When I was younger, my mom used to teach me my first words using Ladybird playcards. Every day I would read a few while I play. Gradually, my parents slowly realised that I had difficulties reading the playcards from where they were. That was when they brought me to the optician and I was officially short-sighted. I was 8.
I refused to wear any glasses until a few years later, but my power already escalated terribly by then. Today, with a power of 600 with astigmation of 550, I am living my days fully dependant on eyewear. I wore spectacles from age 10 to 13, but I have to admit – the three years were one of my worst (but I want to admit, cute!) years because I literally looked quite #fail. Everywhere I went I had to hold on tight to my glasses, whatever pretty dresses I wore – the look just didn’t go with my glasses that had LOTS of circles in it due to the high power. I didn’t feel good at all, not even average. Everytime I looked down from a level so high up, I had to take off my glasses – but that would mean I’ll not be able to see anything. Everytime I sat on exciting roller coaster rides, I would have to take my glasses off again in fear of losing in during the ride. It was all quite upsetting for me because I wanted to have perfect vision like everyone else during fun times like these.
Although it was a short 3 years, the discomfort I had to go through was really quite impactful. Finally, my mom realised and thought I should try wearing contact lenses. I was delighted with the idea, but was also filled with worries because I’ve heard terrible stories of it drying up and tearing in the eye, being slit at the back of your head. Nevertheless, I still decided to try.
Then I was slapped with the worst news – my power might be a little too high for contact lenses. But thankfully, my optician assured that tehre was something I can have if I paid a little extra. So from year 2004 until today, year 2011 – I am glad to say that after 8 years of wearing my Bausch & Lomb contact lenses – I have been quite happy and grateful because I now have freedom to do so many wonderful things wihtout having to think of the safety and appearance of my spectacles.
Bausch & Lomb is now launching a campaign called “Freedom to Look Hot” and I think they won’t be able to find another more suitable name for the campaign. It seeks to encourage more people to shift from glasses to contact lenses – and as a first hand user, this comes so close to my heart I REALLY encourage everyone who have always been depending on glasses to give contact lenses a shot.
The campaign is seeking for the BEST before and after picture (with glasses, then with contact lenses) . Determination of the winner goes by votes so friends can all come vote for you! Voters also stand a chance in winning the grand prize of a SUZUKI ALTO.
To join, just purchase a set of Bausch and Lomb SL38/SL39. Then, there will be serial number for you that stands in as ONE vote. Just log on to www.freedomtolookhot.com and proceed to key in the serial number.
Just THAT easy.