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Seeing underwater was a priority for teenager Henry a keen surfer and water-sports enthusiast who did not want glasses or regular contact lenses.

I first realised there was something wrong with Henry's eyesight when he had to bury his face right in the sports pages in order to read them. I'd always kept up with opticians's appointments for the children but as they got older and busier had managed to miss one. In that one year Henry's eyesight had deteriorated - not by much but enough to mean he could no longer read the classroom whiteboard with ease. 

So, armed with his prescription we explored the options. After trying several hundred pairs of glasses, Henry decided that he was not going to look as cool as Johnny Depp in any of them. Next, contact lenses - we could have gone for the conventional daywear but we are fortunate enough to have an excellent optician who offered us something better: IGO Lenses.

These lenses are worn at night during which time they correct short-sightedness. They took a little getting used to but the benefits have been worth it. When Henry removes them in the morning from then on he enjoys perfect vision all day. Partaking of the usual teenage activities, there are times when he is up all hours and the distinction between day and night is a little blurred but happily his vision isn't as the correction can last up to 48 hours for him.

Henry himself is constantly in awe that his sight deficit can be corrected in this way and loves the freedom they offer him. We live on the coast and one of his greatest pleasures is to jump on his bike and nip down to the sea for a quick dip.

The lenses are more expensive than other lenses but they can slow down the normal rate of deterioration, which from my point of view as a parent, is the greatest benefit of all.

Henry was treated at:

Classic Eyes
55 Bourne Ave, BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset
BH2 6DW
01202 317313
www.classiceyes.com

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