I’m not sure who this person is but the Prince should hire investigators to find out!
Is necessary to do a contact lens evaluation every year? Absolutely! Your contact lens Rx is not the same as your glasses Rx because the are on your eyeball not in front of it. The evaluation is checking to see if the contacts are the right size/shape and providing enough oxygen to keep the tissue clear and healthy.
I will give Cinderella (if that’s her real name) the benefit of the doubt because if the feet are anything like the eyes, they do change over time.
So my advice to you is make sure you get your eyes rechecked every year to ensure your contacts are still a perfect fit and won’t damage your eye or fall off (like the real Cinderella’s shoe).
My advice to the prince, get a good prenup just in case the person you spent dancing the night away with at the ball finally shows up. And, dude, get a good pair of glasses so you can use your eyes to identify the face the love of your life instead of her feet.
If you’re looking for the fastest path to vision loss this summer, you’ve found it! Swimming in your contacts can cause infections, painful ulcers and blindness.
There’s a scary little parasite called acanthamoeba that lives in water and loves warm wet places (read: your cornea). It can attach to your contact lenses and then discover that your cornea makes a hearty snack. Acanthamoeba is difficult to diagnose and extremely hard to treat so prevention is key.
The FDA recommends your contact lenses or cases are never exposed to any kind of water, including tap water, sterile water and H20 in swimming pools, oceans, lakes, hot tubs and showers.
If you are a descendent of Magoo, I’d recommend investing in swim googles. They’ll protect your eyes, help you see underwater and you’ll look like a pro!
However, if you must insist on wearing contacts during your water adventures, let’s have a conversation about daily wear contacts lenses. Removing and disposing of your lenses immediately after water exposure will decrease your chances of losing your vision.
Have a safe and happy summer!