I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.
Does anyone remember when everyone was into color contact lens as a fashion trend? I know I do. When I was a teen, I remember that was the “in” thing. It seemed like everyone was changing his or her eye colors with the help of contact lens. The truth is nobody even needed them,this was all about making a fashion statement! That also meant we were purchasing them without a prescription! Now that I am a mom, it kills me to think my teens would do something so crazy as that! To be honest I really didn’t think people were still doing it! LOL that was so 90’s..However My Son went to homecoming this weekend so of course i took plenty of pictures and was posting to Instagram. That also meant i was watching hash tags and noticed a lot of teens are bringing back the colored contacts as a fashion statement again!
So with homecoming dances, Halloween and all the other fall events Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., manufacturer of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, aims to remind us, especially teens how important it is to practice safe contact lens wear and care. Thankfully my kids love their beautiful eyes just the way they are so I don’t think I will have to even deal with that. However I still want to do what I can to help any other teen prevent eye damage and stress the importance in eye care. Did you know that according to the American Optometric Association’s 2013 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, 17 percent of Americans have worn decorative contact lenses that don’t provide vision correction as part of a costume or for other cosmetic purposes. Of those individuals, 24 percent purchased them without a prescription from a source other than an eye doctor.
The truth is wearing decorative contact lenses may seem fun and harmless but it can actually permanently damage vision. The American Optometric Association advises consumers that all contact lenses are classified as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and require a valid prescription. So, no matter the reason for wanting to use contacts please see a licensed eye care professional to get a safe fitted pair! Don’t take a chance on your eye health just to make a fashion statement!
Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses
Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup or any costume paint.
Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your eye care professional
Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor
Wear another person’s lenses
Wear lenses longer than the time frame recommended by your eye doctor
Rinse your lenses in water from the tap or expose them to any water—such as swimming or showering—while wearing them
Use anything aside from recommended solution by your eye doctor, such as saliva, to lubricate your lenses
Now you can keep track of your individual contact lens replacement schedule with the ACUMINDER® Tool, a free service that sends an automatic reminder via email and/or cell phone text message on when to replace contact lenses, when to order new lenses and when to schedule an eye exam. Registration is free and open to all contact lens wearers so be sure to sign up today at http://www.acuminder.com
For more information, additional tips visit Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc http://www.acuvue.com/healthyvisionCL.