I frown and squint a lot, I always have apparently. I’ve been wearing glasses for two decades now with varying degrees of failure. I’ve had numerous pairs that my children, my luggage and various chairs (not me!) have bent, squeezed and knocked out of shape. I had tried contact lenses in the past but gave up as I found they left my eyes dry and sore so the opportunity to try the Johnson & Johnson’s range of daily disposable contact lenses was met with trepidation.
I knew my eyesight was getting worse so I went along to Specs in High Street Kensington for a fitting. My appointment was with Specs owner Daska Barnett; a charming lady who made me feel right at home with a cup of tea.
I had my prescription with me but she checked my eyes again anyway for her own piece of mind. After lots of “is it better or worse with this one, this one or about the same” and distinguishing the brighter circles on the red or green background, Daska recommended the Johnson & Johnson daily 1-Day Acuvue Moist. These were carefully chosen to fit my astigmatism (rugby ball shaped eyes!) Applying them was rather like riding a bike and after several attempts I was comfortable. The whole experience was excellent.
How did they fare? These are probably the most comfortable things I have ever had sit on my eyeball – they feel like they are not even there. Applying them straight away is actually refreshing, first thing in the morning; cooling and snug. Would this last though? My main concern was dryness, especially when I’m working in an office environment.
Comfort cooled air, unnatural ventilation, heat and glare from various electronic devices, all of which take their toll. I’m happy to say though that the lenses performed well. They did start to dry towards the end of the day but that was after more than 8 hours wear and they felt better as soon as I left the office. An added bonus is non-prescription sunglasses can now be worn too. All I need now is some sun!
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