Getting used to my lenses

myeyes-com-picSo girls, as you know from my last blog post, I was given a trial set of Alcon daily disposable contact lenses “DAILIES TOTAL1®” to try out all by myself at home.

I am getting on ok. It still takes a bit of getting used to but I am definitely improving. When I wore the lenses the first day at home I couldn’t believe all the extra things I noticed, not necessarily in a good way – let’s just say the first thing I did was clean the kitchen floor – again 😉 I also told my husband he looked more wrinkled – he was delighted.

I will have to get used to the HD vision around the house and around people – everyone and everything looks a lot clearer!

I have been wearing the lenses for 2 weeks now, on and off. I went back to Mairead O’Leary Opticians in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre for a follow up with Alison to see how I was getting on. I went with the lenses in and she examined my eye, my vision and my tear levels…I’m not sure that’s the scientific term 😉

That was all good. Then Alison asked me to remove both lenses in front of her. I faltered a little under the pressure! At home I am much better and am developing a routine. I put the right lens in first and then the left and I take out the right lens first, then the left. I put my makeup on after I’ve put the lenses in and then I take them out before taking off my makeup. I am still not very fast but am definitely improving. I am also forgetting they are in my eye.

To encourage other people to take a trial of lenses Alcon® are offering you the chance to win one of 4 luxury shopping weekends in Paris with €1200 spending money, one of 5 personal shopping experiences or one of 20 “Love2Shop” vouchers for €300.

To enter you need to go to http://www.wearlenses.ie & download the “free trial voucher” & follow the instructions.There is a prize draw each month.

 

Contact lens update

Well girls I had my first contact lens fitting this week. I went to Mairead O’Leary Opticians in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and met with their lovely optician Alison. lense-on-fingerI was more nervous than I thought I would be, but Alison was very chilled & calming….I always need calming 😉 She did a full eye exam, checking my sight and the health of my eyes and whether they would be suitable for lenses. That bit all went fine and I was given the green light to try the Alcon daily disposable lenses “DAILIES TOTAL1®”.

Alison then popped a lens in each eye (she made it seem so easy!) and honestly I couldn’t believe the result! I could actually see myself in the mirror at the end of the room….and I was shockingly more wrinkled that I thought. Anyway, getting over that it was then my turn to try! Alison removed the lenses and I had a go.

Putting them in was ok. I washed my hands and then in front of a large mirror I managed to open the pack and get the lens out onto my fingertip and popped one in my right eye and then one in the left. All going good so far. I was overly confident.

Then I had to take them out. I didn’t find this easy at all! My nails were too long so that didn’t help, lesson learned. I was also freaked out that my lash extensions were all going to fall out from holding my lashes! Alison again calmed me and talked me through the various ways to remove a lens. For me I found holding my bottom lid down and sliding the lens down worked and I could see it and take it out. I tried it twice and the second time was definitely easier as I had a knack, so I’m hoping with practice I’ll be flying it.

I was given some trial packs to take home with me so now the real test begins! I better not chicken out, I’ll let you know!

To encourage other people to take a trial of lenses Alcon® are offering you the chance to win one of 4 luxury shopping weekends in Paris with €1200 spending money, one of 5 personal shopping experiences with €1200 to spend or one of 20 “Love2Shop” Vouchers for €300. To enter you need to go to http://www.wearlenses.ie & download the “free trial voucher” & follow the instructions. There is a prize draw each month!

 

First time contact lenses!!

So girls I’ve been putting off getting contact lenses for oh about 5 years, but am finally going to do it! I am teaming up with Alcon®, the global leader in eye care, and am going to get fitted for their daily disposable lenses “DAILIES TOTAL1®”.

I won’t lie, I’m a bit freaked out about putting lenses in so any advice is much appreciated! I should wear my glasses but don’t like them so live in my prescription sunglasses. I would feel so much better if I had lenses in and could actually see without looking like Stevie Wonder, especially in the cinema 😉

These lenses are marketed as the best in the market & provide 16 hours of comfort. To encourage people to take a trial of lenses Alcon® are offering you the chance to win one of 4 luxury shopping weekends in Paris with €1200 spending money, one of 5 personal shopping experiences with €1200 to spend or one of 20 “Love2Shop” Vouchers for €300. To enter you need to go to http://www.wearlenses.ie & download the “free trial voucher” & follow the instructions. There is a prize draw each month.

I’ll let you know how I get on with my fitting appointment. Wish me luck!…“ I can see clearly now…..” 😉

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Nautical vibes for lunch

Went for casual lunch with the girls yesterday and in a rush to get ready so went for the old reliable, navy blazer (Zara) stripe top (Penneys), jeans (Oasis, Jade) & colour pop heels (Fabucci). Necklace is from Betty & Biddy, love their accessories. http://www.bettyandbiddy.com/

Enjoy the rest of the weekend X

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Simple but perfect. Grey, white, nude

Saw this look today on Pinterest and want it all. So simple and comfortable but so chic. The grey and white together just looks so fresh. Want it all!!!

These slip on trainers are everywhere right now from Penneys, Dunnes & New Look to boutiques like Rena Beau and Fabucci. ASOS also have a fab leopard pair 😉 Here is a pair very similar to the picture.

http://www.asos.com/vans/vans-snake-off-white-leather-slip-on-trainers/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5850190&clr=Antiquewhite&SearchQuery=slip+on+trainers&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=163&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=3

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Out with the family last night

Got home from Wexford yesterday & headed out with my family last night wearing the uniform….skinnies & a blazer! My Mom, Dad, brother & his fiancé, sister & her fiancé and Paul & me all went to see my brother’s new house and then went for a lovely Indian. Love all of us being out together. outfit 02.04.2016

I wore the iclothing Steph blazer http://www.iclothing.com/steph-zip-detail-blazer-in-orange and their black Paris high waisted leather trousers….so comfy! http://www.iclothing.com/paris-high-waisted-wax-look-trousers-in-black-71287. You can get 15% off iclothing with the code Ystyle. The shoes are Nine West Flax and the top is old Penneys but similar in Oasis now.

Today is going to be spent chilling and getting ready for back to routines tomorrow! Slow cooked beef curry on the go so glass of red is calling. Happy Sunday girls X

 

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