If you’re a girl who wears glasses and you’re not up for wearing them on your wedding day, then contact lenses are a good option! They’ll save you from being a chashmish bride without having to be practically blind on your big day. Before you settle for this idea, here’s what you need to know about wearing lenses on your wedding day. (You’re welcome!)
1. Consult your optometrist first!
If you’ve never worn contact lenses in your life and are keen on wearing them for the first time on your wedding day, consult your optometrist first. This should be done a couple of weeks before the big day. The reason being that you need to get used to wearing them and to see if you face any allergic reactions or discomfort while using them. For Indian skin and eye colour, shades of brown are a preferable choice.
2. Always wear contact lenses before applying your makeup
The last thing you want to experience on your wedding day is makeup or dirt getting caught in your lenses and your eyes. Make a choice and stick to the safer option of wearing your contact lenses before applying bridal makeup. And, don’t forget to shut your eyes while you apply any eye makeup. :)
3. Carrying your supplies is a must
Especially on a special occasion like your wedding, you can’t afford to not carry your supplies. Eye drops and a saline lens-cleansing solution should be around at all times so get your bestie or sister to carry them in her purse. In case your eyes get dry or your lenses shift, these babies will be the ones to come to your rescue.
4. Practise makes perfect
Let’s face it, it takes a few weeks to get used to wearing contact lenses. That’s why it’s a wise choice to start weeks in advance. It will not only give you time to adjust to them, but will also allow you to get comfortable with wearing and caring for them.
5. Learn to care for your babies!
Regardless of which type of lenses you settle for in the end, you must know how to take care of them. Pay attention to what your optometrist has to say and don’t shy away from asking questions. Certain lenses need a different kind of care. While all need to be sterilized overnight, some you can discard after a week. So, the key rule is to know about your lenses as much as possible.
6. Keep a backup plan ready
If by chance something does happens to your lenses on your wedding day, make sure you have a spare pair! Also make sure that the spare is identical in shade and fitting as compared to the ones you’re using on your wedding day.
7. How long can you wear your lenses for?
Some can wear them for the whole day and some can only wear them for a good 10-12 hours. The best person to have a word with would be your optometrist. Pay attention to guidelines and get a better understanding of what lenses work best with your eyes. In no way do you want to catch an infection or suffer from sore eyes on your big day. Good luck!