This post is sponsored by CooperVision Biofinity Energys®
For as long as I remember, I’ve been getting regular eye exams and once I started wearing glasses and contacts, they became even more important. A regular visit to your eye doctor is just as important as twice-yearly cleanings with your dentist and annual wellness visits with pediatricians and physicians. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a comprehensive eye exam, and you’re interested in talking to your eye doctor about getting fitted for contact lenses—or wondering if your current pair of lenses are really the best for you—here are some things to do before your appointment and questions to ask your eye care professional during your office visit.
3 Things Contact Lens Wearers Need to Do Before & During an Eye Exam
Before You Go: Assess How Your Eyes Are Feeling
Before visiting your eye care professional, take some time to think about how your eyes have been feeling. Have you experienced tired eyes, dryness in eyes, eye irritation, soreness in your eyes, eye strain or pain, blurry/double vision, headaches, tearing/watery eyes, or felt like text was moving or floating?
If so, you may be experiencing digital eye fatigue, a downside of the technology we love to help us stay connected to the people and things we love.
During Your Appointment: Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Current Lenses
I’ve been wearing the same brand of contact lenses for years but technological advances in contact lenses means that the contact lenses you’ve been wearing may no longer be the best fit.
Have a Contact Lens Workup Done
Every time I visit my eye doctor, I have a contact lens workup done. A workup is for anyone who already wears or is interested in improving their vision with contact lenses. During the workup, my eye doctor checks in with me about how my contact lenses are feeling. He asks questions about my lifestyle, work, how much time I spend in front of the computer, and how many hours during the day I typically wear my lenses. By doing this, he’s gauging whether my current contact lenses best fit my lifestyle or if we should consider other options that could be more suitable.
If your eye care professional doesn’t ask you questions about your screen time use, be proactive. Having a better understanding of your lifestyle will help them prescribe the best contact lenses to meet your needs.
I’ve been wearing contact lenses since my junior year of high school and have only ever worn two different brands this entire time. Even though my prescription hasn’t changed much since my last visit, my lifestyle has.
Get Fitted for New Lenses
Since I spend most of my day in front of a computer and other digital devices, my eye doctor suggested CooperVision Biofinity Energys® contact lenses to help with some symptoms of digital eye fatigue, like eye tiredness and dryness.
He told me that Biofinity Energys® contact lenses are designed specifically for our digital lifestyles today. This lens design, coupled with the silicone hydrogel material and Aquaform® Technology, help your eyes feel less tired and dry from looking at screens all day long.
Getting fitted for the lens was no different than getting fitted for all my previous pairs of contact lenses. Now that I’m giving Biofinity Energys® a try, I want you to be able to experience them too!
Try CooperVision Biofinity Energys® for Free Today!
Interested in seeing if CooperVision’s Biofinity Energys® might be right for you? CooperVision understands that no two eyes, no two patients and no two days are ever the same. Since contact lenses are just one of many valuable ingredients in your daily life, they’re dedicated to finding ways to make it easier for you to find the lenses that best fit your individual lifestyle. CooperVision is offering Tech Savvy Mama readers with a coupon for a free trial of Biofinity Energys®.
Click to get your e-coupon for a free trial* of CooperVision Biofinity Energys® contact lenses and schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to redeem the coupon.
Need to help your eyes feel less tired and dry? Your eye care practitioner will help ensure you select the CooperVision lenses that best fit your life and vision correction needs.
This post is written in partnership with CooperVision but all opinions are my own.