Let me tell you a story, about a girl, a long, long time ago…
When I was 4 years old, I kept bumping into things so my mom took me for an eye examination. That was when she found out that I wasn’t clumsy, but that I had astigmatism. The Eye Care Professional informed me that I had severe astigmatism, which thankfully improved as I grew older. And for the last 10 years or so, my astigmatism has maintained within the 200 range.
So how did I first correct my astigmatism? I was first told to wear spectacles, which became my trusty companion while growing up.
That’s me, at 10 years old, looking a little nerdy and geeky with spectacles!
Spectacles worked. However, I have a low nose bridge (aka “flat nose”) so my spectacles kept sliding down which not only made me really uncomfortable, but my vision blurry too.
As I got older and started working and attending networking events, I’d go without my spectacles to look good and feel more confident. Until this one time, I mistook a stranger for a friend due to the double vision caused by my astigmatism. And that was so embarrassing! From then on, I would avoid taking the first step to say “hi” to anyone because I could never be 100% sure if he or she was someone I knew.
Not long after, I tried wearing hard contact lenses, which were supposed to help correct my vision. Trust me – that was a bad experience! The hard contact lenses were really painful to wear, and I constantly felt like there were huge dust particles in my eyes. The whole experience was so uncomfortable I felt like it didn’t even correct my astigmatism! Pfffftttt. My last attempt to correct my vision with contact lenses was a few years back.
I went for a very comprehensive eye examination with a certified Eye Care Professional. The friendly Eye Care Professional explained to me the importance of overall eye health and choosing the right contact lens. I felt really pampered by the personalised service.
After assessing my eye health, lifestyle and vision correction needs, I was recommended 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM with Triple Care and Auto-Focus Technology. The moment I put them on, it felt so comfortable and my vision was immediately crisp and clear.
1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM is my healthier lens of choice because it comes with Triple Care – Moisture, Oxygen and UV Protection – to keep my eyes moist and comfortable all day, every day. Now that my astigmatism is properly corrected, I no longer find myself in embarrassing situations, and have no hesitation to approach people and initiate conversations. Crisp and stable vision has been a real confidence boost!
Daily disposable contact lenses are very hygienic and convenient – no more cleaning and storing of the contact lenses and carrying around saline solution when I travel. Nowadays my day is such a breeze! I keep a pair of contact lenses in my bag, so I can just pop them on and throw them away after use. There’s no more excuse for blurry vision.
As I shuttle around taking pictures, despite my head tilts and body movements my vision remains crisp and stable all the time, thanks to Auto-Focus technology that stabilises the lens quickly.
Oh yes, did I mention I was on the judging panel for Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant? Didn’t have my contact lenses then, and something really embarrassing happened… I’ll share the story with you in my next entry. ^^v
I treasure my precious eyes and that’s why I strive to keep them healthy. Love your eyes and keep them happy by getting an eye examination with an Eye Care Professional. If you have astigmatism, ask for 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, my healthier lens of choice!