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Six reasons you should definitely ditch the specs.

Six reasons you SHOULD consider contact lenses.

I’ve had terrible vision for my entire life.

It’s something I had well and truly come to terms with. I’d happily embraced my four-eyed nature.

But that doesn’t mean it didn’t annoy me from time to time.

Like a few weeks ago, in a bout of #fitspo mania I went for a jog (claps for me) only to have my glasses slide down my sweaty nose and hit the deck. Hard. Hard enough for me to have to blindly make my way home.

As I canvassed the internet, I made the executive decision to try contact lenses instead. So that my next workout would still be painful on the hips, but a little more easy on the eyes.

And it was. During my next run (complete with contact lenses) I felt like pulling a Braveheart and screaming FREEEEEDOM as I jogged across the park.

“During my next run (complete with contact lenses) I felt like pulling a Braveheart and screaming FREEEEEDOM as I jogged across the park.”

Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Specsavers. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.

After this revelation, I’ve gone on to discover that a whole lot more can be done (and done better) with contact lenses. Here are six of them.

1. Cooking.

In a hot kitchen, being able to read the cooking method without creating a mini-sauna around your eyeballs is the best. There’s no fear of glasses fogging up when you’re wearing contacts and you don’t have to worry about anything sliding off your face into the pot of soup you’re stirring.

2. Makeup.

Putting on makeup while wearing glasses is obviously impossible, unless you’re going for the reverse panda look in which your entire face is made up except your eye area. For the record, we do not recommend that. Applying your face with contact lenses, however, is a dream.

Having full and proper vision means there’s no accidental eyeball jabs with the mascara wand. And you can actually put on the right amount of bronzer because you can actually see when you’re starting to look like an Oompa Loompa.

“Having full and proper vision means there’s no accidental eyeball jabs with the mascara wand.”

3. First date.

If your first date goes well, you can expect a little mouth-on-mouth action at the end. So it’s best to make the landing zone as free from blocks as possible. There’s nothing less sexy than kissing someone and in the process, having their skin smudge your spectacles.

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Or having to pause mid-kiss session to remove your glasses and place them on a nearby flat surface. Contact lenses also means you’ll be going for their mouth instead accidentally making out with their chin.

Related: How much do you share on a first date?

4. Yoga.

Yoga is a time to relax and find your inner Zen zone. This is hard to do when your glasses are constantly sliding down your nose in downward dog position. And nothing is more stressful than seeing your frames hit the floor while you’re turning yourself into a pretzel.

Going with contact lenses gives you the freedom to get all the moves right while being able to see the yoga instructor from the back of the room.

“Nothing is more stressful than seeing your frames hit the floor while you’re turning yourself into a pretzel.”

5. Races.

Before you lose your sweet mind over your horse winning its race, you better make sure you’ve read your bets right. With contact lenses, you don’t have to worry about your glasses messing with your fascinator.

Related: “I got naked with a shop assistant today. But it’s not what you think.”

6. Clubbing.

Changing between the sauna-like dance floor and the air-conditioned bathrooms can wreak havoc on four-eyed vision. So unless you want your night out to turn into a scene out of The Fog, it’s best to go clubbing with contact lenses.

And even better – you can whip your hair back and worth without worrying about whipping someone in the face with your projectile specs.

Now that your eyes are front and centre, how about these looks for your lashes?

What other activities are better sans-glasses?

Specsavers is encouraging glasses wearers to “get naked” and experience the freedom that comes with wearing contact lenses. With free-shipping, in-store aftercare and all the world’s leading brands, buying contact lenses online with Specsavers is the best way to get “naked” for less.