*pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat...pat...pat, pat, pat........pat...pat.....*
That's the sound of me hunting down my glasses.
Everything is a shade of blurry without them and I spend way too much time feeling my way around rooms patting stuff down trying to relocate them.
Enter contact lenses!! I wear them pretty much everyday and have done so (on and off) for the last 8 or 9 years. My relationship with contacts got off to a rocky start, I refused to wear my glasses in school so my mum got me monthly contacts which I loved at the start but after the first week or so they got very dry and irritating. Plus with all the cleaning etc I just wasn't into it. I then moved onto dailies but trying to find a good pair that weren't drying and didn't cost the earth was proving difficult. HOWEVER! After researching online I came across a website contactlenses.co.uk which had a dupe of the Specsavers lenses that I quite liked. After using the website for a couple of months I seen they had stated a new line of dailies called Crystal 1 Day, they claimed to be brilliant and most importantly - a bargain at £7.25 per box of 30 lenses!
I was intrigued but I thought it was too good to be true so I carried on with my normal order. Low and behold they included a free sample of the Crystal lenses with my order and they were as brilliant as they claimed. I've now been using them for 5 months and I still really rate these lenses, which I wouldn't really do with any of the others I have used!
Their customer service is also brilliant, I had emailed them a couple of months ago about an order and it turned out there was a delay so they sent me some free lenses to tide me over. Fantastic.
If you use contacts and are in the market for a really great and inexpensive brand then definitely check these out. Also, if you use this link (or the one above) you should get 5% off your first order contactlenses.co.uk
If it doesn't work let me know your email in a comment below and I shall email you a new link :)
Please note I have not been asked/paid to write this I am just genuinely impressed with the company and the lenses!
Remember to have regular eye tests!!