When did you start wearing contact lenses?
‘I did not need glasses or contacts before I was 43, but at that age I started suffering from headaches and had my eyes tested. It turned out I was slightly far-sighted but also needed reading glasses. My husband, who had been wearing contacts for a few years, recommended them to me and at first I combined my normal contacts with reading glasses.’
How did you find out about multifocal contact lenses?
‘I hadn’t heard of them when a friend suggested them about five years ago. They seemed like the perfect solution and when I tried them for the first time it literally took me an hour to get used to them.’
‘I wear my monthly contacts during the day, both for work and pleasure’
What do you like most about them?
‘In the pharmacy I constantly have to read medical prescriptions and they always have tiny letters. Before contact lenses, I would have to put my reading glasses on and remove them again, taking care not to lose them.’
Do you always wear your contact lenses?
'I do yes. I wear my monthly contacts during the day, both for work and pleasure. And then I usually take them out in the evening. Sometimes I wear them to watch television, sometimes I don’t. But I do wear my reading glasses when I am reading a book in bed. Once in bed, I simply do not want go to the bathroom any more to take out my lenses.’
Any advice to give?
Sure, try them. It makes life so much easier.