Our Tween Daughter Tries SofLens Daily Disposables!8:24 PM
My daughter hasn't been wearing her glasses much lately. As a first-year volleyball player, she finds them difficult to remember to bring with her and wear (she really only needs them for seeing close-up), and they aggravate her complexion. We had almost given up on having her wear them at all, when we were offered the opportunity to try Bausch + Lomb SofLens Daily Disposables. She just turned 12, and we thought that if her doctor gave her the OK, we would try them out and see how she did.
Our experience has been great! We went to our eye doctor and she was fitted for the lenses. He had her practice taking them out and putting them back in before he turned her loose with her own supply of the lenses. She had a bit of a time getting them in at first, because they are thinner than the "practice" lenses that she tried at the doctor's. Because she doesn't have to clean them, however (she just tosses them at the end of each day), it has helped me to feel confident that she won't get an eye infection from being a typical, sometimes forgetful tween.
She has worn these contacts throughout her first volleyball season. She loves that she has benefited from seeing closeup, but that she can just toss her lenses if one gets bumped during the game, or she sweats too much. We really don't think we could afford to replace all the lenses that she has lost due to contact sports, so this is a perfect solution for us!
And while looking good isn't everything (especially at 12), she feels more confident in these lenses. Her eye glasses were cute, in my opinion, but not having to wear them makes her feel better about herself. Anything that boosts her esteem in a healthy way is a winning option, in my book!
The dailies cost a little more than longer wear contacts, but the benefits are worth it. We spend less on contact cases, solution, and replacing lenses that she would lose or tear from mishandling. For a 12-year-old, I can't think of a better way to incorporate soft lenses into an eye care plan!
You can keep up with the folks at Bausch + Lomb at their Facebook page! We'll be back next month to report how my daughter has been doing with her lenses.
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