see the Legal tab.

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