Whether you’re celebrating your significant other this Valentine’s Day, or maybe even just celebrating yourself, a healthy dose of self-care goes a long way. Here’s how you can show your eyes some love this Valentine’s Day.
- Get an online vision test
During this time, going outside and visiting your eye care professional (ECP) for an eye exam may not be the safest or most convenient idea.
One solution is to get an online eye exam. Getting a vision test online is a safe and easy way to get your eyes checked and you can even renew your prescription. Online eye tests are accurate, so you can be sure that you’ll get the correct prescription if you need it. There’s no set frequency to updating your prescription, as everyone is different, but in general, an update due to a shift in vision is necessary every 5 years.
At Lens.com, the online vision test is fast, convenient, and safe. You just need to provide a copy of your previous prescription. The test takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and can be done from your home. A licensed ophthalmologist will then review your results and provide you with an updated prescription for contact lenses or prescription glasses.
Remember that online vision tests can’t replace comprehensive in-person eye exams. If you want a complete eye health check to see if there are any issues with your eyes besides your vision, then you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your ECP.
- Wear contact lenses with UV protection
Want to give your eyes some preventative attention? You can protect them from the sun not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day you wear contacts. Wearing contact lenses with UV-blocking properties provides significant protection from eye health risks associated with UV radiation.
Various ACUVUE brand contact lenses offer UV protection. The ACUVUE line has the highest level of UV protection available in a contact lens. Per ACUVUE, the entire ACUVUE line of contact lenses is the only line of contacts that block 81% of UVA rays and 97% of UVB rays.
You should consult with your eye care professional about which variant of ACUVUE contact lenses is best for you.
Remember, you still need to wear sunglasses when doing any activity outdoors during the day. Unlike contact lenses that only protect your irises from UVA and UVB rays, sunglasses protect your entire eye as well as the skin around the eyes.
- Give your contact lenses the night off with contact lens solution
If you wear one-to-two-week disposable or monthly contact lenses, then you should develop a good cleaning regimen for your contact lenses. You’ll benefit from a high-quality all-in-one contact lens solution. Multi-Purpose Solution works to keep your contact lenses clean, free of bacteria, and comfortable to wear every day. In terms of ideal usage of lens solution, remember to use 3-4 drops per lens, rub with your clean finger both sides of each lens for a few seconds, and then rinse each side of both lenses with additional solution for a few seconds. Store your contacts with fresh solution that’s filled to the top of the compartment to ensure they’re fully covered.
Take the time and effort to show yourself love including your eyes, not only on Valentine’s Day but every day. Give your eyes some added attention by getting an online vision test, wearing UV-blocking contacts, and cleaning your contact lenses with multi-purpose lens solution.