Weddings in 2020 were quite unusual and even today nothing has changed. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 and the ambiguity concerning the end of it—many couples made the tough decision to postpone their wedding.
I was no different. My husband and I got engaged in February 2020, and we quickly set a date for a church wedding in April 2020. But that didn’t happen. Thanks to the sudden countrywide lockdown in March! After the initial anger, disappointment, and a hundred ‘curse the bat’ chants later, we sat down (virtually) and planned a pandemic wedding to be held on 26th September 2020.
It was a wedding like no other, literally! There was no pomp and splendor, and limited guests. However, it was fun, intimate, and all about us and our families. It was beautiful!
But before that day arrived, there was another dilemma at hand—my poor eyesight! As a person who wore glasses practically all her life, I was not looking forward to wearing bulky eyeglasses that would either get stuck in my veil or hide my makeup on the wedding day. A visit to my ophthalmologist and a few trials later, I was ready to shine on my D-day with contact lenses that fitted my eyes like a glove!
Sneak Peek: The Contacts I Wore On My Big Day!
I had a quick pre-corona wedding shoot at my friend’s wedding in Udaipur (talk about killing two birds with one stone!). I wore the Aquacolor Envy Green Color Contact Lens from Lenskart for the pre-wedding shoot and my engagement. These lenses were comfortable to wear and complimented my complexion, outfit and mood.
For my lockdown wedding, I wanted to flaunt my natural dark brown eyes and hence, opted for the Aqualens 24 H Daily Disposable Contact Lens. These kept my eyes comfortable all day long, from morning to evening-just what I needed on my wedding day!
Most brides and grooms make the switch from glasses to contact lenses for their wedding. And why not! A special day calls for clear and sharp vision, without any glitches. In this blog, I will answer some FAQs regarding contact lenses, especially for those brides who wish to opt for contact lenses on their big day!
Where Should I Begin?
Check your eyes-this is the first thing you should do if you wish to switch to contact lenses. It is crucial to know that contact lens prescriptions and eyeglass prescriptions are not the same. They are distinct because eyeglasses sit on your nose, whereas contact lenses rest directly on your eyes and essentially become part of the eye’s visual system. Even though you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s advisable to get your eyes tested to eliminate any changes or adjustments needed before the big day!
Are There Any Prerequisites?
If you’re wearing contacts for the first time, we recommend doing a lens rehearsal. Try getting accustomed to your contact lens at least one month before the wedding day. This gives your eyes enough time to adjust to a foreign object and have an alternative in case any issue arises.
What Should I Expect On D-Day?
This answer is going to be a long one, so grab a cup of tea and get cozy!
Get Ready For A Long Day
As weddings can be a lengthy affair, make sure you have all the essentials you need to ensure comfortable and clear vision. The most important thing to remember is not to exceed the recommended wear time of the contact lens. Over-wearing your lenses could lead to discomfort and irritability, so make sure you take them out or replace them.
If you are looking for fuss-free, disposable contact lenses, choose the Aqualens Daily Disposable Contact Lenses which allow four times more oxygen for all-day comfort.
Wear Your Lenses On Your Own
As absurd as this sounds, do not make someone else put the contact lenses in your eyes. Practice several times if you have to, but do it with your own clean hands. It can get nasty if your bridesmaid’s nail pokes your eyes or if the lens doesn’t settle properly. You will end up having red watery eyes that can potentially ruin your perfect wedding photographs.
Whether you are doing your makeup yourself or hiring a professional, the most important thing to remember is to put on your lenses before you start. This eliminates the possibility of makeup getting trapped in the lens and causing you discomfort. Make sure not to use oil-based mascara, and avoid applying makeup on the inner lining of your eye, as it doesn’t work well with contact lenses and could cause blurry vision. Remember to remove your lens before taking off your makeup at the end of the day to prevent damage to the lens.
While we have given you tips for wearing contact lenses at your wedding, you should always have a backup plan. Carry your glasses to avoid any last-minute surprises. Worst-case scenario, at least you wouldn’t end up saying ‘I do’ to the wrong person on your wedding day! Who says your eyeglasses have to be drab? Choose the stylish Rose Gold Black Square Eyeglass or the minimalist Pink Transparent Cat Eye Eyeglass from the fabulous collection of eyewear at Lenskart.
Can You Cry With Contact Lenses On?
The wedding ceremony is over, you are officially married and the guests have left. Now, it is just you and your family. Emotions are on high, and your beloved parents are teary-eyed seeing their little daughter all grown up. You can feel the tears welling up and your vision going blurry, but don’t be alarmed. Yes, you can cry with contact lenses. Your contacts may move around the eye a bit and can sometimes get stuck to the inner eyelid, but they can be moved back into place easily. However, do not rub your eyes or wipe the tears away too rigorously, as it can cause the lenses to dislodge.
The amount of planning and hard work that goes into the wedding preparation can be exhausting, but the result is always beautiful! Be assured on your special day, everything comes together wonderfully. Go on, pretty lady, celebrate with your family and loved ones– masks and all!