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5 Reasons to Try Contact Lenses this Summer

Posted On 25 May 2016

5 Reasons to try contact lenses blog 

Have you been considering trying contact lenses for some time now? With summer just around the corner and our last Clubcard Boost event in full swing, now is the perfect time to give them a go.

We’re convinced you will wish you’d done so sooner too!

The great thing about contact lenses is that they give you the option to be glasses free whenever suits you, as often or as little as you like. Even if you’re quite attached to your glasses it’s convenient to have the option to switch to a pair of contact lenses before heading to the gym or to your best friend’s wedding.

You might even like the convenience and comfort of contact lenses so much that you decide to wear them more often than you think.

Here are 5 more reasons why this spring/summer is the perfect time to give contact lenses a go!

Save money on contact lenses with Clubcard Boost

Save money with Tesco Opticians

 It’s our last ever Clubcard Boost event, so why not use this opportunity to save money on your first supply of contact lenses by doubling the value of your Clubcard vouchers and redeeming them for contact lenses from TescoOpticians.com. Boost your vouchers over on the Clubcard Boost website.

If you’ve never tried contact lenses before you will need to book an initial appointment with us first to get a contact lens specification and receive a contact lens trial.

Summer occasions

Our social calendars are often at their busiest during the summer months, with many people choosing the warmer weather to take holidays from work, host parties and barbeques, and even get married.

With so many dates in the diary and occasions to dress up for, it’s nice to have the option to go glasses-free and wear contact lenses with that special outfit instead.

Outdoor activities and events


Planning on enjoying the summer months in the great outdoors? Hiking, camping, picnicking and exploring the British countryside can be some of the most rewarding and relaxing ways to spend the summer months.

Wearing glasses during strenuous exercise like hiking and climbing can sometimes be uncomfortable or inconvenient so it’s great to have the option to wear contact lenses for that big walking and camping trip you have planned for the summer.

The UK’s temperamental weather can also mean being caught in drizzly wet weather one minute and hot sunshine the next, whilst glasses will alternate between wet and steamy dependant on the weather, contact lenses will offer you clear vision at all times.

Extra UV protection

It’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays all year around, but even more so during the summer months. Did you know that most contact lens brands now offer some UV protection? Acuvue contact lenses block more than 98% of UVB rays and 85% of UVA rays as standard across their range.¹ 

Of course this is not enough protection alone as lenses do not block 100% of rays and only protect the part of the eye that the lens covers, but it is a great additional layer of protection for your eyes. If you’re wearing contact lenses outside make sure you always wear sunglasses too. 

Summer sports

 Trampoline Summer Sports

With the Olympics in Rio this year, you may be feeling inspired to take up a new sport this summer. When the days are lighter for longer the thought of going for a run, playing badminton, tennis or football often seems much more inviting!

Wearing glasses whilst playing sports may impact your performance, or feel a little uncomfortable or irritating. Contact lenses are so comfortable you can’t even feel them, and you don’t need to worry about them slipping or sliding off your face. Your glasses’ frames can also obstruct your field of vision a little when playing sports, whereas with contact lenses there is no obstruction and they offer much better peripheral vision, so that you can always perform at your best! 

Eager to try contact lenses but saving money for your holiday this summer? Stock up on a 3 month supply of your favourite lenses whilst our Clubcard Boost event is on to receive money off your lenses now!

If you’re looking for long-wear lenses then these two-weekly Acuvue Oasys contact lenses could be right for you. Boost £15 worth of Clubcard vouchers to receive a 3 month supply of these lenses for just £2.50!*

Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses

If convenient daily disposable lenses are more suitable for you then don’t forget that during the Clubcard Boost period you can boost £20 worth of Clubcard vouchers to receive 3 months supply of these Dailies Aquacomfort Plus contact lenses for just £35, that’s less than half price!**

Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Contact lenses

If you’ve never worn contact lenses before or don’t have a valid, in date contact lens specification then you will need to book an appointment at your local Tesco Opticians for a contact lens initial appointment. Your optician will examine your eyes and advise you on which lenses are best for your eyes*. 

Book a contact lens initial appointment today.




*Subject to valid contact lens specification.

** Cost of contact lens initial appointment is £15, which includes trial lenses.

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