The holiday season is on the horizon. In the U.S., the holiday season means an abundance of celebrations with family and friends and plenty of gift-giving.
Approximately 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, so you or someone you know likely wears contact lenses. Want to know what kind of gift to give a contact lens wearer? Lens.com can help you. Here are three of the best Christmas gift ideas for people who wear contact lenses.
Giving someone a pair of high-quality sunglasses as a gift for Christmas should be a no-brainer, whether or not they wear contact lenses. There are contact lenses that block UVA and UVB rays, but they can’t replace sunglasses. UV-blocking contact lenses only protect the cornea, so they can’t provide the level of UV protection that high-quality sunglasses can.
Sunglasses are still the best protective eyewear because they provide UV protection for the entire eye and the skin surrounding the eyes. When gifting someone sunglasses, follow these tips:
- Know their face shape.
Face shape is the most significant aspect to consider when determining which sunglasses look good on an individual. The rule of thumb is to choose sunglasses with a frame shape that contrasts the person’s face shape. Sunglasses with angular frames look best on people with a round face shape, while sunglasses with rounded frames look best on people with an angular face.
Familiarize yourself with the person’s face shape by looking at photos on their social media. You can also check the shapes of the sunglasses the person has in their current collection.
- Know their style.
Sunglasses are not just protective eyewear. They are also fashion accessories. As such, sunglasses should complement a person’s style. It may not be a good idea to give a person who often wears suits or dresses a pair of sunglasses with brightly colored frames and a wild frame shape. Formal, all-black sunglasses might not look good on a person who has a playful and colorful style.
- UV rating matters.
Choose sunglasses with a high UV rating because the higher the rating, the more UV protection it offers. The highest UV rating for sunglasses is UV 400. Sunglasses with a UV 400 rating can block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
- Unique contact lens cases
Contact lens cases usually come in plain and boring plastic, so why not jazz up someone’s contact lens kit by giving them some unique contact lens cases. You can find unique contact lens case designs on sites like Etsy and Amazon.
If you want to take it further, you can give someone some personalized contact lens cases. Kyledesigns.com is a website that offers contact lens cases in a ton of unique, personalized designs.
- Custom eyeglass or sunglass case
People may wear contact lenses, but they likely keep a pair of prescription eyeglasses handy for emergency purposes. Why not give them a custom case for their eyeglasses to replace those that originally came with their glasses.
Just Google “personalized eyeglass case,” and you’ll find a ton of websites that offer custom cases in a wide range of designs. If you’re feeling generous, you can give them two customized cases: one for their eyeglasses and one for their sunglasses.
Give any one of these gifts to your friend, family member, or significant other who wears contact lenses, and you’ll make them feel extra special this holiday season. If they don’t buy from Lens.com, you can convince them to visit our website and purchase contact lenses instead. They’ll thank you for it.