My Dream Christmas With Feel Good Contacts

In the past, Christmas as a glasses wearer was not the most glamorous time.

Things have come a long way since I discovered I was short-sighted when I was 11.  I had the regulation black NHS frames before moving on to a time I would far rather forget when my mum made me wear her hand-me-down 1960’s frame which had a decidedly more Dame Edna vibe than the sexy cat-eye styles that you can find today.

Back then, it was not cool to wear glasses and contact lenses were in their infancy. I had my first pair of lenses when I was 18.  I tried gas permeable lenses (like grit) and then soft contact lenses which were less like grit but needed an industrial-strength cleaner (a strange smelling fizzy tablet) to get the protein off – otherwise, lumps would appear on your lenses and ruin them.

Christmas as a young woman was a bit of a nightmare.  Walking into pubs meant instant blindness due to the fogging up of your glasses as you went from cold weather to a warm interior.  Hardly chic.  Kissing boys required a degree of contortion to avoid not only bumping noses but knocking your frames askance on your face.

So when Feel Good Contacts asked me to describe my dream Christmas I have to say that with today’s contact lenses everything is 500% better than it was already!  Switching from glasses to contact lenses is a lot easier. Back then I could never have imagined comfortable daily disposable contact lenses which didn’t break the bank!

As a wife and mum with two gorgeous kids, I pretty much have everything already. That’s the thing about being in your 50’s.  You have most things, have had lots of experiences and are more preoccupied with keeping other people happy than with your wants.

My ideal Christmas day involves lazing, eating, TV and probably a brisk walk around the village.  It’s more likely to involve an early start, hunting for batteries, cooking and wondering why we still haven’t got a gravy boat.  I think there must be a national shortage of them.

I was, though, very happy with the present Feel Good Contacts sent me, not only did it contact a month’s supply of the most comfortable soft contact lenses I have ever worn, they had thoughtfully included some things to help a frazzled mum glam up for a (rare) night out – some delicious bath bombs, a nail set from OPI and a gorgeous fragrance to spritz. Because you don’t always have time to shop for you, do you?

No,  my dream Christmas is a stress-free one!

It’s also good to know that if I run out of my contact lenses, Feel Good Contacts will whizz them out to me via Next Day Delivery if I order by 7 pm and will price match them to ensure they are the lowest priced lenses out there.

You just need to know what your prescription is – you don’t need to give them a written prescription or have any kind of referral from your optician.  You’ll also find lots of helpful advice about eye care on their website too.

All the big contact lens brands are stocked so chances are you’ll find your current lens brand without having to trek out to your optician – and probably save some money into the bargain.

I would still advise that you keep up with regular sight and contact lens checks to ensure that your eye health is monitored – particularly important if you are over 40 or you have an auto immune condition or thyroid problems like I do.

I keep up with my check-ups but when I need a contact lens top-up I now go online because it’s so much quicker and simpler.

And because I have mild OCD around my glasses, believe me, having a constant stock of contact lenses is very important to me.

Ordering contact lenses from Feel Good Contacts is simple. Select your brand of lenses and then carefully enter your prescription – base curve, diameter and power for your left and your right lens.  If you’re unsure take the reading off an existing box if you have one or request a copy of your current prescription from your optician.  They are legally obliged to let you have it free of charge.

Then select how many months’ supply of lenses you need – the minimum obviously being 1 month. If you’re unsure about anything you can telephone their customer services from 8 am to 9 pm.

If you would like to try Feel Good Contacts and stock up on your contact lenses this Christmas, I have a 10% discount code for you – MODXMAS10.

As for my dream Christmas, I’ll be happy if the Husband and I get a lie in later than 7 am before Caitlin and Ieuan hurtle in and if we all manage to remain well over the Christmas period.

Oh, and if there’s enough Baileys.


  1. 22 December, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I have never tried contacts but have been wearing glasses as long as I can remember, maybe it is time now.

  2. 21 December, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I’ve been wearing glasses for about 10 years now and I am desperate to ditch them and move on to contacts. This is a great option and I can’t wait to check them out once I have my prescription!

  3. 21 December, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Hubby needs some new contacts so will definitely try this service

  4. Hannah
    19 December, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I need to get contact lenses soon! That OPI Set looks lovely x

  5. 18 December, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I love that OPI nail polish set! Its my fave nail polish brand, they always have great shades.

  6. Thena Franssen
    18 December, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I don’t wear contacts but my husband does. I will have to check these out for him as we are on the hunt for some good ones at a great price.

  7. 18 December, 2017 / 11:19 am

    My eldest wears glasses, but as she gets older she’s getting more self-conscious of them – I’ve told her that when she’s older she can look at getting contacts, so it’s good to know there are some good quality, affordable options out there these days. x

  8. Hannah
    17 December, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I wear contact lenses so will definitely think about this company

  9. 17 December, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I have never worn glasses or contacts but I can understand the struggle of finding something that fits well. Glad you found something you like x

  10. 17 December, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I’ve never had to use contacts but know friends that really struggle with them so will let them know your thoughts on these! x

  11. 16 December, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    My husband wears contacts, I must tell him about this, it’s great they can be delivered at such short notice and so quickly.

  12. 16 December, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    It is great that they have a next day delivery option – I only wear glasses but I have many friends who wear contacts and always run out so this would be a brilliant option for them!

  13. Joanna
    16 December, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I don’t have much experience with glasses but I did wear contact lens for a while, when I was in a phase in which i wanted green eyes. So I bought green contact lenses. I know how important it is to pick the right pair, as they can dry your eyes quite badly.

  14. 16 December, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I wear contact lenses all the time, and it’s brilliant that Feel Good Contacts have a next day delivery option. Glad they are so comfortable too! Off to check out the prices

  15. Abbeylouisarose
    16 December, 2017 / 7:44 am

    I’ve worn contact lenses since the age of 10 and I absolutely love them! I know the feeling of your glasses steaming up as soon as you step inside on a cold winter’s day all too well!! I have only ever used monthly disposables but I’m so tempted to switch to dailies just for the ease of use with no need to clean them! I’ll certainly check out this company

  16. 16 December, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I imagine it must be so hard to find lenses that are comfortable for you. If I’m honest, I really couldn’t wear them myself – but I imagine it must make life easier not having to wear glasses all the time.

  17. 15 December, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Finding comfortable lenses is hard, glad you find them.

  18. 15 December, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    stress-free is the best way! Here’s hoping for no wake up call earlier than 7am too! 🙂

  19. 15 December, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I remember wearing glasses as a kid for a short while, not sure what happened but I dont wear them anymore nor need them. Glad you found contact lens that you like

  20. 15 December, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I’ve never tried contact lenses, I worry they’d irritate my eyes but these seem like they would be worth trying. Maybe I’ll give them a go.

  21. 14 December, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Eye fashion has greatly improved with beautiful frames in all styles and colour , hence making wearing glasses more fashionable. Contact lenses have also come a long way but its super important to make sure that you have regular contact lens after cares with a registered optician and have a valid contact lens prescription

  22. 14 December, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Ah I’m so glad you’ve found comfortable daily lenses. I can’t wear them but I know how people can struggle to find comfortable affordable ones.

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