Why converting to Waldo Contact Lenses was the best thing I did for myself this year!

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It’s safe to say my vision has always been important to me, but my contact lenses? Not so much. They’ve always just been there, in my bag, in my bathroom cabinet or in my suitcase – hiding somewhere behind my skin care products, hair care products and even my dental care products. 

To be honest, I’d never given my lenses a second thought. I’d long settled for a certain brand of long-wear contacts, which were admittedly itchy, flimsy and overpriced, but they were okay. And that’s all they were – okay. After all, my lenses weren’t something I got excited about – they just did a job. When it came to eye care, my contact lenses were expensive, clinical and quite simply – boring. 

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Last year, a good friend of mine emailed me a website link to a new eyecare brand she said was ‘revolutionary’, called Waldo. I thought that was a bit far fetched for a contact lenses company, but it was a slow day at work, so I clicked anyway. Navigating through the shiny blue website, I began to see the draw. Waldo promised to deliver daily contact lenses for way less than I was used to paying, and on a flexible subscription service. Scrolling down, it wasn’t just the crazy low prices and tailorable deliveries that caught my attention – they seemed to bring excitement and fun to the entire eyecare category. I’d never felt even vaguely excited about ordering contact lenses, yet here I was, scrolling through their website like a kid in a candy store, hypnotised by sparkling blue lenses filling my laptop screen. Forbes, GQ, Business Insider and Well + Good had all tipped the brand as the next big thing in the eyecare industry, and with the promise of a ‘10 day free trial’, I was hooked. I emailed my friend back, “NICE, ordered!”. 

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Just 2 days later, a small blue box arrived neatly at my doorstep. I excitedly brought it inside and placed it proudly in my bathroom cabinet.

The first day of wearing my lenses was just as Waldo had promised – completely comfortable. I remember it was a particularly screen-heavy day at work (which usually has me battling with dry and tired eyes) but I hardly noticed I was wearing them. I especially liked the fact that, for the first time, I could afford to wear dailies – the most hygienic choice when it comes to lenes in comparison to longer-wear options. The individually packed contacts and the 100% fresh solutions mean my eyes feel permanently sanitised and healthy, and they’re so practical when I’m travelling. 

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The flexible subscription was another pull for me switching. I’m not a particularly tech-savvy millennial, but Waldo’s website makes it super easy to hop onto my laptop or phone and change, cancel or delay deliveries. After my free trial, I originally chose to roll onto the monthly plan which meant I had my lenses delivered to me on the same day every month for $19.50 per box of 30. It worked really well for me for a while, but after a few months I decided to switch to the bi-annual plan, as I knew I was 100% happy with the lenses and it meant I could save even further on each delivery. Their bi-annual plan is only $17.00 per box of 30 lenses. Now I have 12 boxes delivered every 6 months, and simply store them in my cabinet until I’m ready to wear them – it works perfectly!

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The customer care team were super helpful in assisting me when switching plans. I could have done so online, but I decided to give them a call instead and had a great, friendly conversation – they treated me like an old friend who had called to catch up, which was so refreshing and a real change from many subscription companies I have communicated with in the past. I think often subscription services get a bad wrap, due to them historically offering only ‘locked in’ and inflexible contracts, but Waldo is the complete opposite – I’ve never felt so in control of my deliveries. 

Something else that stands out about Waldo is their commitment to me and my personal eyecare. Advantages like their in-house optical team, and having professional advice at the end of the phone whenever I need it makes a huge difference. I spoke to one of their in-house opticians the other day, as winter is approaching and my eyes have always suffered in the cold. I wanted to pre-empt any possible dryness that might arise and she suggested I try Waldo Hydration Drops – a new range of eye drops that the brand had just released in the US. 

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I decided to add them to my next order, and since then they’ve been permanently kept in my handbag. What I particularly like about the drops, is that they are made from 100% natural active ingredients and are completely compatible with contact lenses, which I’ve struggled to find in the past. Whenever I feel my eyes need an extra boost of moisture, I take a quick drop and instantly feel they are more refreshed and rejuvenated. 

All in all, Waldo has completely converted me! I’m a loyal subscriber and advocate for good 🙂

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