Ever since my 11-year old daughter found out she needed glasses last year, she has told us several times she wanted contact lenses. Now her wish has been granted by Bausch + Lomb. They sent us some Soflens daily disposables contact lenses to review on my dad blog. My daughter’s transition from glasses to contacts has not been difficult, but it has not been easy either. I think this is mainly because she has to wake up at 6am in order to take two buses to get to her middle school, which is seven miles away. She’s not use to getting up at the crack of dawn every day and also having to put on contact lenses. Two big changes in a relatively short period of time.
Here is our take on the Bausch + Lomb Soflens daily disposables contact lenses:
- You don’t need to clean them because they are daily disposable contact lenses
- You also don’t have to worry about losing them because they’re daily disposables
- My daughter said the contact lenses are comfortable and do not irritate her eyes
- She also said she notices them when she first puts them on, but forgets they are there after while (I’ve worn contact lenses before that irritated my eyes as the day progress — not a good feeling)
- The contacts are so comfortable that my daughter forgot to take off her contacts one night and lost one of them by the time she woke up (it’s a good thing they were daily disposables)
- The daily Soflens are relatively inexpensive (a box of 90 lenses costs $30 — about 33 cents a lens)
I asked my daughter if the Bausch + Lomb Soflens daily disposables contact lenses made her feel more confident or different. She said not really. I’m not sure if I really believe her. I’m not saying she lied, but I do know I was self-conscious when I first started wearing glasses and was glad when I eventually switched to contact lenses. I’m fairly certain most tweens don’t think glasses are cool.
My oldest daughter is a sixth grader now. In a few years she’ll be in high school. She’s at the point in her life when we need to start talking to her about issues like self-confidence, fitting in, bullying, peer pressure, and responsibility. So far we’ve only talked to her about bullying and the responsibility of wearing contact lenses. Luckily, she has not been bullied or seen anyone get bullied at her 6-12 school. And except for the one time she forgot to take off her contacts at night, she has been fairly responsible about her contact lenses.
[Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Bausch + Lomb and received Soflens daily disposables to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.]