If you (or someone you love, particularly a tween/teen) wear contact lenses, today’s contest is for you.
When I reviewed LensAlert for Cool Mom Picks, I’m pretty sure that rainbows appeared and cartoon bluebirds sat on my shoulder whistling happy tunes. And that’s because—despite two years, now, of being a contact lens wearer—my daughter remains incapable of noting how long she’s been wearing a pair of lenses. I don’t know what’s so hard about writing it down on the calendar, or remembering to look at the calendar afterward, but apparently it’s hard. And being her total drag of a mom, I’m worried about her ruining her eyes with old lenses, because I’m just unfun that way.
Anyway. Here’s the deal with LensAlert: It’s a timer for your contacts. Count down to changing the lenses on one side, the case on the other. (Did you know you should change your case regularly, too? I didn’t!) No muss, no fuss, no struggling to remember, no arguments. Set the timers, set your case in the base, and voila—when it’s time to change, it lets you know. So simple and easy, yet such an elegant solution to a battle moms are fighting all over the place, I bet.
For this contest, we’ll have two winners—each will receive a LensAlert Timer Pack (that’s a timer and three cases) as well as a 6-case Value Pack (they come in a rainbow of colors which my daughter assures me is “totally cool”). I love this for keeping your kid on a healthy schedule, but if you use it yourself, I won’t judge you. Even adults can use a friendly reminder that it’s time to chuck those old lenses.
Want to enter? First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Friday, September 10th, 2010 for a chance to win. Winners to be determined by random number generation and ocular health. But I’m not an ophthalmologist so probably just the random number thing.