Contact Lenses and Weddings

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wedding season is coming up soon, and there are lots of patients who may be wondering “Should I get contact lenses for an upcoming wedding?” Contact lenses are not just for brides. Patients who are parents of the happy couple, maids of honor, or even the best man may want to consider switching from eye glasses to contact lenses for the big day. Here are some tips to help get the conversation started with an eye care professional:

Make sure to start the conversation early

Since it may take time to schedule an exam and try out different lenses and modalities, patients should try to start talking about switching to contact lenses for a big event like a wedding as soon as possible. This allows patients the ability to try out different options in terms of contact lens replacement schedules, or even different contact lens materials.

Think about overall lifestyle versus a onetime event

Patients should consider what type of lifestyle they lead and what they expect from contact lenses. Do patients want to wake up and be able to see right away? If so, CooperVision offers Biofinity contact lenses which have been approved by the FDA for extended wear for 7 days and 6 nights. If a patient wants a convenient contact lens that is ideal for an on the go lifestyle, then daily disposables such as CooperVision’s Proclear 1 Day contact lenses may be a good option. We even have a convenient option for patients who want to wear multifocal contact lenses occasionally with Proclear 1 day multifocal contact lenses.

Think about situations where eyeglasses may not work

Most patients have certain circumstances or times that they do not want to wear eyeglasses. If a patient and eye care professional can focus on exactly why wearing eyeglasses may not work for these situations, it can help narrow down some choices for contact lenses based on what the patient may need. For more information, patients can locate an eye care professional near them using the CooperVision’s Find A Practitioner Tool.

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