Prom Ready With Contact Lenses

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, May 24, 2012

It’s prom season! While most teens are counting down the days to prom by planning out what to wear, hair and makeup ideas, and even the limousine, some teens may want to consider adding an appointment with an eyecare practitioner for contact lenses to their prom calendar too.

Contact lenses allow teens to showcase themselves without having to hide behind their eyeglasses. For teens interested in wearing eye makeup to prom, eyeglasses can distort the way eye makeup looks , so contact lenses are the better option. There are a variety of contact lenses that teens can choose from, so talking things out with an eye care practitioner can help teen patients select the right contact lens for their specific needs. Some options for contact lenses include:

  • Daily Disposable Contact Lenses:Proclear 1 Day contact lenses that are convenient for occasional wear. So for teens who just love their eyeglasses, but want to feel different for prom night, daily disposables are a good choice. These contact lenses are low maintenance too!
  • Extended Wear Contact Lenses:For teen patients who may be too tired from prom at the end of the night to take off their contact lenses, options for extended overnight wear may be ideal. CooperVision offers Biofinity contact lenses for patients who may need overnight wear.

Whatever option teen patients choose, prom is a special night. Patients should contact an eyecare practitioner near them to learn more about their contact lens options for prom. Click here for a free trial!

Patient Success Story: Getting Contacts in Time for Prom

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's prom season. Most high school students spend the weeks leading up to prom prepping for the event - ordering flowers, renting a tux, shopping for the perfect dress. But what if you're a busy high school student who wears glasses, has a difficult-to-fit prescription, and wants to go to prom glasses-free? Maybe you've tried contacts before but never really had the best luck? Make an appointment to discuss CooperVision contacts with your eye care provider - CooperVision offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Dr. Alan Glazier from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Maryland, shares a patient success story for one frustrated-turned-happy high school senior who was able to go to prom glasses-free:

Imagine this – you are a 17 year old senior – prom is less than a week away – you are being fit for contact lenses – you have a difficult contact lens prescription, the first few visits the lenses didn’t work for one reason or another and frustration is mounting as you wonder if contact lenses exist that may work for you.   Because of your high prescription, your lenses aren’t in stock at the doctors office. To make matters worse, with the narrow window of time before prom, there was no guarantee the lenses would arrive in time.

Fortunately, the representative from one of the leading contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision (Brian Christie) overheard some of the conversation.  CooperVision had recently expanded the parameters of trial contact lenses they provided to doctors offices, including extremely high powered lenses.  Brian reminded the technicians at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care that he had days ago stocked the high powered trial lenses my anxious young patient needed.   CooperVision's extremely comfortable Proclear brand’s parameters were expanded to include powers high enough for almost any myopic prescription. Sure enough, there they were.  Dr. Glazier proceeded to fit the Proclear soft contact lenses. The Monthly disposable lenses fit my patient beautifully, gave her perfect 20/20 vision and she left with a smile from ear to ear, comforted in the knowledge that she would see well at her one and only senior prom.

Top takeaways:  Encourage your children and teenagers to get their eyes checked regularly, especially when wearing contact lenses.  Parents who don’t suspect any problems with their children's eyes should have them checked by age 4 at the latest.  If there is a pressing need for contact lenses, give yourself a two week leadtime, and for glasses at least 10 days.

Thank you Brian Christie and CooperVision!  

Get Ready for Prom with Contacts

Posted by CooperVision on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
It's prom season! Do you plan on wearing glasses or contacts to this year's prom? Share your answer on our Facebook page!

Are you looking to ditch the glasses for a night? Talk to your doctor about 1 day lenses for daily and/or occasional wear. Have astigmatism? You can wear daily disposables, too - ClearSight 1 Day Toric provides astigmatic patients with all the benefits of a daily disposable lens plus correction for astigmatism. For more information about our Daily Wear offerings, visit our website.

Discuss your options with your eye care professional. Print our Free Trial Lens Offer and bring it with you on your visit to try out CooperVision contacts for free*!

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

Dr. Glazier and CooperVision Help Student Get Contacts in Time for Prom

Posted by Dr. Alan Glazier on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prom season is upon us! This is a popular time for contact lens fittings. Dr. Alan Glazier from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Maryland, recently encountered a patient with a difficult to fit prescription and the prom was only a week away. Luckily, Dr. Glazier's CooperVision representative, Brian Christie, was there to remind him that CooperVision contacts are available in a wide range of parameters, including the particular prescription the patient needed. Below is an excerpt from Dr. Glazier's blog:

 I would like to share a story, a story with a happy ending.  It involves helping a young patient of mine last week.  Imagine this – you are a 17 year old senior – prom is less than a week away – you are being fit for contact lenses – you have a difficult contact lens prescription, the first few visits the lenses didn’t work for one reason or another and frustration is mounting as you wonder if contact lenses exist that may work for you.   Because of your high prescription your lenses aren’t in stock at the doctors office. To make matters worse, and the doctor might not even be able to get the contact lenses shipped before the big day!

One of my 17 year old patient’s and a friend’s daughter found herself in this exact situation.  Due to her extremely nearsighted prescription, the companies that offered soft disposable contact lenses in her prescription range were few, typically not in stock at the doctors office and needed to be ordered and shipped.  With the narrow window of time before prom, there was no guarantee the lenses would arrive in time.

Fortunately, the representative from one of the leading contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision (Brian Christie) overheard some of the conversation.  CooperVision had recently expanded the parameters of trial contact lenses they provided to doctors offices, including extremely high powered lenses.  Brian reminded the technicians at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care that he had days ago stocked the high powered trial lenses my anxious young patient needed.   CooperVisions extremely comfortable Proclear brand’s parameters were expanded to include powers high enough for almost any myopic prescription.

Sure enough, there they were.  Dr. Glazier proceeded to fit the Proclear soft contact lenses. The Monthly disposable lenses fit my patient beautifully, gave her perfect 20/20 vision and she left with a smile from ear to ear, comforted in the knowledge that she would see well at her one and only senior prom.

Top takeaways:    Encourage your children and teenagers to get their eyes checked regularly, especially when wearing contact lenses.  Parents who don’t suspect any problems with their childrens eyes should have them checked by age 4 at the latest.  If there is a pressing need for contact lenses, give yourself a two week leadtime, and for glasses at least 10 days.

Thank you Brian Christie and CooperVision!

 

Check out CooperVisions excellent website http://www.mycontactsports.com to learn more about how contact lenses can help improve your game and watch a video featuring soccer star Heather O'Reilly

Courtesy of the Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians serving the Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.  For more information visit youreyesite.com

 

 

To read more about Dr. Glazier, visit his blog or follow his Twitter feed. To read more about Proclear, the CooperVision contact lenses featured in this story, click here.

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